Teacher of Science, Liverpool

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Lord Derby AcademyLiverpool

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Due to retirement an opportunity has arisen for a full time teacher, holding Qualified Teacher Status, to join the science department at Lord Derby Academy.  

You will be able to deliver science to pupils across the ability range at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. This is an ideal opportunity for a Newly Qualified Teacher seeking their first post in an exciting school or an experienced teacher looking for a new opportunity. The post is to start in January 2018.   

Lord Derby Academy opened on 1st February 2014 and is part of the Dean Trust which has a number of very high performing schools and a proven track record of sustained improvement.  The Dean Trust’s core values include traditional academic education, excellent discipline and respect, resulting in improved attainment and progress.

“Believe, Achieve, Succeed” has been embraced by all of the schools in The Dean Trust.  We have proved the power of these words with praise in Ofsted inspections.    

We can offer you  

  • An opportunity to join a highly ambitious team of staff. “The morale, dedication and      commitment of staff are contagious”.  (OFSTED 2017) 
  • Excellent facilities including five specialist science laboratories  
  • The use of a developing wildlife garden to support ecology studies and enrichment     activities  
  • Access to high quality CPD in a school where “The support and training that staff receive is excellent”. (OFSTED 2017) 
  • A school which sets high standards for both staff and pupils “The reputation that this is a school that insists on the highest standards of behaviour is deserved”. (OFSTED 2017)

As a teacher of science you will be part of a friendly and dedicated department. Staff hold high expectations for all pupils and work tirelessly to raise attainment and achievement. The science department are committed to raising the profile of science across the school. 

Science and STEM is taught to all Key Stage 3 pupils and they follow a pathway to develop their investigative skills and make links to the wider world.  A group of Key Stage 3 pupils have designed a wildlife garden and are involved the maintenance of the garden as part of their enrichment programme; pupils have access to this space to undertake their ecology studies and this forms part of our STEM provision. Pupils have also benefitted from access to a visiting planetarium and we have been lucky enough to have moon rock loaned to the department. 

All Key Stage 4 pupils study a minimum of 2 science GCSEs.  Key Stage 4 pupils have received specialist talks from STEM ambassadors and have been involved in a science focused careers trip to explore post-16 provision. 

We are highly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS vetting procedures are required for all posts.  Application forms and further information are available from          Mrs J. Riley (HR and Operations Assistant) on 0151 477 8860 or email jriley@lordderbyacademy.co.uk   

Closing date for applications: 12.00p.m. Friday 20th October  2017

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More about Lord Derby Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Seel Road, Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L36 6DG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 477 8860
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