Teacher of Science - maternity leave cover, Rochdale

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Siddal Moor Sports CollegeRochdale

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Start date: 20th April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £24,373 - £40,490 (MPS/UPS)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Siddal Moor Sports College has an exciting vacancy for a temporary Teacher of Science.  This post is suitable for an NQT or experienced teacher.  We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm and drive to join this department, contributing to its ethos of improvement.


We seek to appoint an enthusiastic, inspiring teacher who can bring Science to life and create a nurturing learning environment within which everyone can reach their full potential. Join the Science team at Siddal Moor Sports College and you will be part of a vibrant, experienced, supportive science team.  We believe in working collaboratively, sharing ideas and supporting each other to achieve great things and see this as the key to further developing innovative teaching and learning strategies.


The ideal candidate will be able to teach across the ability range for KS3 and KS4 and a real interest in developing teaching and learning is also important. This is an excellent opportunity for a teacher to join a school which is committed to providing high quality professional development opportunities and support a science team on its journey of improvement.


We are committed to professional development for all staff, regardless of role.  We have an innovative staff development programme, which truly empowers teachers to take control of their own professional development.  For those striving for career development, we provide funded places on nationally recognised middle and senior leadership development programmes. Regardless of what point you are at in your career and whatever your aspirations may be, Siddal Moor Sports College can support you to achieve them.


Our excellent facilities complement a committed, hard-working and supportive staff.  We value the well-being of all our staff and we can offer a range of benefits to working at Siddal Moor:


• Designated well-being time (late start or early leave)

• Free use of gym facilities

• Staff activities, including yoga and sport

• Ample parking

• Teachers’ Pension Scheme

• Funded CPD places for nationally recognised qualifications

• Comprehensive induction programme 

• A strong mentoring programme for NQTs and RQTs


To further support the development of the school we are in the process of converting to a Multi-Academy Trust with Hollingworth Academy – an outstanding local secondary school.  This relationship will further strengthen the improvements made and ensure every one of our young people is supported to become the best they can be.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring background check.


The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Wednesday 19th February 2020 at 4pm with interviews taking place on Friday 21st February 2020.


An application pack and further details are available to download here and from our website: www.siddalmoor.uk.  Applications should be submitted by email to ThompsonL@siddalmoor.uk by Friday 19th February at 4pm.




More about Siddal Moor Sports College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Newhouse Road, Heywood, Lancashire, OL10 2NT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1706 369436
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