Teacher of Science (Chemistry)
(Maternity Cover 2 terms in the first instance)
Start Date: September 2018
We are looking for a passionate, determined, creative and innovative teacher that can promote a positive approach to learning and to life. You must be committed to the craft of teaching and be able to demonstrate excellent student progress by providing a nurturing progressive environment that delivers proven results.
The Oaks Academy is committed to supporting staff and students to achieve their true potential. Are you well educated, driven, enthusiastic and looking for a new challenge? If so, we want you to apply for this role.
The Oaks Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure.
The Science department is a becoming a well-established department at The Oaks Academy and has seen a number of changes over recent years. An enormous amount of work has been done overhauling schemes of work at Key Stage 3 and 4 to ensure that, all students, are enthused, engaged and challenged at all times. And, most importantly, that they are best prepared for the rigour of the new curriculum demands at Key Stage 4. The appointed Chemistry teacher would work within a team of friendly, professional, committed and skilled staff who have embraced numerous changes to their practice over the last few years.
There are four full time members of staff who are enthusiastic, motivated and work as a close team towards shared goals. All members of staff have their own lab fully equipped with all practical resources and interactive white boards. All practical work is supported by a full time lab technician.
Science, at Key Stage 4, is taught by subject specialists, as much as possible, with all groups rotating to ensure they are provided with specialist teachers for each aspect of the curriculum. Current Year 10 and 11 classes are following the new AQA combined science (trilogy) pathway.
As stated above, it is the departments’ philosophy to ensure that all pupils are challenged through an exciting and enriching curriculum to achieve their full potential. Staff in the department are encouraged to develop engaging and stimulating schemes of work that match the learners’ needs as well as being expected to keep updated with recent pedagogy around teaching and learning in the classroom.
It is vital that the successful applicant is willing to work closely, as part of the current team, to share in our vision and goals and to encourage the aspirations of all pupils through their commitment to Science.
We would be more than happy to accept applications from potential NQTs and have an extensive support programme in place within the school to ensure a successful transition from teacher training to first year of teaching.