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  • Teacher of Science

    Posted: 05 April 2019

    The opportunity to teach Science across Key Stages 3 – 5.  You will liaise with other members of the science faculty to plan lessons, schemes of learning and assessments that inspire pupils to fall in love with science; your passion for your subject will be evident and you will share and explain the key concepts that underpin current scientific thinking. You will demonstrate the fundamental importance of science in understanding the past development of our planet as well as possible future directions. 

    Teacher of Science

    DATES: Apply by midday on Tuesday 30th April 2019

    TITLE: Teacher of Science

    SALARY:  M1 – UPS3                

    LOCATION: Nishkam High School – Birmingham

    REPORTING TO: Faculty Leader

    TO COMMENCE: 28 August 2019

    CONTRACT TYPE: Full-time - Permanent

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Teacher of Science Job Description

     

    Nishkam High School, Birmingham

    Overview

    This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a school that has emerged from its first two sets of GCSE results with outstanding outcomes for children:

     

    *2018 Progress 8 = +0.74 (top 3% of all schools nationally)

    2018 Attainment 8 = 54.8 (top 10% of all schools nationally)

    2018 GCSE Results

    % Grades 9-7

    Chemistry 32

    Physics 27

    Biology 22

     

    2018 GCSE Results

    % Grades 9-4

    Chemistry 84

    Physics 85

    Biology 83

     

    Science ‘value added’ for all pupils at GCSE was in the top quintile of all schools nationally for the last two years.

    (*Please refer to https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk)

    We welcome applications from candidates still completing their Teacher Training programme.

    The Role

    You will be joining a vibrant faculty that is characterised by passion for their subjects and the support of students and each other. There will be a tailored support programme in place for the successful candidate. 

    Ideally you will be:

    • a graduate with QTS or on the way to achieving QTS
    • able to inspire pupils to go beyond their expectations with a real passion for your subject
    • a creative and inventive professional, committed to being a positive role model for children
    • enthusiastic about contributing to the wider life of the school
    • keen to play a key role in the interventions and support given to students who require help

     

    We will offer you

    • a school rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas in both its OFSTED Section 5 inspection and its faith Section 48 inspection
    • a subject mentor and whole school mentor (if you are an NQT) to support you through your probationary period
    • a staff development programme of two hours per week designed to further knowledge and skills
    • an inspirational work environment that values, and nurtures, your development
    • a professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff
    • bright, enthusiastic pupils who are eager to learn and are proud of their school community
    • modern, well-resourced working environment with excellent ICT facilities
    • opportunities for involvement in the wider pastoral and extra-curricular life of the school
    • pathways to advance your career

     

    The School

    Nishkam High School opened in September 2012. The video footage on YouTube showing the ‘Building of Nishkam High School’ is an essential starting point for any interested candidate. The ‘new’ DfE built school opened in April 2014 and a visit to our truly inspirational building is highly recommended. Please contact the school on: 0121 348 7660 and we will be happy to make arrangements for you to have a look around.

     

    OFSTED visited one day after the new school was opened. Read the details of their judgements at:

    http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/138586

    The Trust You will be working with a pioneering group, Nishkam School Trust, which is a flagship DfE Free School Trust, and the first multi-faith academy trust in the UK. At the core of Nishkam education is the triple pursuit of nurturing a strong values-led approach to life, academic excellence and creating a community that supports children throughout their lives

    To apply:

     

    This is a key role within the school but the successful candidate will also be expected to work closely with the Trust Directors and contribute to driving the standards agenda forward in all Nishkam schools. A flexible, innovative and energetic approach is, therefore, an essential requirement, as is a commitment to being a team player.

    Nishkam School Trust (NST) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

    Nishkam High School

    Birmingham