Teacher of Science
ECT/MPS/UPR (R&R payment for appropriate experience )
To commence September 2023
Batley Multi Academy Trust’s sole purpose is to provide a great education for Primary and Secondary learners throughout a local family of schools. The Trust is passionately committed to the communities of Batley, Birstall, Dewsbury and our surrounding areas, serving our local learners and their families in order to secure excellent educational outcomes, partnered with high aspirations. Batley Multi Academy Trust currently comprises Batley Girls’ High School, Upper Batley High School, Batley Grammar School, Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School and Manorfield Infant and Nursery School. We provide high quality education for all young people. This collaboration enables us to share expertise, knowledge and best practice to ensure academic and pastoral excellence throughout all of our schools, with all schools embracing the same overall ethos and values, whilst maintaining their own unique characters.
Batley Grammar School is a “good school” (Ofsted Oct 2018) and we continue our school improvement journey to become an outstanding school. We aim to combine our traditional ethos and culture together with a modern approach to teaching and learning. Visitors regularly comment about the friendly atmosphere and calm, purposeful learning environment being quite palpable. “Staff are proud of their school ….”; “It is a place where pupils can indeed ‘believe, grow and succeed”; “Pupils are committed to learning, they are respectful in classrooms and they try their best”; “Your school is a calm place to be, and a happy place to learn”. (Ofsted October 2018) At Batley Grammar School we value staff who take pride in their work and who are willing to contribute fully to the life of the school including its extra-curricular programme.
The Science department currently comprises of a Head of Science Faculty, a second in science and a further 5 Science specialists, including the Deputy Head. The department comprises 6 science labs, three which are specialist subject labs and three general science labs. The labs are served by two full time technicians. Science results at GCSE have been consistently high with more than a third of the cohort achieving grades 7-9 in the AQA courses. We are looking for a candidate who can continue and improve on this high attainment with dynamism and enthusiasm to inspire and motivate across the ability range.
KS3: Year 7 are taught in tutor groups with year 8 and 9 in sets according to ability. The scheme of work follows the AQA KS3 Mastery syllabus and offers a variety of teaching and learning experiences, engaging students in the subject. Staff will teach across all subject specialisms at KS3. There is an emphasis on active and engaging learning - a key aim is for students to develop their skills so they can think and plan for themselves.
KS4: Students start the KS4 curriculum after Christmas of Year 9. Towards the end of Year 9 students are invited onto one of two science pathways to follow the new AQA Trilogy Science option or enter for three separate Sciences. Uptake for separate Science is high. Students are taught by subject specialists and the emphasis on all learning is application of key ideas and learning through practical work. Practical work plays a key in the progress and learning of students and is evident in nearly all lessons.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive forward thinking Trust, who in return for your commitment and hard work, will support you to achieve your own career goals and aspirations.
A job specification can be downloaded from the above link. Please contact the People and Talent team on 01924 942075/ email@example.com, if you have any questions or to arrange a visit.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 23rd March 2023 at 11:59pm
Interviews will be held w/c 27th March 2023
Batley Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for Regulated Activity and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.
Batley Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.