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Teacher of Science

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Olive AP Academy Suffolk (Central)
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24 September 2019 12:00 PM
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We are able to offer flexible working conditions. Full time and part time applications are welcomed.

We are looking for a teacher who is passionate about supporting young people in KS3 / KS4 who have often found school a challenge, who shares our determination to improve our students' life chances and give them learning opportunities which stimulate and excite.

You will be an experienced teacher who wants to develop their practice and experience more dynamic ways of engaging children in learning.

We are seeking a teacher who will:

  • be committed to tackling disadvantage and improving every student's wellbeing and life chances
  • demonstrate the highest quality of teaching, learning and assessment
  • create exciting projects to inspire our students
  • work closely with our headteacher, pathway lead, our staff, parents / carers and our students to deliver our vision and help make our ambitious plans for the academy a reality.

Role description:

  • Plan and teach interactive, exciting lessons which engage all our KS3 and KS4 students - including those facing barriers to learning and those with social emotional, mental and health needs
  • Have up-to-date knowledge of the KS3 / KS4 science curriculum, with confidence in teaching GCSE Biology and Physics and a desire to teach in an innovative, creative and exciting way which engages reluctant learners
  • Share our determination to develop and deliver a broader STEM curriculum for our students
  • Work closely with your colleagues to produce high-quality learning resources and plan expeditionary learning activities
  • Link your lessons to the world of work, British values and SMSC, where appropriate
  • Use data about each student to inform your classroom practice and planning. Assess and give students feedback regularly in conjunction with the OA marking and feedback policy
  • Facilitate good student progress and positive outcomes - inspire, motivate and challenge our students
  • Direct the work of other staff in the classroom to maximise their impact on learning
  • Set high expectations and maintain a positive and safe learning environment. Use the 'Dare to be Olive' approach to ensure that high expectations for behaviour are maintained
  • Act on child protection concerns immediately; read, understand and implement OA's safeguarding policy and procedures, and Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Be a role model to our students, showing leadership, resilience, and empathy
  • Coach a group of students mentoring them through their time at the academy
  • Work with parents, carer, local school and outside agencies to ensure each student's needs are best met
  • Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
  • Support the trust's values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures.

Olive AP Academy is an alternative provision academy which supports pupils aged 7 - 16 years old. The academy has up to 92 pupils on roll at any time and offers support to pupils in KS2 - KS4 with complex or medical needs and those who have been permanently excluded from school. The academy also offers support to KS2 pupils in mainstream schools who are at risk of exclusion.

The academy offers students an inspiring curriculum with high-quality newly refurbished classrooms, a sports hall, art and design technology room, science laboratory, construction room, motor mechanics workshops, orchard and garden. Find out more about us on our website: apsuffolk.oliveacademies.org.uk

At Olive Academies, we offer all staff:

  • a close and supportive team in a working environment where your wellbeing is a priority
  • high-quality CPD, strong links to mainstream schools and opportunities for career progression
  • an organisation which is values driven and has children at the centre of everything we do
  • the freedom to be innovative without the constraints of a mainstream curriculum.

Olive Academies is a multi-academy trust with three alternative provision academies and an outreach service in London and the East of England. We are one of the first academy sponsors specialising in alternative provision in England. We support children and young people who have experienced difficulty learning in mainstream schools. We work with pupils who are at risk of exclusion, those who have been permanently excluded from school and those who have medical needs.

Our aim is to transform the lives of children and young people for whom traditional teaching methods have not worked. We help our pupils develop the confidence, skills and knowledge to believe that they can be successful in their own lives. Find out more about our trust's work via the website: www.oliveacademies.org.uk

We always welcome visits to our school. Come and see our fantastic academy building, facilities and community.

Please get in touch with Helen Everard, Business Manager via email: helen.everard@oliveacademies.org.uk or call (01449) 613931 if you would like to arrange a visit or need any further information.

To download the job pack and application form, please visit our website: www.oliveacademies.org.uk/working-with-us

Please email your completed application form to: helen.everard@oliveacademies.org.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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