Science Teacher - Key Stage Lead

St Clere's School, Stanford Le Hope
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Job Ref No. ECC5440-420 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: TMS/UPS + TLR 2A
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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St Clere's School

Butts Lane, Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS17 0NW

Wishes to appoint a

Science Teacher - Key Stage Lead

Teachers Main Scale/Upper Pay Scale

(£31,350.00 £47,839.00 per annum)

Plus TLR2A

(£3,214.00 per annum)

FTE: 100%

Start date: to be negotiated

It is an exciting time to join the team at St Clere's Secondary School. With a new Headof School in post since September 2023, a new building opened in January 2024 and a new vision for the school, it is the perfect time to join our journey!

St Clere's School is a high achieving, oversubscribed school with a "Good" Ofsted rating and consistently high student outcomes. Demand for places is increasing year on year, with approx. 1200 students attending from across Thurrock. We are a popular choice for families because our students succeed in many ways and are taught by staff who teach with great energy and expertise in an environment that has exceptional facilities. We have a stunning range of facilities including a

state-of-the-art Drama studio, fully refurbished Science labs, two Sports Pavilions, a 3G floodlit all-weather pitch and a well-stocked Library with research facilities and high-quality study space. In addition, we have high-specification classrooms with up-to-date ICT resources, which enhance the

teaching for all students and provides a comfortable environment in which to learn. 

St Clere's is looking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and dynamic teacher to join our successful Science Department, as Key Stage Lead. The successful candidate will provide effective leadership and subject knowledge in Science to build an effective department which continually enhances the quality of learning and achievement within the given Key Stage. You will be required to teach Science to all Key Stages, including A Level, and will be creative, innovative, efficient, and committed to raising standards. The successful candidate will hold QTS, applications from teachers with the ambition to progress through the trust network of the school are welcome, as Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to supporting the right candidates who have a keen interest in seeking career development.

This is a great chance for a candidate with excellent subject knowledge to join our teaching team to help deliver Science curriculum across the school, whilst simultaneously beingresponsible for leading a Key Stage.

The ideal candidate would be someone with the talent to inspire their students and fellow staff members, whilst having a passion for Science and the impact your teaching and leadership could have on our students to make learning an enjoyable and inspiring experience.The successful candidate will be joining a highly motivated team of superbly collaborative teachers committed to a creative and stimulating approach to teaching and learning, and to instilling a passion for Science in our students.

We require someone that has a great understanding of the curriculum and how they can support student development across the age and ability ranges. The ideal candidate will be able to lead the development of high-quality teaching and learning across the Science department to secure outstanding outcomes for all our students. They will also be able to lead aspects of the delivery of the Personal Development Curriculum and ensure the promotion of students' physical and emotional wellbeing throughout the school day.

We are very proud of how we value and look after our staff. The school is a part of Osborne Co-operative Academy, where staff wellbeing is a priority. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust promotes staff wellbeing and progression throughout the trust. One of our former ECT's at St Clere's is now Head of School after progressing his career with the trust.

'Persequi Optima' (the pursuit of excellence) is our school motto and our mission is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive and meaningful education for all learners. We do this by providing an engaging curriculum in a safe and inspirational environment where high standards and expectations encourage success. We aim to empower our learners so they can apply their acquired skills or knowledge and confidently express themselves throughout their lives and future careers. Our high standards are achieved through effective leadership, outstanding teaching and committed stakeholder engagement from the Trust, Governance and community. 

St Clere's School is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people. 

What the school can offer:  

  • Relocation package of up to £8,000 for new employees renting or buying a property
  • Support from highly experienced SLT members, and the wider trust network and collaboration with our other schools 
  • Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance  
  • Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools 
  • Recognition of continuous service  
  • Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust  
  • Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme   
  • Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff 
  • National Conditions of Service 
  • Automatic enrolment into the National Teachers Pension Scheme

If you feel you could make a positive contribution to the school, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now. To request a visit to the school or for more information please speak to Abbie Stonehouse hr@osborne.coop or call 01375 648901

St Clere's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. As a Trust, we recognise the value of, and seek to achieve a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement (www.osborne.coop/working-with-us) for more information.  

   

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust (osborne.coop)  

Closing date: Monday15th April 2024, Midday

  

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the School

St Clere’s School is a secondary school and Co-operative Academy with an ethos that promotes excellence for all. Everything we do is underpinned by Co-operative values that guide and develop our students through their education to become successful, responsible and confident adults. We work in partnership with a family of schools including East Tilbury Primary School, Stanford-le-Hope Primary School, Thameside Primary School, Arthur Bugler Primary School and Brentwood County High School. Due to our excellent Science facilities and results, we were awarded Specialist Science College status in 2010. We have since been awarded a second specialism in Sport because of our outstanding amenities and standards.

We have over 1100 students here, who are busy finding out that learning can be enjoyable and will bring them greater opportunities in life. Our well-qualified staff teach with great energy and expertise in an environment that has exceptional standards.

St Clere’s School is located on the edge of Stanford-le-Hope, a short distance from the A13, and is surrounded by a large expanse of playing fields, which enable us to enjoy a vast array of sports. We have a range of facilities including a state of the art Drama studio, an Apple Mac suite, fully refurbished Science labs, Sports Pavilion, 3G all weather floodlit pitch, tennis courts and an exceptionally well-stocked Library with research and quiet study space. In addition, we have classrooms with up-to-date ICT resources, which enhance the teaching for all students and provide a comfortable environment in which to learn.

Our reputation is one of very high academic standards and outstanding pupil conduct. St Clere’s School has gone from strength to strength and the past few years, St. Clere's School pupils have achieved significantly above national results. The Maths department have continued their trend of results, high in the 80s where one third of pupils left with a top grade of 7 to 9. The English department has also mirrored that success with results high in the 80s and significantly above national. Additionally, our progress score continues to be a solid positive and our Ebacc results are above national. Both ICT and separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) were 100% A* to C. These results are significantly above national figures and some of the best results in the history of our school, demonstrating: high quality teaching and learning; continuous dedication of staff and the engagement for learning of our pupils. All of this is evident on a daily basis at St Clere’s School.

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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Contact Information

Abbie Stonehouse
St Clere's School, Stanford Le Hope
Essex, SS17 0NW
Telephone: 01375 468901
Email: hr@osborne.coop

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