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Teacher of Science

Temporary until July 18 in the first instance

Full time/part time – to suit candidate

Payscale: MPS/UPS

Required from: January 2018

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and talented teacher of Science to join a hard-working and forward-looking team. The successful applicant must have the ability to teach general science at KS3 and KS4.  Teaching of a specialism at KS5 may be available to a suitable candidate.

You must have a strong commitment to teaching across the full ability range, and have a keen interest in developing the new key stage programmes of study to make science accessible and engaging to all.

Due to changing staff circumstances within the department, on this occasion, we are willing to accommodate the right candidate’s choice of hours.

This is a great time to be joining the Science department. We have a friendly team that works together to continually improve the way we teach science. This has been reflected in our improving GCSE results and our outstanding results post-16.

If you have the drive and enthusiasm to inspire and encourage young people with your teaching then you are warmly invited to apply.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply, please complete the Application form (Teaching staff version) and send with a covering letter  (of no more than 2 sides A4) addressed to: Mrs J Bell, Headteacher, by email to our HR Administrator on admin.hr@elawnswood.co.uk or by post to Lawnswood School, Ring Road, West Park, Leeds LS16 5AG.

Closing date:  9.00am on Monday 16 October 2017.

Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 19 October 2017.

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Considering a career in teaching?

We are delighted to let you know that you can now train to teach with Lawnswood School.

As a partner within the Red Kite Alliance, our school supports an excellent school-led pathway to train new teachers.  Newly accredited as a school centred training provider, Red Kite Teacher Training offers innovative primary and secondary courses, delivered by outstanding practitioners, building on our track record of supporting and bringing new, talented teachers into the profession.

If you are thinking of becoming a teacher and want to get more school experience, you can ask any school within the Alliance for that. We recruit for our training courses continuously throughout the year, and are looking for people who have (or will have) a degree, have a passion for teaching and a desire to inspire young people to fulfil their potential. We are looking for people who have (or will have) a degree, have a passion for teaching and a desire to inspire young people to fulfil their potential.

Some benefits of our one year training programme include:

  • Being in school from day one at the very start of term
  • A supportive and personalised development programme
  • Training led by outstanding practising teachers
  • Excellent placement schools
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) awarded by Red Kite Teacher Training
  • PGCE awarded by the University of Leeds upon completion of modules providing 60 Masters credits
  • 100% of our previous qualified trainees who applied for teaching posts found employment, many within our alliance of schools.
  • Up to £30,000 tax-free bursaries and scholarships are available while you train for certain subjects

For information about our available places, the qualification and entry requirements, bursaries and scholarships, please visit the website www.redkitealliance.co.uk/teacher_training.  For general information visit www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching. If you would like support and guidance on your application or would like to arrange taster days through our school experience programme, please contact the Red Kite Teacher Training team at redkitealliance@harrogategrammar.co.uk

If you are thinking of returning home after university, our training hubs and placement schools are ideally located to allow you to live at home while you train. We hope that, like many of our former trainees, you will then secure employment within our partnership of schools. Graduates of the Red Kite Teacher Training programmes are confident, passionate, knowledgeable and reflective teachers, ready to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Best ever Key Stage 5 Results!

43% of all A-level/BTEC results at A/A* or Distinction/Distinction*.

99% Pass rate.

28% of A level students achieved A levels at grades AAB or higher in at least 2 ‘facilitating subjects’.

Well done to all our students!