Teacher of Chemistry/Science, Cumbria

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West Lakes AcademyCumbria

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR + relocation package + negotiable recruitment & retention payment (terms and conditions apply)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Applications for all specialisms will be considered.  MPR/UPR; Full time from January 2018.  

• Relocation package up to £5,000 conditions apply 

• Generous negotiable recruitment and retention payment for colleagues with at least 2 years relevant experience 

• Corporate healthcare scheme 

• Excellent professional development opportunities. 

• A friendly and supportive learning environment with excellent student/staff relationships 

• An exciting, modern state-of-the-art building with unrivalled facilities 

• We offer a comprehensive programme of CPD.  

We are a thriving, ambitious and forward thinking 11-18 academy situated on the edge of the beautiful English Lake District. Our modern £26m building provides outstanding facilities, incorporating cutting edge technology which creates a bright and motivational learning environment.  

The academy was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2017 and was judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of the inspection. Previously it was judged ‘Good’ in February 2013.  

The Academy’s Sponsors - Sellafield Limited, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the University of Central Lancashire – have each played an important role in its success and are committed to its continued improvement.  The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for the past 4 years. In September 2017 our number on roll is 1203, in years 7 – 13.  

We are part of the Western Lakes Teaching Schools Alliance and are building strong links with other schools in the area and we have recently been awarded National Teaching School status.  

We have an exciting opportunity for committed and inspirational teachers to join a collaborative and experienced team with a passion for science.  You will be supported by an exceptional team of technicians and will be prepared to work hard to ensure that every student makes exceptional progress.  

We have science as a specialism and are equipped with nine, state-of-the-art teaching labs that have a full range of traditional science equipment and extensive 21st century ICT facilities to provide a truly outstanding learning environment. We benefit considerably from our sponsors, Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.  We also have close links with our Education Partner, UCLan.  

We welcome applications from Chemistry, Physics and Biology Teachers, including NQT’s. We would be particularly interested in colleagues who are able to teach Chemistry at A level.   

For an informal discussion about this role or to arrange a visit, please contact, James Jackson, Senior Vice Principal or Blake Hendren, Assistant Principal and Director of Science, on 01946 820356. 

West Lakes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure with regulated activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Further details and application forms are available from our website www.westlakesacademy.org.uk  Closing date: Friday 13th October 2017 at 9.00 am



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Main Street, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2DQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1946 820356
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West Lakes Academy in Egremont, Cumbria, provides education to children from 11 to 18 years old. We opened in September 2008 and moved into our brand new building in March 2012. As an academy, we are independently governed but state funded and free t...