Ref 177708
Salary £25714 to £ 41604 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From January 2022, or as soon as possible  
Closing Date 12 noon 18/10/2021
Crow Hills Road , Penwortham , Preston , PR1 0JE
Tel: 01772 320250
School website:
Applications for a science post are invited from committed and engaging classroom practitioners from all specialisms, though physics specialists are preferred.

The post is appropriate for NQT’s, right through to more established members of staff at any pay grade.

Penwortham Priory Academy is a vibrant and ambitious ‘Good’ school with a culture of high expectations. We are now looking for a dynamic Teacher of Science to join this core faculty. If you consistently deliver high quality lessons and enthuse and engage students to achieve their full potential then our science department is the place for you.

The ideal candidate will:
Be a committed teacher, who is positive and willing to evolve. (NQTs also considered)
Exude a passion for the subject which is evident in their day to day practice in the classroom and beyond.
Have achieved high rates of progress and attainment in their current position.
Inspire, motivate and support the individual needs and progress of all students.
Be prepared for the demands of and changes to the curriculum.
Be committed to continuous improvement and a reflective practitioner.
Work collaboratively with other staff, both within Priory and across other secondary and primary schools, as an active member of our Preston’s Teaching School’s Alliance and our ‘Family of Schools’.
Contribute to the extracurricular life of the school.
Be committed to Penwortham Priory Academy’s ethos of high expectations and challenge.

We will offer you:
An exciting opportunity in a friendly, supportive, forward thinking school.
A tailored induction programme provided by our Professional Mentor
Professional development to support your personal ambitions within teaching
The opportunity to teach in a school where staff and student relationships are second to none.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the school for a tour prior to the final application.

Completed application forms should be submitted to Mrs S Spencer, PA to the Headteacher, at to arrive by 12.00 noon on Monday 18th Oct 2021. The selection process will take place on Monday 18th Oct 2021. Unfortunately, we are not able to contact applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview. Interviews are planned to take place Thursday 21st Oct 2021.

Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

Essential Qualifications
Degree in appropriate Science subject
Qualified Teacher Status (or working towards)
Evidence of regular and recent professional development
Desirable Qualifications
Physics or related degree
Essential Experience
Innovative and engaging classroom practitioner
Ability to teach across the age and ability range
Knowledge of different teaching strategies and ability to apply these appropriately
High rates of progress and attainment achieved in current school
Experience of the use of ICT and computer technology in curriculum delivery
An effective communicator
Excellent organisation and time management skills
Ability to work to deadlines
Ability to effective feedback and
Desirable Experience
Evidence of/willingness to teach KS4 physics
Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

Mr Bedford, Head of Science - e-mail:

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

The Headteacher c/o the School.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.