Science Teacher

Location Newton Abbot
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Teacher Pay Scale+SEN Allowance
Contact name: Alex Moore

Contact email:
Job ref: 47850
Published: 4 months ago
Startdate: 17/01/2022

Opus Education are currently working with a MAT in the Devon area, who are looking to employ a Science Teacher on a full time basis. 

We are looking to appoint outstanding Science Teacher with experience of working with challenging/SEN pupils. Our ideal candidate will have excellent teamwork and communication skills, the ability and enthusiasm to make a difference with students who have a range of needs. We look forward to hearing from you. 

All roles will be Temporary to Permanent on a 12 week basis. 

Professional competencies

  • Display personal and interpersonal development and team-working skills;
  • Pro actively plan, organise and manage workload;
  • Display reflective practice and reflexivity;
  • Undertake analysis and synthesis of complex information;
  • Display knowledge of and uphold safeguarding procedures;
  • Display knowledge and understanding of appropriate use of ICT in an education setting;
  • Display regular evidence of initiative taking;
  • Display robust self management skills with regard to problem solving;
  • Display an ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders built on honesty and integrity.
  • Manage class based staff


  • Take care in the planning of work, taking into consideration the correct and appropriate use of teaching materials, practical apparatus, ICT A.V. aids etc.
  • Complete Team Teach training and support the principals of Team Teach during school hours, both in and out of school;
  • Take a lead in developing the Curriculum in all aspects.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of a good working atmosphere within lessons/ throughout the school day.
  • Ensure that the learning experiences planned for children adequately match their abilities.
  • Ensure that sound relationships are fostered between children, their peers and adults alike.
  • Act as a confidante to the children whilst being aware of and following current safeguarding/child protection guidelines;
  • Use a variety of teaching methodologies taking into account mixed abilities and the size of groups.
  • Ensure that equality of opportunity exists in all areas.
  • Ensure that the marking of children’s work is undertaken at appropriate and regular intervals, and that marking follows agreed service policy.
  • Ensure that the presentation of work is of the highest quality, adhering to agreed service policy.
  • Ensure that adequate weight is given to both: Forecasting of work – taking due account of the social, academic and behavioural needs of the children vis-à-vis the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum where appropriate
  • Assessment and recording of progress – taking due account of the social, academic and behavioural needs of children vis-à-vis the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum where appropriate.
  • Ensure that the forecasting of work forms an important part of the teaching process, being completed on a termly, half-termly or weekly basis as appropriate. Ensure that any such forecasts are available to the Principal, Headteacher, Area Co-ordinator, Advisory Staff, and Inspectors etc.
  • Ensure that the curriculum coverage is appropriate and balanced, and that continuity, progression and breadth of experience are present throughout the planning and implementation processes.
  • Actively participate in benchmarking with colleagues across the Trust.
  • Review present practice regularly and attend courses as appropriate to further professional development.
  • Perform other duties as requested by your line manager

Opus Education is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be followed. The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Please apply within and a member of our team will be in touch.