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Science Teacher

Mill House School
Meriden, Coventry
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Post: Science Lead Teacher For suitably qualified candidates, the post can be extended to include Teaching and Learning Lead with appropriate additional renumeration

Accountable to: Senior Leadership Team Salary: Main Pay Scale (dependent on experience) Additional TLR available should the post be extended to Teaching and learning Lead. Contract type: Full time or part time and permanent

Main Purpose: This post is for a teacher responsible for the teaching of science to students with communication and interaction needs (Autistic Spectrum Condition), and / or high anxiety. All students have an Education Health and Care Plan. All teachers will be expected to meet the appropriate Teacher Standards.


• Lead and manage the subject area of science, ensuring that the curriculum is well planned and sequenced across the age and ability range to promote pupil progress

• Provide a quality of teaching and learning provision that can be judged to be at least ‘good’ (according to the Ofsted evaluation framework) and ensures all students make at least good progress

• Work with the special educational needs coordinator(SENCO) to ensure the curriculum matches the needs of different pupils

• Be familiar with school records and information relating to students and use this information to ensure all students can access the curriculum and are supported to attain well and make at least good progress

• Liaise with the other professionals to promote subject-related events, projects and activities

• Promote careers education, SMSC and British Values through the subject

• Be accountable for student progress and attainment levels within the subject are

• Keep up-to-date with specifications and curricular changes attending training / updates as required

Teaching and learning:

• Plan and teach inspirational lessons to secondary aged pupils

• Contribute to the overall development work of teaching and learning within MHS

• Set clear learning objectives and plan for and teach across the age and ability range for an appropriate proportion of the week

• Take account of students’ prior attainment, learning styles and needs and use this information to plan lessons and set appropriately challenging targets and learning activities

• Set high expectations for students’ behaviour, learning, motivation and presentation of work by establishing a purposeful working atmosphere and providing challenging and inspirational learning experiences

• Use additional staff in the subject area to ensure there is a framework for deployments and that teaching assistants are deployed effectively

• Promote and develop literacy and numeracy skills throughout teaching and learning activities

• Provide intervention activities for those students who need support to boost attainment/progress or who require additional challenge

• Set work for students absent from school for health or disciplinary reasons

• Manage the behaviour of students within the classroom in line with the school’s Behaviour for Learning Policy

• Ensure that teaching room, resources and equipment are maintained in good order, with particular regard to Health & Safety and security of property

• Use ICT and other technologies and learning resources as learning tools to inspire and motivate learners.

Assessment Recording and Reporting:

• Mark, assess and return students’ work in line with school policy, providing constructive oral and written feedback with clear targets and guidance for future improvement

• Set and mark examinations assessments and coursework

• Report and record student attainment, progress and results of assessments within the school’s recording and reporting structure • Keep high quality records to promote tracking and monitoring of student progress using data and teacher assessment records.

• Attend the appropriate Parent/Teacher Evenings and individual meetings to keep parents/carers informed as to attainment and the progress of their child towards targets

• Complete student reports.

Pastoral Responsibilities:

• Participate in the pastoral organisation of the school as a key worker for small groups of children

• Be the first point of contact for parents/carers in the assigned tutor group

• Undertake responsibility for the delivery of individual interventions to the tutor group as required

• Promote good attendance and punctuality in accordance with the school’s Attendance Policy providing support/intervention for those who find it hard to maintain high standards.

Efficient and effective deployment of resources:

• Create a safe, welcoming environment taking care of the classroom accommodation, ensuring classroom displays are stimulating, of high quality, and inspire curiosity in pupils

• Audit, check and manage resources to ensure they are up to date and match pupil and curriculum needs, that resources add value and enhance the learning experience

• Prepare appropriate resources for remote learning to ensure the curriculum can be delivered to pupils learning from home if necessary


• Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working Together to Safeguard Children, Prevent) and MHS’s safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures

• Work with the DSL to promote the best interests of pupils, including sharing concerns where necessary

• Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school

General Professional Responsibilities:

Attend meetings as part of the agreed meeting cycle

• Undertake professional development identified through the probation, performance management/appraisal structure and as organised for staff to promote individual, subject and whole school improvement work

• Support and implement all relevant school policies

• Act as a role model to students in respect of dress, attendance, punctuality and general conduct

• Ensure that all deadlines are met as published in advance.

• Undertake professional duties and responsibilities necessary for the smooth running of the school, as may be reasonably assigned to them by the Headteacher and other members of SLT(e.g. duties, emergency cover)

• Provide a model of high-quality professional practice

For candidates who are suitably experienced / qualified to lead Teaching and Learning across the school; additional responsibilities will include:

Teaching and Learning Lead:

• Establish effective communication to keep staff informed on any developments or changes to the subjects

• Provide support to staff regarding teaching and learning, resources, and planning in the subject areas • Monitor teaching and learning by visiting lessons, scrutinising books, and talking with pupils to assess how well the subject area is being implemented and how well it is being delivered across the school

• Provide feedback to staff based on the above observations to identify training needs and provide continuing professional development (CPD) in the subject area

• Coach and model team teaching

• Liaise effectively with exam boards to ensure that teachers understand and are familiar with the syllabuses that are being delivered

• Support colleagues to make accurate assessments, manage internal and external moderation, and complete external moderation exercises

• Contribute to timetabling and manage setting pupils into attainment groups

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