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The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, an Ofsted ‘good’ rated academy and part of the Woodard family of schools, is a dynamic and popular 11–18 academy located between Worthing and Brighton, serving the students of Lancing, Sompting and Shoreham.
We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Science Teacher with thorough subject knowledge to join the Science department from September .
A Chemistry specialist would be an advantage.
This is an incredible opportunity to join an excellent team of practitioners who are very excited about the future outcomes of their students.
We welcome applications from colleagues (with QTS) at all stages of their career, including ECTs, who are committed to raising achievement in Science.
This is a permanent and full time position.
The science department has maintained a positive trend in results in recent years, with students continuing to compete close to or above national average.
SRWA has been recognised by STEM Ambassadors UK for our commitment to enhancing STEM subjects.
The department leads in authentic student-led research projects for the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS).
●Decoding the genome of the human whipworm in conjunction with the Sanger Institute, Cambridge.
●Collaborating with the DT team building and racing a Greenpower electric motor racing car at Goodwood.
Most recently, our Year 13 science and DT students have presented their work on modelling with DNA at the Bragg Centre for Materials Science Research, as part of the DNA Origami project which involves students creating novel structures using DNA molecules in our labs.
Additional opportunities beyond the taught curriculum include Science clubs, STEM trips, visits and competitions including Silver and Gold CREST Awards and the Young Science and Engineers competition for which our students have won several awards.
The Academy is purpose built with outstanding facilities.
The Science department is housed in a state of the art building with many classrooms having the NAWIS system (Ceiling Mounted Science Services) enabling more flexible practical learning opportunities.
We currently have a fully staffed department with subject specialists teaching across all key stages, and a growing sixth form cohort in all three science subjects.
Many of our sixth form students go on to study STEM subjects at leading Russell Group universities including Cambridge, reading subjects such as marine biology, biochemistry, astronomy, veterinary sciences, medicine and many more.
SRWA teaching staff benefit from the following:-
• a collaborative approach and strong collegial relationships;
• the opportunity to join and/or benefit from Action Research Groups;
• proven student progress and excellent student behaviour;
• an established STEM group including work with RICARDO Engineering, a world leading company supporting SRWA
• an extensive CPD programme tailored to skills and experience;
• strong links with Brighton and Sussex Universities;
• free employee assistance programme, dedicated staff wellbeing space and 1-1 mental health booster sessions available;
• free use of the Academy’s fitness suite;
• free on site car parking and easy access to local public transport;
• cycle to work scheme;
• free flu jabs.
Quotes from full Ofsted inspection report October : Rating of “Good” in all areas:
"The school is a calm and orderly place for pupils to learn….
Pupils treat each other with respect … low-level disruption is rare.
"Pupils, parents and carers feel proud of their school…one parent told us ‘we are really impressed with the school, the ethos and the staff’.
A Staff Well-being survey in June revealed our staff consider these areas ‘outstanding’:
Staff morale, workload and job satisfaction
Appreciation of staff achievement/contribution
Opportunities for staff to develop.
The successful candidate will:-
• demonstrate the skills of a good teacher
• be able to interest, encourage and engage students
• provide appropriate levels of challenge so that all students make good progress
• use methods and resources that enable all students to learn effectively
• use assessment information effectively to plan the next steps in students learning
• make effective use of their time
• secure consistently high standards of behaviour from students
• be able to demonstrate a proven track record of recent and successful class teaching in mixed ability classes of aged 11-18 students (or of successful completion of initial teacher training if applying as an ECT).
Closing date: 29/12/23*
*Please note we reserve the right to interview and appoint any strong candidates applying before the deadline has passed and to close the advert at any time before the deadline date, should a strong applicant come forward If you are interested then you are advised to apply early.