Teacher of Science, Solihull

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Tudor Grange AcademySolihull
Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/ UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Our staff are our most valued asset.  As a National Teaching School ALL our staff have access to a wealth of support provided by outstanding practitioners.

The Role

An outstanding teacher of Science is required for September 2018 to join a committed and hard-working department.  Applications are welcome from both experienced teachers and NQTs.  The Science department at Tudor Grange Solihull consists of 13 specialist teachers who work closely as a team.  The department has close links to other schools in the Tudor Grange family.  A wide range of teaching and learning strategies are used in the delivery of Science including a focus on developing students’ independence and spontaneity.

High quality teaching, delivered by forward-thinking, creative classroom practitioners is at the heart of successful learning in the science department of Tudor Grange. Within the department we aim to create a positive working environment where students are given every opportunity to achieve to their potential. It is also important to us that members of staff feel valued and that they are supported fully in both their teaching and professional development.

Students are inducted into the department initially during the summer term of Year 6. They then follow the Collins Activate programme for KS3 science which is delivered and assessed in biology, chemistry and physics units. Our students transfer into their Key Stage 4 studies at the end of Year 8. Our current year 10 and 11 cohort follow the OCR gateway scheme, with students taking both core/additional and separate science routes. Our current year 9 cohort are following the AQA Science trilogy route with the option to move onto the AQA separate science route during year 10.

Additionally, you will benefit from:

  • Joining a department judged as outstanding in the school’s recent OFSTED inspection (June 2014).
  • 88% of students achieved grade A*-C grades across separate and core/additional sciences in 2017.   
  • Teaching in a forward thinking department with excellent resources and facilities for teachers who love their subject.

The Academy

Tudor Grange Academy is a designated National Teaching School which means all our staff have access to excellent opportunities to flourish, develop and facilitate courses for other professionals.  Tudor Grange Academy is an outstanding 11-18 comprehensive school situated in South Solihull in the West Midlands.  Our results place the Academy in the top 5 of non-selective schools in the country and reinforces our reason for expanding and therefore offering some fantastic opportunities.  In 2017 our Progress 8 score was +0.5 and our Attainment 8 was 58.9.

If you join us, you will benefit from:

• Teaching pupils who are well motivated, the school enjoys strong parental support

• An excellent induction programme

• Working in a Trust with structured professional development opportunities

• A real chance to develop in a forward thinking, highly successful academy

• Developing yourself in our ‘can do’ culture and positive ‘want to’ climate

Informal visits and conversations about the post are most welcome.

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button to download the application form.

Completed applications must be returned to Mrs Kathryn Smith at the Academy by 3.00 pm on the closing date either via email to ksmith@solihull.tgacademy.org.uk. or to Tudor Grange Academy Solihull, Dingle Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3PD.

For further details please visit https://www.solihull.tgacademy.org.uk/

The recruitment process is robust in seeking to establish the commitment of candidates to support the school’s measures to safeguard children and to identify, deter or reject people who might pose a risk of harm to children or are otherwise unsuited to work with them. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.  All applications will be considered on their merit and the post will be offered subject to the usual health and criminal record clearance. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job location

More about Tudor Grange Academy
Address: Dingle Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3PD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 705 5100