Teacher of Science - Maternity Cover

Wolgarston High SchoolPenkridge, Staffordshire

Job Summary:

Salary: Main Pay Range

Contract type: 0.60

Contract term: Maternity Cover 

Closing date: Friday 17 September 2021 (noon)

Start date: 8 November 2021

Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the School; 

We are a growing 13-19 High School in an attractive, semi-rural location in South Staffordshire with over 750 students on roll and in the top 20% of schools nationally for outcomes. 

All our teachers have been trained in visible learning and we are the first school in the country to have achieve the Visible Learning Partner School Award.  The successful candidate will receive full training in this research-based learning approach.  

The Post;

We are seeking to appoint a Science teacher to cover maternity leave. The post will commence November 2021. This post could suit either an experienced teacher or someone starting their career. 

Ideally, the role will include teaching Science at KS3, GCSE and possibly A-level across year groups 9 to 13. The successful candidate must be an outstanding, focused and motivated individual who can lead pupils to achieve, has passion for their subject and a desire to develop this in others. 

Science is an extremely popular subject within the school and there are eight teachers within the department. Science is an outstanding department that achieves excellent examination results. The capability to motivate and inspire both students and teachers is vital, as well as being able to work as part of a strong team.

Being part of Penk Valley Academy Trust:

Penk Valley Academy Trust is the local academy trust for the following schools Marshbrook First School, Princefield First School, St John’s First School, St Mary& St Chad CE First School, Penkridge Middle School, Wolgarston High School and The Rural Enterprise Academy. The Trust’s vision is to take collective responsibility for ensuring that every child and young person in our Trust receives an excellent education, achieves high outcomes and realises their potential. All members of staff work incredibly hard to provide the very best education for every child in our care.

Employee benefits:

As an employee you will be covered by our excellent well-being support programme through Schools Choice. We take a collaborative view of learning where good practice is shared across the Trust. You will join a friendly team. 

We use every opportunity to develop staff at all levels, we have a comprehensive CPD Programme and support staff at all levels to develop and experience opportunities to progress their careers.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19:  

Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Penk Valley Academy Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months.  This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments.  Applications will still be reviewed, and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities may vary. We will still aim to conduct face to face interviews where possible. Candidates will be given the option to interview via online video if you cannot attend in person, this can be discussed if your application is shortlisted.  We will always adhere to Government advise. 

Visits to the school are strongly recommended.  Please contact Fen Forrester via email                     f-forrester@wolgarston.staffs.sch.uk or by telephone on 01785 788400.

Applications are welcome from experienced colleagues who are looking for a change or newly qualified teachers who are starting on their career path. For anyone considering returning to teaching you will be fully supported back into the classroom.

All completed application forms should be sent by email to HR@penkvalley.co.uk   

Application forms and job specification are available on the school website.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 17 September 2021 (noon)

Interviews expected to be held w/c 27 September 2021

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.


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Wolgarston High School

Penkridge, Staffordshire

Wolgarston High School
Cannock RoadPenkridgeStaffordStaffordshireST19 5RXUnited Kingdom
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