Teacher of Science - The Burton Academy (Catch22 Multi Academies Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time

The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.

Academy sponsorship is about using partnerships to provide specific expertise and skills to enhance standards. Catch22, with our existing wide experience of alternative education provision, brings a focus on academic and behavioural improvement leading to re-integration back to mainstream provision up to Key Stage 3, infrastructure support, improvement to pastoral provision and greater focus on preparing young people for the world of work.

We look to increase access to one to one and mentoring opportunities through a mixture of off-site and extra curricular events in order to improve the self-esteem and self-confidence of learners. We also implement speech and language development programmes.

We offer a full national curriculum as well as a nurturing environment for primary and vocational subjects for older students. We have high aspirations for all learners, with an expectation that all secondary learners will work toward achieving at least five GCSEs.

Job Description

We are looking for a Science Teacher to work in our alternative education provision. You will be teaching students who have emotional and behavioural difficulties, in small groups. The work is intensive, and requires flexibility, sensitivity, patience and resilience. An ability to work with and engage all students with creativity and passion towards the subject is essential.

We have a fully resourced science laboratory on site, and are aspirational about the quality of the education we deliver; we currently offer GCSE Biology, alongside other qualification levels, but aim to increase the breadth of our GCSE STEM provision with this appointment.

You will be part of a small but effective team where communication and professionalism is paramount. The work, whilst challenging, is extremely rewarding. Primarily, you will be required to teach, produce schemes of work and lesson plans. Building rapport with students/families/carers is key to this role and you will need to liaise with a variety of agencies to problem-solve student issues and barriers to learning.

As a teacher in our school, your main accountabilities will include:
Teaching and learning:    
• Creating an inspirational learning environment with high expectations of learner achievement, success and progression, respecting individual differences in culture and background and reflecting this in the environment of the classroom.
• Overseeing and co-ordinating the development of your subject(s) area. 
• Planning, producing and updating schemes of work to meet curriculum, inspection, and accreditation requirements, taking into account guidance from the DfE and other regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with all current requirements.
• Preparing and delivering lessons/learning activities to individuals and groups of learners as required by the curriculum/timetable that:
• Are informed by relevant and up to date subject, curriculum and pedagogical knowledge.
• Reflect the wide range of needs of students within your classroom.
• Use a range of teaching and learning strategies and resources in line with the school’s teaching and learning policy adapted to learners’ individual needs.
• Developing learning resources and learning routes that meet learner needs and the requirements of Catch22 and commissioner requirements.
• Preparing lessons for off-site students, for support staff to deliver.
• Implementing and maintaining systems for monitoring and evaluating learning activities to ensure they are effective and worthwhile and best practice is maintained.
• Identifying clear teaching objectives, learning outcomes and Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
• Supporting and guiding learners so that they can reflect on their learning, identify the progress they have made and set positive targets for improvement.
• Maintaining a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of student’s progress using targets, tracking and other school systems.
• Providing management information and other statistical data
• Maintaining good order and discipline among the students, safeguarding their wellbeing.  Setting high expectations for behaviour and being responsible for behaviour management within your classroom and aiding in behavioural management across the school.
• Building effective and supporting relationships with students and families/carers; embedding that trust and support within the education process. Liaising with outside agencies as appropriate.
• Working as part of a team to ensure effective pastoral support for learners.
• Ensuring the effective use of support staff within the classroom.
• Undertaking relevant administrative tasks associated with the teaching function including examination/accreditation entries for learners, register taking and invigilation.

Other duties:
• Acting as a role model; champion Catch22 and the Education Directorate’s vision and values.
• Comply with Catch22 policies and procedures including safeguarding, child protection, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality.
• Undertake personal and professional development activities and liaise with other staff so knowledge and best practice can be shared.

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Person Specification
•    Qualified Teacher Status    
•    Additional relevant qualification (Desirable)

Practical and Professional Experience    
•    Successful record of Science teaching experience, including an outstanding track    record of positive behaviour management
•    Clear evidence of initiative and innovation
•    Experience of teaching pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
•    Experience of working within a special school and/or an alternative provision
•    Reading SEN Statements and identifying needs from them
•    Assessment of new pupils’ strengths and needs
•    Experience in writing IEPs and personalising learning plans (Desirable)
•    Holder of a valid manual driving licence (Desirable)

Management and Leadership    
•    Ability to motivate disaffected pupils
•    Ability to inspire and motivate colleagues, including classroom support staff
•    Broad understanding of behaviour management issues
•    Outstanding classroom organisation skills
•    Experience of developing and/or implementing behaviour management schemes (Desirable)
•    Understanding of performance management issues (Desirable)

Interpersonal Skills    
•    Ability to work in a team
•    Excellent communication skills: verbal and written
•    Ability to work sensitively with people, including conflict resolution
•    Approachable and caring
•    Ability to mediate, consult and encourage
•    Solution focused
•    Can be assertive with pupils and adults
•    Practical, resilient and able to remain constructive under pressure

•    In-depth knowledge of the curriculum for Entry Level and GCSE Science qualifications
•    Familiar with relevant Schemes of Work
•    Understands implications of curriculum leadership
•    IT literate
•    Evidence of thorough, high quality planning, with a focus on individual pupil progress and differentiation
•    Awareness of National Strategies
•    Passionate about own curriculum subject

•    Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures and protocols
•    Satisfactory enhanced DBS check and references

Staff Development    
•    Motivated to pursue continuous professional development
•    Willing to actively contribute to staff development, including that of classroom support staff
•    Seeks additional qualification/s (Desirable)
•    Evidence of active participation in staff development activities, including contributions to INSET (Desirable)

Governors, Parents and wider Community    
•    Ability to communicate clearly, sympathetically and sensitively with whole school community
•    Understands the function of school governors
•    Seeks the involvement of the wider community in school
•    Experience of successful work with a range of outside agencies (Desirable)

•    Child-centred
•    Strives for excellence in all educational practice
•    Actively supports the school aims    
•    Understanding of current government educational policies

Additional Information
Catch22 MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

See the benefits of working for Catch22 here.

Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationDevonTorquay
  • Work Postcode

    TQ2 8JE

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  • Occupational GroupTeaching - Special & Other

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  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
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  • DBS Check Required