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Teacher of Science - Cardinal Newman Catholic School

What is the job role?

Teacher of Science - Cardinal Newman Catholic School

Full Time



Number on roll 1498 (with 244 in the Sixth Form)

Required for Easter 2024

(TLR available for suitable candidates)

The governors of this popular, over-subscribed school are seeking to appoint a teacher of Science with a TLR available for suitable candidates. The successful candidate will join the school at an exciting time as we prepare for the development of a brand-new school opening in January 2026.  You will be joining the school as we celebrate a progress score of +0.51.

The school has an excellent reputation, built on strong and longstanding relationships with the local community and beyond. In our recent Section 48 inspection (March 2022) the school was recognised as outstanding:

“Pupils know whom to go to if there is a problem, and they value the strong community spirit. They speak of solid relationships with their tutors and the extended community to which they belong, contributing to excellent behaviour.”

Applications are invited from enthusiastic teachers of Science who are looking to join a school committed to academic and pastoral excellence.

This full-time permanent post provides an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified and innovative teacher to join our team. You will be joining a friendly, thriving and collaborative department, where pupil progress and outcomes are central and teaching and learning supports achievement for all.   Furthermore, Science subjects are a popular A Level choice within our Sixth Form.

Cardinal Newman Catholic School is a very successful 11-18 school set in the pleasant outskirts of Coventry.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will:

• Have high expectations and a positive outlook.

• Be an outstanding class practitioner.

• Be focussed on maximising progress for every child through stretch and challenge.

• Understand the importance of assessment, feedback and differentiation.

• Support the ethos of Cardinal Newman Catholic School.

What we can offer:

• A distinctive Catholic ethos that supports deep personal faith but also welcomes diversity and difference in beliefs and culture.

• A drive for success for all students.

• A dedicated teaching and support staff that support students to achieve their maximum potential.

• High expectations that provide our young people with the opportunity to go onto universities as well as providing legitimate pathways into training, apprenticeships and other further education outlets.

• Continual professional development of all staff and opportunities for career development.

Cardinal Newman is a highly successful 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school set in 37-acre grounds in the pleasant outskirts of Coventry. This is a fantastic opportunity to help lead the school and make a significant contribution to the future success of the school. We are located within easy access of all areas of Coventry and commutable from surrounding areas such as Birmingham, Solihull, Leamington Spa and Sutton Coldfield.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

Application form and details regarding the post are available on MyNewTerm

The link for MyNewTerm is:

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date for applications is Monday 4th March 2024 at 9am.

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

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