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Science Teacher - Key Stage Lead

Teachers Main Scale/Upper Pay Scale

(£31,350.00 £47,839.00 per annum)

Plus TLR2A

(£3,214.00 per annum)

FTE: 100%

Monday - Friday


St Clere’s Secondary School
Butts Lane, Stanford-le-Hope, EssexSS17 0NWEssex
St Clere’s Secondary School

It is an exciting time to join the team at St Clere’s Secondary School. With a new Head of School in post since September 2023, a new building opened in January 2024 and a new vision for the school, it is the perfect time to join our journey!

St Clere’s School is a high achieving, oversubscribed school with a “Good” Ofsted rating and consistently high student outcomes. Demand for places is increasing year on year, with approx. 1200 students attending from across Thurrock. We are a popular choice for families because our students succeed in many ways and are taught by staff who teach with great energy and expertise in an environment that has exceptional facilities. We have a stunning range of facilities including a state-of-the-art Drama studio, fully refurbished Science labs, two Sports Pavilions, a 3G floodlit all-weather pitch and a well-stocked Library with research facilities and high-quality study space. In addition, we have high-specification classrooms with up-to-date ICT resources, which enhance the teaching for all students and provides a comfortable environment in which to learn. 

St Clere’s is looking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and dynamic teacher to join our successful Science Department, as Key Stage Lead. The successful candidate will provide effective leadership and subject knowledge in Science to build an effective department which continually enhances the quality of learning and achievement within the given Key Stage. You will be required to teach Science to all Key Stages, including A Level, and will be creative, innovative, efficient, and committed to raising standards. The successful candidate will hold QTS, applications from teachers with the ambition to progress through the trust network of the school are welcome, as Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to supporting the right candidates who have a keen interest in seeking career development.

This is a great chance for a candidate with excellent subject knowledge to join our teaching team to help deliver Science curriculum across the school, whilst simultaneously being responsible for leading a Key Stage.

The ideal candidate would be someone with the talent to inspire their students and fellow staff members, whilst having a passion for Science and the impact your teaching and leadership could have on our students to make learning an enjoyable and inspiring experience. The successful candidate will be joining a highly motivated team of superbly collaborative teachers committed to a creative and stimulating approach to teaching and learning, and to instilling a passion for Science in our students.

We require someone that has a great understanding of the curriculum and how they can support student development across the age and ability ranges. The ideal candidate will be able to lead the development of high-quality teaching and learning across the Science department to secure outstanding outcomes for all our students. They will also be able to lead aspects of the delivery of the Personal Development Curriculum and ensure the promotion of students' physical and emotional wellbeing throughout the school day.

We are very proud of how we value and look after our staff. The school is a part of Osborne Co-operative Academy, where staff wellbeing is a priority. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust promotes staff wellbeing and progression throughout the trust. One of our former ECT’s at St Clere’s is now Head of School after progressing his career with the trust.

‘Persequi Optima’ (the pursuit of excellence) is our school motto and our mission is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive and meaningful education for all learners. We do this by providing an engaging curriculum in a safe and inspirational environment where high standards and expectations encourage success. We aim to empower our learners so they can apply their acquired skills or knowledge and confidently express themselves throughout their lives and future careers. Our high standards are achieved through effective leadership, outstanding teaching and committed stakeholder engagement from the Trust, Governance and community. 

St Clere’s School is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools’ Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people. 

What the school can offer: 

  • Relocation package of up to £8,000 for new employees renting or buying a property
  • Support from highly experienced SLT members, and the wider trust network and collaboration with our other schools 
  • Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance  
  • Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools 
  • Recognition of continuous service  
  • Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust  
  • Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme   
  • Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff 
  • National Conditions of Service 
  • Automatic enrolment into the National Teachers Pension Scheme

Person Specification Requirements



  • Graduate
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • English and Maths GCSE
  • Evidence of continuing approved professional development


  • Further or higher Degree



  • Experience across the Secondary School age range
  • Proven record of successful classroom teaching


  • Experience in Secondary School

Professional Competence – Excellent Teaching Practitioner


  • Ability to use ICT and understand computer software packages
  • Ability to motivate students at all levels
  • A thorough understanding of the requirements of the curriculum and the range of teaching and learning strategies necessary to motivate pupils to achieve their potential


  • High-level ICT expertise
  • Innovative, imaginative and flexible classroom style which pushes the boundaries
  • Ability to teach in a second area

Personal Qualities – Excellent communicator


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to recognise and utilise staff strengths
  • Ability to work as part of a high-performing team
  • Ability to inspire children and the capacity to see each as an individual in their own right


  • Aspirations to further promote
  • Visionary

Start date

To be negotiated

Read the full job description
Posted on: 22 March 2024

Application Closing date

Monday, 15 April 2024 12:00 pm

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Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.