Teacher of Science

Richmond Upon Thames


51179 Annual


Main Pay Range / Upper Pay Range (Outer London Weighting) + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Full Time, Permanent

February / April / September 2024 Start date

We are currently inviting applications from proactive and passionate Science Teachers to join our academy and teach across KS 3, 4 and 5 in September 2024. This opportunity is well-suited for both Early Career Teachers (ECT) and experienced educators.

Our Science department is characterised by its supportive and enthusiastic atmosphere, with a team boasting a wealth of experience. From the outset, you can expect a warm welcome, fostering a sense of belonging within our academic community. Furthermore, the academy is equipped with excellent facilities, ensuring that you will have access to all the necessary resources to facilitate the delivery of exceptional lessons.

Richmond Park Academy (RPA), is part of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) group and is situated in East Sheen, close to Richmond Park. Richmond, Kingston and the West End are all between 15 and 30 minutes journey from the school and our proximity to central London means that students can benefit enormously from the vast range of social, cultural, sporting and academic opportunities that we are able to access.

Working at Richmond Park Academy

Richmond Park Academy boasts a track record of outstanding staff retention. Our staff are given a voice and leaders respond to suggestions at regular points during the academic year. We pride ourselves on consultation and feedback and see staff wellbeing as paramount to our Academy's success.

Such benefits of working at Richmond Park Academy include:

  • Staff Flexi Time (a designated morning or afternoon each week where staff can work from home)
  • A two week October half term
  • A ChromeBook
  • No duties
  • CPD twice weekly

Our student body is diverse, exciting and talented - and the same is true of our staff. We put huge emphasis on professional development, most of it in-house, and are proud of the high number of good and outstanding teachers who work in our school. We are also noted for our 'can do' attitude. We are keen, always, to encourage new and/or young staff to make their mark as soon as they are ready.

The school completed a £10m rebuild and refurbishment programme, including the introduction of a 6th form in 2014. Our 2022 Ofsted reported that we were a 'good' school in all categories.

The role is due to commence February / April / September 2024 Start date

Closing date: Sunday 25th February 2024

Interviews are scheduled to take place on as soon as possible after the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today here:

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered. We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


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