Teacher of Science (Physics/Chemistry)

New Rickstones Academy, Witham

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Job Ref No. ECC8816905-312S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPR/UPR
Position Start Date: 01/01/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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January 2024 or Easter start

New Rickstones Academy is graded 'Good' (May 2018) and has a state of the art building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff. A second new building opened in September 2022 providing additional technology, science, IT and general teaching rooms. From September, 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.

We are looking for a Teacher of Science with either a Physics or Chemistry specialism 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 don't hesitate to contact us to find out more. Please contact Laura Bailey, Head of Science for an informal discussion about the tour lbailey@newrickstonesacademy.org

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Information about the School

Message from Simon Gibbs,

This is an exciting time to join New Rickstones Academy. We have built on the success of our Good OFSTED rating in 2018 and have seen great improvements in the quality of teaching and learning throughout all areas of the school. The culture and ethos within the academy is one of our major strengths. We invest in our staff and develop them so they can be the very best in their field.

Over the last 8 years the academy has seen a huge increase in student numbers with the number of students on roll more than doubling. The academy is now oversubscribed and in addition to our fantastic modern facilities, another new building was added in September 2022 to meet demand whilst also adding to our amazing facilities.

New Rickstones Academy is a great place to work with a friendly and supportive staff team. Staff numbers have also increased and the academy is proud to boast high staff retention rates. Staff development is a priority with an extensive and hugely successful CPD (Continuing Professional Development) program to further develop our excellent staff.

If you are considering a role at New Rickstones Academy, I would strongly encourage you to arrange a visit to come and see the academy for yourself.

Staff benefits

Staff benefits include:

  • BHSF Cash Health Plan
  • Network Benefits (discounts at high street and online retailers)
  • Pension Scheme (Local Government / Teachers Pensions)
  • Modern, state of the art building with fantastic facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free car parking

As an Investors in People organisation, staff development is a high priority and we offer a flexible professional development programme for both teaching staff and support staff. Development is available for teachers at all stages of their career including teacher training, ECT annual programmes. A dedicated ITT/NQT Lead ensures trainees are fully supported and mentored throughout their training year and ECT years.


Staff Benefits


We are committed to developing all staff at all levels through high quality development opportunities, resources, and experiences that will support you on your professional learning journey with AET.


We champion agile/flexible working across the Trust to help our people achieve an optimal work/life balance.


All staff have access to our pension schemes (Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers’ Pension Scheme). Everyone has free access to financial advice & support and can access a wide range of retail discounts through our AET Benefits scheme. We also offer Technology Loans to help with any big digital purchases.


We recognise that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical and have set up employee assistance programmes which offer free and confidential counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our employees can access our health cash place scheme from BHSF.


We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).

AET is a national family of 57 schools committed to delivering an excellent education that launches all the children in our care into a remarkable life. It is our deeply held belief that every child has something remarkable to offer and we see it as our duty to help each and every child find this within themselves.

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.

AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the ESFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here : https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/apprenticeships

We also offer teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here : https://sites.google.com/aetschools.org/itt/

To find out more about AET please click here : https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/home

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

HR Department
Conrad Road, Witham
Essex, CM8 2SD
Telephone: 01376 515 756
Email: hr@newrickstonesacademy.org

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