The John Roan School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.
Joining the Science Department at The John Roan School you will be working to inspire students with a love of the subject that comes from your passion for Science. Our staff are dedicated to achievement and progression for every single student in every single class.
All students study Combined Science to GCSE, with a small group of excellent scientists taking the Single Sciences in Years 10 and 11. We deliver A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as the BTEC Level 3 Science course. Some students in Year 10 have the option to take GCSE Astronomy as an additional subject, studied in collaboration with the Royal Observatory.
We expect our Science teachers to deliver across the three sciences to students at Key Stages 3 and 4, although there is an opportunity to specialise to a degree at Key Stage 4. The department is currently looking for a Physics specialist to provide balance to the team.
We have an open-door approach within the team and insist on constant communication and collaboration because we know that this is the best way to have an outstanding team and an outstanding department.
The department – and the school – is a very supportive umbrella for coaching and mentoring and there are many opportunities for professional development in school and beyond with access to a wealth of opportunities through United Learning. We work closely with the United Learning Science Advisory Team who are regular visitors to the school to provide training, advice and challenge to the team.
In particular, candidates should:
• Show the ability to be a/or become an excellent classroom practitioner.
• Have high expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement, and behaviour.
• Have enthusiasm for developing innovative and creative approaches to learning, teaching, and student participation.
• Have a sound subject knowledge which they can utilise to challenge all pupils.
• Have a clear understanding of the latest curriculum and pedagogical developments in Science.
• Have an ability to engage and motivate pupils.
• Have a commitment to support our enrichment programme by facilitating co-curricular clubs.
In return we are offering a highly attractive salary, along with the benefits of being part of United Learning, opportunities to share good practice and collaborate with colleagues across every phase of education.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and the post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and positively support equality of opportunity and equity of treatment to colleagues and students in accordance with the United Learning Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct.
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The John Roan School
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years