Teacher of Science, Wokingham

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Oakbank SchoolWokingham

Date posted:
Start date: Summer 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent

Oakbank aims to be an outstanding and happy school where all students are empowered, through knowledge and self-confidence, to take responsibility for themselves and their community. Oakbank is a school created by the community, for the community. 

Oakbank is looking to recruit a talented and inspirational Science Teacher who has the drive and passion to embrace this vision and ethos and who is committed to the highest achievement for all. 

The following job description is not exhaustive and it is expected that the teacher appointed will work closely with Principal and Vice Principal to develop their role, to ensure it reflects the needs and demands of the post as the school continues to grow. 

Job Description 

Main responsibilities 


Working with the Head of Science the teacher will: 

• Develop their curriculum area to meet the needs of all students, including their moral, spiritual, cultural, social, intellectual and physical development;

• Ensure the curriculum area is driven by creative and innovative approaches so it is judged as outstanding by Ofsted at the school’s first inspection; 

• Develop the curriculum area in accordance with pupils’ needs and statutory requirements 

• Identify and produce action plans to tackle areas of under-achievement by pupils in the curriculum area; 

• Be aware of the latest curriculum developments and research on learning in the curriculum area;

• Ensure a close match between the curriculum, the educational direction of the school and the continuing raising of standards; 

• Ensure that the needs of the most able and those with Special Educational Needs are effectively met in the curriculum area; 

• Be involved in the development and review of detailed schemes of work consistent with Oakbank’s format and general aims and objectives and with the requirements of the National Curriculum including GCSE.   

Monitoring and evaluation 

Working with the Head of Science the teacher will: 

• Monitor and assess teaching and learning and the quality of curriculum delivery in their curriculum area; 

• Monitor teaching plans and records in conjunction in their curriculum area;

• Use data and benchmarks to monitor progress in every student’s learning; 

• Use student performance data to monitor and improve the quality of teaching and learning in the curriculum area; 

• Work with the staff in the curriculum area to develop the quality of teaching and learning in a culture of active self-evaluation, monitoring and review; 

• Ensure appropriate assessments are undertaken in the curriculum area, including assessment of learning styles; 

• Ensure that there are up to date subject portfolios, including appropriate policies for the curriculum area; 

• Create a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all students achieve success and become engaged in their learning; 

• Demonstrate and articulate high expectations in the curriculum area. 

Strategic direction and shaping the future 

The teacher of Science will:

• Demonstrate the school’s values in everyday work and practice work within the school community to translate the school’s vision into practice that promotes and sustains continuous improvement in the school work with members of the school community to create a positive and stimulating learning environment, making full use of their skills and talents work with the Senior Leadership Team to create a strategic plan for the growth and development of the curriculum area as the school moves towards its full roll.

Community and partnerships 

The teacher of Science will:

Help to maintain links with feeder primary schools to promote curriculum continuity and with other secondary schools and institutions of further and higher education and to oversee productive and creative primary outreach work;

• Support the aims and values of the school, and ensure that students meet the school’s expectations as set out in code of conduct; 

• Support additional activities and school events;

• Ensure that developments and successes within the faculty are featured in information and publicity given to prospective parents and the media and to organise the department’s contribution to occasions when the school is open to the public;

• Ensure that parents receive information about the courses being followed by, and the progress of, their children, through Parental Consultation Evenings, written reports and by letter to express particular praise or concern;

• Work closely with other Academies and Free Schools sponsored by CST, and engage across other areas of CfBT’s work; 

• Make effective use of the PPA and CPD time allocated within the timetable.

Pastoral care 

The teacher of Science will: 

• Model positive relationships and behaviours at all time;

• Work with the Principal and Vice Principal to implement strategies that secure high standards of behaviour and attendance as promoted in the Student School Promise; 

• Carry out effectively the role of Form Tutor pro rata (or equivalent);

• Work with the Senior Leadership Team to implement the schools behaviour policy and within it the awards and sanctions polices.

Additional responsibilities 

The teacher of Science will: 

• Be available to attend relevant evening events and meetings;

• Deliver some assemblies;

• Seek opportunities to market the school, especially through new intake activities and parent’s evenings; 

• Contribute fully to the School Activities programme (2 sessions per week or pro rata). 

• Contribute to and support fully to the inter-house programme of events.

We reserve the right to close this position early if a suitable candidate is found.

Anthem Trust/Oakbank is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Oakbank School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Hyde End Lane, Spencers Wood, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1ER, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 988 3616
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