Contract Type: Full Time
Job Start Date: 2019-09-01
Salary: ULT pay scale
School Type:
Academy Primary with Secondary
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 4-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Weekley Glebe Road, Kettering, NN16 9NS
Ofsted Ranking: Requires Improvement 3


Science Teacher

Start Date:  September 2019

The role

As a result of growing student numbers, we seek a motivated, passionate and committed teacher of Science to join us from September 2019.  Keeping your subject exciting, relevant and enjoyable, you’ll create an ambitious, innovative and motivating classroom.  You’ll inspire and challenge your students so that they develop into highly effective, independent learners and achieve their individual potential.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a successful and rapidly improving academy.  We are driven by a forward thinking philosophy and a vibrant, positive culture.  In a friendly and welcoming school, with supportive colleagues, you’ll be able to make a real impact on our academy and on the lives of the students here.  We offer excellent opportunities for professional development to help you further your career and a supportive and friendly environment in which our staff have plenty of opportunity to grow and develop.

About You

You will have Qualified Teacher Status.  You’re an inspiring practitioner with a proven track record of success within a secondary school setting.

You are an experienced teacher who consistently teaches good to outstanding lessons, or a less experienced teacher with the potential to be consistently good or outstanding.  You will have good interpersonal skills, sound behaviour management skills and have the highest expectations for what our students can achieve.

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About Kettering Buccleuch Academy

We have wonderful children, a caring community and a new, experienced, skilled and passionate staff. Our new state of the art buildings were nominated for 'Best School Building in the UK'. We are travelling very fast on a journey to become the undoubted first choice for education in our region, whether that be selective, comprehensive or independent.

I am so excited by the potential of our community. A new and innovative community of children aged 4-19. We welcome children in Reception at the start of their learning journey and support their development through Primary, into Secondary and on into our Sixth Form. We receive children and support them to develop as an individual to leave us as skilled, rounded and qualified young adults. They will then be ready to take their place in the modern world economy, whether continuing to the very best universities, or having a secure foothold in the world of work. Ours is becoming the community of first choice to release the potential of all.

Our philosophy is simple; we challenge and support each and every child to achieve more than they thought themselves capable of, whilst at the same time finding school life to be more enjoyable than they thought it was supposed to be. Mature and mutually respectful relationships characterise our community and we strive for excellence in every way, leaving no stone unturned. We believe in educating children in partnership with parents and the wider community. Our students are increasingly achieving academic excellence whilst enjoying their life as a child and learning that children and adults of all ages can enjoy teamwork, fun, challenge and success built upon a foundation of supportive relationships, family and British values within a global society.

The quality of our staff is becoming the envy of others and we do have several staff who have been recognised nationally for their teaching excellence. Our aim is to be nothing less than a beacon school in the region, be respected as a ‘Beyond Outstanding’ academy and to be recognised as a national and international innovative model of best practice.

Our name reflects our strong links with the Duke of Buccleuch, whose family connection with Kettering stretches back for almost 500 years and remains very much alive today. We are delighted to be supported by the Duke’s estate and benefit from its experience in promoting education in this area. In respect of this, and working with heralds, we have chosen quadrants from the Duke’s Coat of Arms to derive the names of our four Houses in our new innovative House System; Braveheart, Griffin, Phoenix and Viking. Our House System is, we believe, a most enjoyable and energising focus giving students a level of pride and identity that encourages the excellence we expect.

Please come along and visit us to experience our unique ethos, community and environment for yourself. We would very much like to meet you and your family and invite you to join our family and become a special part of our bright future.