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Teacher of Science

Salary Scale:            MPS
Closing Date:           Midday on Thursday 21st March 2019
Interview Date:       28th or 29th March 2019

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The Archer Academy seeks to appoint an exceptional teacher of Science to join our high achieving, motivated and collaborative department.

Science results are outstanding at GCSE.  In Core Science our students made +0.77 levels of progress compared to students with similar starting points with 31% of results being at 9-7 (including 19 at grade 9).  Across Triple Science students made between +0.8 and +1 grades of progress compared to students of like starting point with over 75% of grades being at 9-7.

Science is held in high regard at the Archer Academy and is led by a dedicated Assistant Headteacher for STEM subjects, supported by KS3 and KS4 leads.  Our curriculum is rich, creative and academically rigorous with a vision that all our students become scientifically literate and appreciate the importance of science in their lives.  We offer opportunities to study additional science in Year 9 as part of the options process and around one third of our cohort elect to take Triple Science at GCSE.  There are a host of extra-curricular opportunities both within our Enrichment programme and as part of a wider programme of talks and visits including a dedicated Science Week.

The successful applicant will have the potential to be an outstanding classroom teacher, and will be passionate about developing inspirational teaching strategies and working to raise the standard of teaching and learning both within their own classroom and throughout the department.  The post is suitable for both NQTs and more experienced teachers.

The Archer Academy seeks teachers who are: 

  • Outstanding practitioners who inspire students and colleagues
  • Ambitious in leading and delivering a rigorous, academic and creative curriculum
  • Committed to ensuring that every student realises their potential
  • Flexible, collaborative and resilient
  • Committed to the whole life of the school through our enrichment programme
  • Focused on securing the highest ambitions for your students, the school and yourself

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a committed team player
  • Understand changes in the Science curriculum and have the vision to support and develop an outstanding department
  • Have experience of developing an exciting curriculum that engages every learner

In return we will offer you: 

  • A unique opportunity to be a key member of staff and help build on the school’s successes to date
  • A happy and supportive working environment with high expectations and standards
  • An opportunity to further evolve our exciting curriculum across the key stages
  • A network of outstanding practitioners to collaborate with and learn from
  • Leadership and management opportunities both now, and in the future as the school continues to mature

The Archer Academy benefits from: 

  • A forward thinking senior leadership team
  • A committed and talented body of staff
  • A supportive Trust and Governing Body
  • An excellent CPD programme – including a dedicated NQT mentor and induction programme

The Archer Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

About the school

The Archer Academy is a growing 11-16 secondary school which opened in September 2013 in East Finchley, serving families in the surrounding areas of North London. The school was created to meet the needs and desires of parents, primary school governors and the local community, for a first-choice, non-denominational, coeducational secondary school.

Our school provides students with an ambitious, rigorous and creative learning environment which enables them to flourish and succeed, encouraging and empowering them along their journey into adulthood. From the moment they arrive, they are challenged to aim high, think big and achieve more than they ever thought possible.

We strive for academic excellence, offering a curriculum which is both traditional and creative, providing specialism, range and depth in equal measure. We believe that our students perform best when they are motivated, involved and excited by their learning, and we work incredibly hard to ensure that the time they spend with us is enriching in every sense.

We are looking for visionary school teachers with experience across years 7 to 11 resulting in high academic standards. You should thrive on responsibility and share our commitment to developing young people into analytical, creative and resilient learners. You must also have a proven record of excellent teaching that has resulted in raising standards within departments and across school.

The Archer Academy provides the unique opportunity for excellent and committed teachers to:

  • continue to shape a new school, which has tremendous support from local families and the local community
  • be part of a school that expands year-on-year giving you the chance to develop and grow as the school expands
  • play a pivotal role on the future strategic development of the school through Key Stage Four
  • develop and implement an exciting and ambitious curriculum, underpinned by high quality learning and teaching

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to respect this commitment. These appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS/CRB check.\

Location: East Finchley, North London
Start date: September 2018
NOR:  750
Age range: 11-16

What people say about our school:

“The behaviour of students is outstanding. There is a clear sense of the ‘Archer Way’ and students adopt those values in everything they do. Students demonstrate excellent attitudes to learning in lessons.” Ofsted, June 2015

“The richness of the academy’s curriculum is significant in relation to students’ progress. The diversity of subjects and themes, combined with skilled teaching, results in genuine challenge for students. This demanding curriculum encourages self-confident, assertive young people who are, largely, ambitious for their own success and that of their peers.” Ofsted, June 2015

“My overall impression is of care and consideration, sensitivity and high standards in every aspect.” Archer Academy parent, June 2016

“This is a “thinking school” as staff engage in a wide range of research before implementing practice.” Challenge Partners Review, December 2016

“The school’s mission statement based on the “Archer Way” underpins all aspects of school life. It is most apparent in the outstanding range of enrichment activities that the school provides for its pupils who are developing a keen interest in learning.” Challenge Partners Review, December 2016