Teacher of Science – The Harleston Sancroft Academy


Posted on: Friday 22 March 2024 | St Benet's MAT

Harleston Sancroft Academy, Wilderness Ln, Harleston IP20 9DD

Trust: St Benet’s MAT

Academy Name: The Harleston Sancroft Academy

Vacancy Job Title: Teacher of Science

Pay Scale: MPS/UPS

Full Time/Part Time: Full time

Hours per week: 0.8 – 1.0 FTE

Start Date: September 2024

Deadline for applications: 9am Wednesday 17th April 2024

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join the staff at Sancroft, delivering the very best outcomes for our community. Reporting to the curriculum lead, the successful candidate will be expected to teach science across KS3 and KS4 with a commitment to further develop our highly successful curriculum as part of an incredibly supportive department.

We are extremely proud of our ethos and the very positive relationships which exist at the school. The Harleston Sancroft Academy, part of the St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust, is an oversubscribed, inclusive and very successful 3-16 Church of England All Through School in South Norfolk where children thrive and achieve very well. Children are supported to flourish and grow with responsibility and resilience. The primary and secondary phases are located approximately half a mile apart.

The successful candidate will have the ability to inspire and motivate our students and staff to achieve outstanding results in a very supportive environment.

We are looking for the following:

  • An outstanding classroom practitioner
  • A person committed to the highest standard of achievement for all students
  • A clear commitment to the school’s vision and Christian ethos

We offer:

  • A great working relationship with staff and students
  • An extensive ‘in house’ CPD programme
  • The support of an informed and active Local Governing Committee and Trust
  • A very supportive and encouraging Senior Leadership Team
  • Close collaboration throughout the Multi Academy Trust
  • An opportunity to work in a good location where the cost of housing is attractive
  • Membership of Spectrum Life wellbeing and mental health support

Why Sancroft?

“The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Sancroft as a Church of England school are outstanding.”  Church Schools Inspection 2017

‘I love our school, it is vibrant, exciting, caring, compassionate and understanding, all the things I would want my child to experience in Education. It is filled to the brim with people who would do anything for their colleagues and students.’ (Staff survey, Feb 2024)

“The SLT at this school leads with an extremely strong sense of passion and belief in what they are doing and why. The school fosters a great sense of community and it is clear that the SLT has the student’s needs at the heart of every decision. It is a great place to work and the students are fab!” (Staff survey, Feb 2024)

“The school has evolved to where it is today with dignity, strength and kindness at its heart” (Recent parent survey)

I joined the team here because of the strong set of values, which I saw on the ground in the way that the community functions and the respect from one another, which flows from leadership, through the staff team, and to the pupils. I am grateful for being part of a community that cares for one another and seeks to support one another in the work that we share.’ (Staff survey, Feb 2024)

‘Our school has a unique community with a diverse range of students that truly care, not only for their education but for the people around them too. It is a kind nurturing environment where respect goes both ways. Teachers build relationships with students which aids in students development and support. We are lucky at Sancroft to have teachers who are kind, caring, trustworthy and positive. At Sancroft we are a family who want each other to succeed both at school and beyond.’ (Student survey, September 2023)

Closing date: Wednesday 17 April 2024

Interviews: Monday 22 April 2024

How to apply

Applications should be emailed to Emma Johnson, School Business Manager  ejohnson@sancroft.stbenets.org

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the School Business Manager; Emma Johnson.

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

St Benet’s MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

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