Teacher of Science, Sheffield

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Newfield Secondary SchoolSheffield

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Mercia Learning Trust, one of the most successful Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region, changes the lives of over 3000 children and young people in Sheffield and is continuing to grow.

It is an exciting time to work at Newfield.  We are building on our ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement and have a set of ambitious priorities that will make our school truly remarkable.  This year’s results see us again in the top 5% of the country.  Would you like to be a driving force for these changes and make a real difference in our school and across the Trust?

Newfield School is a special place to work.  Our students are well-behaved and ambitious.  Our staff are dedicated to improving the life chances of all our young people.  The core business of teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do.  We have high expectations of our staff but we also value and look after them.  We balance hard work with meaningful and tailored professional development, great practice every day with a manageable workload.  Our school is successful.  If you are reading this, you will have ‘googled’ our results.  We will continue to make exceptional progress with our students this year and into the future.

Our values drive all we do at Newfield School and we believe that ‘achievement leads to opportunity and choice’.

• We are high performing because we are curious and have a thirst for knowledge.

• We are considerate and value our community.

• We succeed through dedication and relentless ambition.

At Newfield School we believe that our students are future scholars in their chosen fields and that teachers are the experts in the classroom who should impart their knowledge to students.  We use the best evidence to lead our approach to learning and teaching, and follow approaches that are supported by cognitive science.  As a result, lessons are structured around the explicit teaching and assessment of knowledge.  They are characterised by rapid progress, whole class drills, repetition of facts, teacher led instruction and high performance regardless of ability or background.

We support applications from candidates who understand and support our approach to teaching and learning.  Imaginative and committed, you will have a passion for your subject, high standards of professionalism and high expectations of students.

Further information and details about how to apply can be found on the school website or by emailing rcressey@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk.  For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Mr Kirton, Head of Science, on 0114 255 7331 or email enquiries@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk. 

We welcome visits to the school prior to application.  Closing date for applications is Monday 

25 February 2019.  Interviews are expected to take place week beginning 4 March 2019.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations. 

More about Newfield Secondary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Lees Hall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9JP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 114 255 7331
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