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Teacher of Science

New Rickstones Academy
Conrad Road
Witham, Essex, CM8 2SD
United Kingdom

MPR/UPR + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent. Full Time 

September 2024 Start

New Rickstones Academy is graded ‘Good’ (November 2023) and has a state of the art building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff. A new building opened in September 2022 providing additional technology, science, IT and general teaching rooms. From September 2022, our PAN increased from 180 to 240 and we are now oversubscribed. Science is a vital part of our curriculum at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 and we are the only Sixth Form provider in Witham.

Every member of staff is a vital part of our committed and ambitious team and we have been very successful at developing teachers and leaders with progression both within, and beyond the academy. 

Our “Curriculum Drivers” run through all that we do as we encourage students to be safe, happy, the best they can be, and be proud.

Mastery: delivering excellent teaching & learning and developing excellent learners. Students are ambitious and committed.

Character: developing students into well rounded young people who we can be confident in to “do the right thing when no-one is looking”.

Perspective: how our students fit into the world around them, how they appropriately challenge wrongs, and promote what is right. Students are open minded, compassionate and recognise the differences found in all of us.

The science department has grown and is in a strong position to provide the best science education for our students. It’s an exciting time to join as we expand our team, resources and student opportunities. We’re a friendly and supportive team who boast a wide range of expertise and experience levels. The department aims to inspire curiosity and an enjoyment of learning by providing the knowledge and skills to question, investigate and analyse the world around us. 

Our curriculum is regularly reviewed and developed to meet the changing needs of our students. We follow the AQA trilogy specification at GCSE and also offer separate sciences as an option. At KS5 we offer both Human Biology and Forensic Science BTEC courses whilst looking to extend this to include A level Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the near future. The extra curricular opportunities we offer have a high uptake, including a weekly STEM club, multiple trips and competitions throughout the year. Select students are awarded the responsibility of being a STEM ambassador to promote science throughout the school. We look to build on this success to encourage more students to consider a future in science. 

We are looking for a Teacher of Science to join us. If you are driven, and passionate about science, then we want to hear from you!

If this advert, our website, and the job description sound of interest to you, please get in touch to find out more. Contact Anna Thorne for an informal discussion or to arrange a tour - 01376 515 756 x230 / athorne@newrickstonesacademy.org.   

Closing date: 3rd July 2024