Teacher of Science

Job advert

East Leake Academy are recruiting a talented, dynamic and ambitious Teacher of Science committed to teaching across all Key Stages.  The successful applicant will be innovative and able to inspire, set high standards of teaching and learning and demonstrate leadership qualities. You will join a very committed, collaborative, forward thinking and successful team.  This vacancy provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high-quality and well-resourced environment and is suitable for both experienced or NQT candidates.  


Through high quality teaching and learning, good communication, consistency and mutual respect, the Science department work together as a team to raise standards, student expectations and maximise progress.  We aim to ensure that every individual student is supported to achieve their full potential and beyond.


Salary:                    MPS / UPS

Start Date:              January 2020

Contract type:        Full time or part time hours will be considered 

Contract term:        Permanent


Science is a thriving and popular subject within East Leake Academy, located in modern laboratories.  It plays an important part in the curriculum at East Leake Academy and we strive to encourage pupils to achieve their full potential by developing their skills through scientific enquiry and contextualise science. We encourage students to explore science and its coverage in the media and to analyse and evaluate sources presented to them.


This post would suit either a new entrant to the profession or an experienced teacher.  We would welcome a teacher returning to work after a career break and will consider part time or flexible working where possible.  


East Leake Academy prides itself on the professional development opportunities we provide for staff in developing teaching and learning and future school leaders.  We have a strong ethos that focuses on professional development that keeps quality first teaching at the forefront of what we do. Our offer includes:


  • Excellent CPD focused in outstanding teaching and learning
  • Nationally recognised courses such as the NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH
  • The Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)
  • Specialist  Leader of Education (SLE) opportunities
  • Staff well-being packages
  • Paid Research and Development posts
  • Opportunities to work within other academies within the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership (DALP)
  • Shadowing experienced leaders
  • Working with Lead Practitioners
  • Training to use e-learning equipment including class sets of I-pads

Visits to the academy are welcomed and encouraged - for an informal discussion or to visit the department please contact Nicky Fox via email as nfox@eastleake-ac.org.uk


Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should we identify an appropriate candidate. 


The Diverse Academies and its Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in their care and expects everybody working for the organisation to share this commitment.  To this end we actively seek DBS enhanced clearance check for everybody that is employed by us.   



Please click here for more details about the Science department and click here for the job description and person specifications of the role.