Science Teacher - Madeley Academy

Area: Science (Teaching)
Management Level: General Teaching
Closing date for applications: 02/04/2019

Position Description

Science Teacher 1.0fte 

Salary negotiable dependent upon experience
Reporting to: Assistant Headteacher (Science) and Deputy Headteacher
Required from: 1 September 2019 

A full-time Teacher of Science is required from 1 September 2019.  The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Assistant Headteacher (Science) and Deputy Headteacher as part of a team dedicated to improving standards, achievement and the continued development of the Science programme in the Academy.  

Experience Required

It will be essential for the successful candidate to hold Qualified Teacher Status and preferably a degree.  Salary is negotiable dependent upon experience – the post would suit both an experienced teacher and a newly qualified teacher.  We welcome specialists in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, however ideally Chemistry and Physics.  The ability to teach A Level would also be an advantage but is not essential.

Personal Qualities

It will be vital to be able to relate positively to young people, enjoy their company and be able to communicate effectively (avoiding confrontation).  You will also need to be resilient, have a capacity for hard work, and be equipped to manage challenging children.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who will fit into the team and enjoy the prospect of raising standards in teaching and learning.  A high level of confidence will be needed to engage children and to utilise active learning approaches to the teaching of Science.

A positive outlook with regard to working with children and a commitment to the Academy’s child-centred ethos is essential. 

The Department

The Science Department is housed in a self-contained, purpose-built suite of 5 full-sized laboratories.  It also incorporates a technicians’ base and the office of the Deputy Headteacher (Science).  The department has a variety of audio-visual resources, including PCs and interactive whiteboards.  Equipment is readily available through the extensive school Resources Department.

The Curriculum

Key Stage 3

The Science Department follows a balanced Science approach to the KS3 Curriculum following the QCA guidelines. Setting takes place throughout Key Stage 3.  All students are baseline tested in Year 7, with regular assessment through to Key Stage 4.

Key Stage 4

At KS4 students follow a variety of routes.  Including 3 separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, whilst the majority of students study for 2 GCSEs in combined Science.

Sixth Form

The following are offered to Sixth Form students:

  • BTEC Level 3 subsidiary and full Diploma in Applied Science
  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics AS/A2 Level in association with Thomas Telford School


The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All Academy staff assume responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

All recruitment procedures are conducted within the parameters of Equality Act 2010 and current employment legislation.  


We invite applications from professionals with the ability to innovate and inspire young people.