Job details

Job details
Employer Alec Hunter Academy
Location Braintree
Salary MPS
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted New this week
Closing date
Job starts September 2018

Teacher of Science 


Required for September 2018

NOR: 777

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated teacher of Science to join a supportive, enthusiastic and high-performing team.  Applications are welcome from experienced and newly qualified teachers able to teach throughout the age and ability range and to engender positive relationships with young people. The school offers an excellent induction for NQTs and would be able to support you through your first year.  

Under new, stronger leadership since 2015, the Science department has seen a sharp rise in outcomes, with results in both Core and Additional now sitting above the national average.  Over 60% of students gained 2 or more A*-C grades in Science subjects in 2017, compared with 37% just 3 years ago.  There is also a vibrant STEM Club within the school, enthusing our youngsters with a love of science.  

These are exciting times at Alec Hunter, since our recent Ofsted inspection, in July 2017, graded the school as ‘good’ for the first time in its history, with the report noting that “School leaders have established a culture where expectations of pupils and teachers are high and improvement is rapid”.  We are therefore keen to recruit a team member who will make a strong contribution to our vision for Science as a high-quality department at the forefront of the school’s journey to excellence.    

Alec Hunter Academy is a mixed, 11-16 comprehensive school with an established reputation as a welcoming and forward-thinking learning community.  In addition, we are full partners in the Braintree Sixth Form, which provides opportunities for some of our staff to teach at Key Stage 5.  The school works in close partnership with Saffron Walden County High School, one of the highest performing schools in Essex, within the Saffron Academy Trust.  Numerous opportunities for professional development exist through this partnership and our membership of several local networks, including two teaching school alliances. 

Our school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service check at enhanced level will be required for this post.  If you would like to visit the school prior to making an application, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange this.

Closing date: Monday 27th November 2017

Interviews: Wednesday 6th December 2017

For further details, information pack and application form please contact Miss Jill Cochrane, HR Officer on 01376 559334 or via

About the employer

Alec Hunter Academy is a co-educational secondary school based in Braintree, Essex, for students aged 11-16. It is sponsored by the Saffron Academy Trust.   


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Information about Alec Hunter Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
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