Teacher of Science (All Specialisms)

Status: Full Time Permanent, 32.5hours per week
Salary: MPS/UPS, starting at £30,000 to £46,525 (depending on experience)
Location: Oakwood High School
Closing date: 11th March 2024, 12:00pm

Inspire Learning Trust is a Multi Academy Trust based in Rotherham which also includes Oakwood High School, Sitwell Junior School, Thomas Rotherham College and Winterhill School.

Oakwood High School is an over-subscribed 11-16 High School with a strong emphasis on respect for all; we are a ‘well led’, ‘good’ school where ‘pupils enjoy attending’ and ‘the vast majority of parents would recommend’.

We are looking for a well-qualified candidate who will join an enthusiastic, supportive and successful school as a Teacher of Science within a highly successful and effective team as part of our Investigate Learning Zone (Mathematics and Science). Applications from ITT and experienced teachers are welcome.

We seek  an excellent, creative and enthusiastic teacher with the ambition to attain the highest standards in teaching and learning throughout their role. A collaborative and driven practitioner who thoroughly enjoys teaching their subject and understands the importance in contributing to our pupils’ wider development.  Applications are encouraged from candidates with experience of teaching science either on placement or as part of recent paid employment.

Candidates will be truly committed to supporting pupils to progress and achieve, have high aspirations for the pupils’ success and will contribute to ongoing planning with imaginative and dynamic ideas.  To enhance pupils’ learning and create independence, all pupils and staff are provided with an electronic device.

Our school has a focus on delivering a core curriculum as a priority to support all learning; all teachers are required to deliver and support both literacy and numeracy strategies alongside their specialism/s.

We Offer a supportive and successful school where staff work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all. A school with a way of working that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all. An excellent ECT induction programme.

We offer a positive working environment, we care about our learners, and we care about our staff, all of whom know and appreciate that.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contributing to this culture and developing it further.

As a Trust we are truly community based and committed to developing a set of shared values through every aspect of our work. These values are the development of respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, resilience, reflection, risk taking and relationships.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 11 March 2024 at 12 noon.  Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday, 11 March 2024 or sooner with the right candidate. Oakwood High School reserves the right to end the advert earlier than the indicated closing date where an appointment is possible sooner.

Applicants are required to apply via our online application form which is available by clicking ‘Apply here’ below. Please note, we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

Start date is for September 2024 with an earlier start negotiable.

Inspire Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers, and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its workplaces.  We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Our safer recruitment processes include online searches which will be done as part of due diligence checks ahead of interview. Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, right to work in the UK, an Enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

All candidates are expected to read the Trust’s Safeguarding Policy accessible via our website: https://www.inspiretrust.uk/page-template/statutory-documents/

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)