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Teacher of Science

Mounts Bay AcademyCornwall

We are seeking to appoint a talented, inspirational and highly motivated Teacher to teach Science and work with a supportive team within a well-resourced faculty with six fully equipped science laboratories.  Mounts Bay Academy is a caring and dynamic Academy where students are placed at the centre of everything we do.  We provide a broad and balanced curriculum to all our students, who are set challenging academic and personal targets and given the inspiration to succeed.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver GCSE Science and be able to promote interest in the subject across all key stages in the Academy.  The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of strategic goals for the department and be able to project a vision within which students are well prepared for the modern world.  A focus on entrepreneurship will be important to make the subject attractive to students from the full spectrum of abilities and drive improvements in standards and outcomes.

Is this post the right one for you?  It is if:

• you are someone who can think critically about pedagogy and specialist-specific approaches

• you are ambitious for students as well as yourself

• you value and use research to extend your own repertoire in order to develop and coach others

• it is your practice to use a wide range of pedagogical approaches because you can see their relevant in different contexts

• you can articulate and justify the reasons why each might be used.  

Specifically, we are interested in skilled practitioners who appreciate and understand the preconceptions and misconceptions students may have about a topic/area of study.  Successful candidates will be able to show that they not only have a clear understanding of possible barriers to learning, but that they know how to select and use appropriate strategies to overcome these, especially for students with SEND and for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Mounts Bay Academy embraces the use of new technologies, providing 1-1 iPad devices for each child and an iPad and MacBook for each member of staff.  We would welcome applicants who are innovative in their use of IT and can develop their use as a strategy to deliver outstanding lessons.

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