Leader of Teaching and Learning in Science


Great Park Academy , Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2JH

Leader of Teaching and Learning in Science

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£28,000 - £43,685 per annum + TLR 1 £12 717 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience

This school has Academy status and is part of The Gosforth Group; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Great Park Academy


Great North Road


Newcastle upon Tyne


Start date: September 2023

This is a wonderful opportunity for a dynamic, creative person to shape the future of our completely new school from day one. You will do this by developing a first class Science curriculum and leading a thriving team of exceptional Science teachers.

Great Park Academy is one of two new schools within Gosforth Group Multi Academy Trust that opened in September 2021.

Great Park Academy is a 9-16 school that is currently housed on the Gosforth Academy site before moving to a brand new 1200 capacity school building on Newcastle Great Park.

We are looking to appoint a brilliant teacher who is passionate, pro-active and innovative. You will have excellent subject knowledge and have taught across key stage 3 and 4. You will also need to be extremely versatile and keen to be an integral part of many and varied aspects of school life; particularly during the first two or three years while the school is growing in size.

The successful applicant will establish and develop the Science curriculum and build a highly successful teaching team. You will have a proven record of raising attainment and accelerating progress, whilst demonstrating effective and exciting teaching and learning.

Our Leader of Teaching and Learning for Science will be a consummate professional, practical and ‘hands-on’; able to enthuse and motivate colleagues and students alike.

This is a unique chance for someone looking to develop as a leader within a highly successful and supportive multi academy trust, backed up by excellent resources and facilities.

What we need:

• An outstanding practitioner

• A passion for Science and for teaching all facets of the Science curriculum

• A proven track record of excellent progress and achievement across key stages 3 and 4

• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of delivering the curriculum

• The ability to develop, lead and inspire a team of staff

• A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for students of all abilities and from all backgrounds

• Excellent communication and ICT skills

We can offer you:

• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals across the Trust

• Enthusiastic and motivated students

• An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development

• A school with its community at heart

• A programme of staff ‘well-being’ activities

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

We hope you’ll visit our website to find out more about us.



To apply:

Please return completed applications to hr@ga.newcastle.sch.uk

Closing date for applications:

9.00am on Wednesday 8th February 2023

Interview dates:

Week commencing Monday 13th February 2023


Closing date:

8 February 2023

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