Thank you for your interest in the role of Teacher of Science at Huxlow Science College. We trust this application pack provides you with an insight into life at our College and encourages you to apply for the role of Teacher of Science.
We are incredibly proud of our school, a medium sized Secondary Academy (11-18), located in Irthlingborough, East Northamptonshire. After a fantastic Ofsted in June 2016 we have remained committed to becoming an outstanding school for our students.
In 2019, Year 11 students achieved some of the best GCSE results in the College’s history. 53% of students gained 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths at Grade 4 and above. We were delighted by these excellent results which reflect the high level of dedication of both our students and staff. This has strengthened our position on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.
We are extremely proud of a strong tradition of exciting and hands on practical science, resulting in excellent results across the board in Science at Huxlow. Students are keen to learn and often go on to study A Level and BTEC Science courses successfully at our sixth form.
At Huxlow we are committed to ensuring all students are happy, feel safe and are taught exceptionally well. These are important ingredients to prepare students for their next steps and academic success. We are passionate about caring for our students and ensuring that they are all known as individuals. Ofsted stated that, “everyone in the school puts pupils’ well-being at the centre of everything they do”.
We are equally devoted to caring for our staff. Our Wellbeing Group are committed to initiatives at the forefront of staff well-being. We have signed the Time to Change Pledge and are driving through the action plan for continuous improvement and removing the stigma around mental health. Our latest staff survey judged staff morale to be outstanding.
Academic success is hugely important to us as we recognise its power to open doors for young people. We have a rich history of students of all abilities, and from a wide variety of backgrounds, meeting and exceeding their potential.
Highly effective support and guidance mechanisms support us to meet all students’ needs. As a result our pupils behave well. Ofsted stated, “Pupils know the high standards of behaviour expected of them” and “as a result, they behave well in lessons”.
Huxlow is a community where we are all committed to being the very best we can be. Our students are exceptional, staff go the extra mile and we are dedicated to Professional Learning and Development. Please explore our website, and in particular the newsletter section, to gain a flavour of what it means to be part of the Huxlow Science College community. We hope you are as impressed by our school as we are and are encouraged to join us.
Yours sincerely, Kim Isaksen (Headteacher)
Vision, Goal, Values
"Safe, happy and successful students who go on to become safe, happy and successful adults"
"At Huxlow every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential"
Students and staff feel safe and happy at school
Everyone is ambitious and welcomes the challenge of being the best they can
High quality teaching challenges every student and develops their creativity, skills and knowledge
We grow to meet the needs of our wider community who trust and value the school
Students and staff are resilient, reflective, independent and take responsibility for their own performance
We foster a love for learning across our entire community
We are active and positive members of all our partnerships
We celebrate everyone's successes
Teacher of Science
Required: September 2021
MPS/UPS + £3000 Market Forces Payment per annum for the right candidate
In 2019, Year 11 students achieved some of the best GCSE results in the College’s history. 53% of students gained 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths at Grade 4 and above. We are extremely proud of our GCSE students and thrilled that these excellent results reflect the high level of dedication they and our staff have shown to their studies. This has strengthened our position on our journey to becoming an outstanding school. Results at Huxlow have improved year on year and are now securely good.
We are extremely proud of a strong tradition of exciting and hands on practical science, resulting in excellent results across the board in Science at Huxlow. Students are keen to learn and often go on to study A Level and BTEC Science courses successfully at our sixth form
We are a secondary school with a fantastic student body and dedicated and talented staff. You will join us at an exciting time as we continue our journey to become an outstanding academy.
We are passionate about caring for our staff. Our Well Being Group are committed to initiatives at the forefront of staff well-being. We have signed the Time to Change Pledge and are driving through the action plan for continuous improvement and removing the stigma around mental health. Our latest staff survey judged staff morale to be outstanding.
Our vision for the school is to deliver outstanding education to our students, not only in terms of academic success, but by ensuring we develop the “whole child”. In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication.
If you are an experienced Teacher of Science or an NQT looking for an excellent team to progress your career this is an excellent opportunity. We will commit to improving your pedagogy and you will enjoy working in a school where the students are hugely positive and keen to learn.
We know that to realise our vision we need to attract, develop and reward our people. We are committed to the professional development and career progression of our employees.
We can offer you:
- A dedicated, experienced and hardworking team
- The opportunity to improve as a teacher and a leader through our tailored professional development programme (we run weekly training sessions that staff have access to in addition to bespoke individual development)
- Opportunities for promotion (in a relatively small College new opportunities for leadership and personal development frequently arise)
- The support of a performance management system that rewards excellence
- The opportunity to contribute to our vision that safe, happy and successful students go on to become safe, happy and successful adults
- Access to national ground-breaking Science CPD
The essential qualities for the Teacher of Science include:
- An outstanding classroom practitioner with experience of KS3 and KS4.
- Total commitment to the inclusive nature of the school and developing the ‘whole child’
- Commitment to safeguarding children
- A commitment to, and a passion for the teaching of Science
- A passion for ensuring students receive a high-quality educational experience and reach their full potential
- Effective organisation and communication skills
We would encourage you to apply if you feel you are the skilled, focused and passionate Teacher of Science we are looking for.
Closing date: Monday 12 April 2021 @ 09:00
Interviews: Friday 16 April 2021
Early applications may lead to early interviews and subsequent removal of the vacancy.
Informal, fact-finding conversations are welcome. Please contact Karen Squires, HR Manager to arrange a remote meeting or telephone appointment with the Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for Science. Unfortunately, due to Covid19 we cannot offer a visit prior to application. If you are successful in securing an interview we will ensure you are given a full tour of the school. In the meantime please view our Opening Evening video from this academic year.
For further information please contact Karen Squires (HR Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org
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CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.
Huxlow Science College is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff & volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are essential for all posts at the College.