Teacher of Science - raising achievement in Science, Coventry

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President Kennedy SchoolCoventry

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1a
Contract term: Permanent

“President Kennedy School is one of the top performing non-selective state schools in England” David Laws, MP Minister of State for Schools

Our Science department is extremely successful and delivers outstanding results in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. In 2017, Single sciences performance at GCSE was 0.51 VA and performance in core and additional science was 0.55 and 0.37 VA respectively. At A Level Physics, Chemistry and Biology also delivered value added performance.

This is an exciting time to join The Futures Trust. The Trust is passionate about building brighter futures for the young people who attend its schools, and is a rapidly growing and successful Multi Academy Trust driven by a set of compelling values:

1. Learners First – teachers and leaders totally focused upon the educational benefit of our students 

2. It’s about learning – students, teachers and leaders focused upon developing and improving their learning

3. No Barriers – no excuses, only support to ensure students, teachers and leaders maximise their achievement

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Science teacher who has the ability and capacity to take on a leading role in the department alongside our existing subject leader and post holders. The Science department also benefits from regular collaboration with our other Futures Trust secondary and primary schools. President Kennedy School has recently been awarded Teaching School status which provides further opportunities for collaboration and CPDL with other secondary schools within the Teaching School Alliance.

As a qualified Science teacher, you will possess a passion for raising achievement in Science and an aptitude for overcoming barriers to learning. Dynamic and creative, you will be an excellent team player and able to lead and inspire others around you.

Staff at President Kennedy School are supported by experienced senior teachers who commit generously of their time to train and develop colleagues.  The school offers focused CPDL for all staff based on their future aspirations, and has a proven track record of developing excellent teachers and leaders. 

At President Kennedy School everything we do is focused on Building Brighter Futures for our students, our staff and our community. We are an outstanding school with excellent examination results year after year.  In 2017 the school achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.62. 42% of our students achieved 5+ in English and Maths and 64% secured 4+. These results placed the school in the top 3% of schools nationally for progress. In July 2013 the school was judged outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. The school is heavily over-subscribed and moved into a brand new building in September 2017.

Employees of the Trust have access to:

  • Supported professional development
  • The Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Occupational Health Services

Closing date: 9am Monday 19th March 2018 – Please be aware that we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the published closing date. 

For more information and to request an application pack please contact Paul Hunt at Hays Education on:

T: 0121 236 4476

M: 07921 583 731

E: pks@hays.com

Please also see our dedicated recruitment site: https://www.hays.co.uk/jobs/president-kennedy-school/index.htm

President Kennedy School and The Futures Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for all positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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More about President Kennedy School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Rookery Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 4GL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 24 7666 1416
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