Teacher of Science (with possible Head of Year responsibility)
Following our recent Ofsted inspection, we are seeking to expand our team to enable the academy to continue on its journey to outstanding. Our report reflects the improvement which have been made and we wish to continue the work already started by expanding our team. Our Academy is a vibrant and friendly; our students are happy and caring; our staff are experts in their field. Together we work together to make Grace Academy a place where we can all excel.
We are delighted to offer this fantastic opportunity for an inspirational, motivated and enthusiastic science teacher to join us from either Easter or September. The successful candidates will want to make a difference to the lives of students and to help develop independent and resilient young people who can accomplish their ambitions when leaving the academy.
Science is our highest performing core subject and puts the department above national average for outcomes (progress score of +0.11 for the 2018/2019 academic year). We have a three-year upward trajectory of results whereby students leaving with two or more GCSE’s has shifted from 27% in 2017, to 45% in 2018, eventually moving to 65% in 2019. Similarly, students leaving with at least one GCSE in Science has progressed from 33% (2017), to 59% (2018) and in 2019 it was 75%.
We pride ourselves on our caring ethos with a strong and genuine focus on staff wellbeing, putting development and wellbeing at the heart of our work. We work hard to look after our pool of talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively. Training and development opportunities will be offered and all staff are encouraged to study further and the Trust will actively support staff to obtain relevant further qualifications where possible.
We prepare our students for either AQA Trilogy: Combined Science or AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics. At sixth-form, we offer our students the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics at A-level. We also, provide the BTEC Applied Science course which was implemented during the 2018/2019 academic year.
On a day-to-day basis we use the following strategies:
o Our starters are always a ‘Do Now Activity’ which takes the form of retrieval questions which test prior learning
o Weekly homework is sequenced by term and quizzes the students on areas they will have covered up to that point
o Low-stakes quizzing: teachers quiz every lesson in the form of 5-10 retrieval questions on any area covered in the curriculum to that point which are recorded in the students ‘low-stakes quiz book’
Tove Learning Trust is a fast moving and exciting place to work. The Trust schools have a shared vision and purpose: to deliver outstanding educational experiences that lead to inspiring outcomes. Each academy has a strong individual identity and tailors their educational provision to serve their local community. Academies within the trust collaborate to share expertise and maximise opportunities and experiences for our students.
This an exciting time to join Grace Academy! School visits are welcome and encouraged.
How to apply: For more information and to apply, please contact Mike Sherwin on:
T: 0116 253 2389 / 07525 889925
Closing date for applications midday Friday 21st February 2020
Strong applications may be considered upon receipt.