Teacher of Science - September 2024 start (responsibility considered for the right candidate) - Walsall Academy

Area: Science (Teaching)
Management Level: General Teaching
Closing date for applications: N/A

Position Description


  • QTS status
  • Qualification to the equivalent of degree level in a Science discipline or a related subject 

Work Related Experience and Associated Skills

  • Good classroom practitioner with evidence of setting appropriate expectations to promote learning and to engage and motivate students
  • Ability to use strategies that improve understanding of Science
  • Ability to encourage and maintain a good standard of discipline in the classroom through well focused teaching, positive relationships and good classroom management
  • Ability to use appropriately a range of teaching and learning strategies for whole classes, individuals and groups which stimulate, challenge, engage and motivate students
  • Ability to set clear and appropriate targets, feedback to students and make use of assessment information to promote each student’s attainment and progress, and to plan future lessons
  • Ability to reflect on one’s own practice
  • Ability to differentiate tasks appropriately

Specialist Knowledge and Understanding

  • Secure knowledge and understanding of the knowledge, concepts and skills in teaching Science at KS3 and 4
  • Able to give positive and targeted support to students with special educational needs

Personal Skills and Attributes

  • Determination to produce the highest quality learning experience for all students
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to establish productive working relationships and work well in a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively to staff, students and parents
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Able to empathise with young people but be firm, fair and consistent when dealing with them
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Enthusiasm, drive and resilience
  • Sense of humour and perspective
  • Ambition
  • Personal presence

Walsall Academy is committed to safeguarding our students and all posts will require enhanced DBS check and standard pre-employment checks. Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2023, refers to the role of online searches as part of due diligence within the recruitment process. In response, all short-listed candidates will undergo an online search prior to interview.