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Lead Practitioner for Science


This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated and experienced classroom practitioner to join our dynamic and successful team. The post offers an exciting opportunity to work across two of our state of the art schools. The Telford Langley and The Telford Park Schools have a shared leadership team categorised as ‘Good’ by Ofsted due to the rapid improvements seen over time and during inspections.

Our ethos of ‘Ensuring Excellence’ is at the forefront of everything that we do. The successful candidate will be a knowledgeable and dedicated teacher who will support our subject leaders/Directors of Learning in raising standards of teaching and learning across the science department and other learning areas across the schools.

The overarching purpose of the Lead Practitioners is to raise standards and develop teaching and learning, ensuring that the aims of the Community Academies Trust are effectively translated into high quality classroom practice both within the subject and in general. The Lead Practitioners are a team of driven and ambitious teachers who work collaboratively to drive up standards and develop themselves professionally through the extensive CPD opportunities afforded to them.

Our belief is that every child really does matter and that all of our students should feel engaged, challenged and supported in an environment where they can experience success and enjoy their learning.

The successful candidate must have:

• The ability to teach science up to KS4,

• The capacity to work collaboratively as part of a developing team,

• The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines,

• Energy, enthusiasm and the ability to motivate others,

• A passion for their subject that drives them to help pupils achieve their very best.

We will offer you:

• An extensive CPD programme to nurture and develop your talents at all levels,

• A professional, hard-working and supportive team that works together to create a welcoming, vibrant learning culture inclusive to all,

• Access to a network of successful schools to share best practice and develop career prospects at the highest level.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and all qualifications will be verified.

Closing date: Friday 18th May 2018 at 9.00am. Interviews commencing 21st May 2018 All completed application forms should be sent to

About the Employer

The Telford Langley School and The Telford Park School are sponsored by The Community Academies Trust (CAT) which has a track record of achieving and sustaining OUTSTANDING schools. Our approach is based on a fundamental belief that all young people have the talent and the potential to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Alongside the family of schools, the CAT has established a teaching school which ensures CPD opportunities are abundant for all, no matter what stage of your career you are at. The school is set in Telford, a bustling town centre nestled in the backdrop of the idyllic Shropshire countryside. There are a wealth of diverse attractions, both historical and contemporary, that attract visitors. The Ironbridge gorge is very popular, as are the picturesque market towns of Much Wenlock and Newport. Also, the excellent transport links mean that cities such as Birmingham and Manchester are in easy reach for further exploration.