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GLC Gateway Academy: Lead Practitioner in Science

Type of Position:Lead Practitioner in Science
Academy:GLC Gateway Academy
Salary:Leadership Pay Scale - negotiable dependent on experience
Start Date:September 2022
Closing Date: Midday on the 17th May 2022

The Gateway Academy is the secondary provision within the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership between one secondary and four primary Academies located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London.

We are a vibrant, innovative and highly successful organisation: the place of choice to work and learn. Across the 5 Academies of the GLC, we pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity.  We work tirelessly to ensure that individual different characteristics including age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation are not discriminated against in any way.  We create environments characterised by mutual respect where difference is celebrated and where individual differences do not act as a barrier to success.

Our staff retention rate at the Gateway Academy is currently above 90% and staff attendance is extremely high at over 96%. Our wellbeing programme for staff is held in very high regard and our teacher CPD programme is extremely successful with all staff expected to constantly ‘improve upon their best’.

The Gateway Academy is seeking to appoint a dynamic and motivated Lead Practitioner in Science. This role is critical to the Academy’s continuing progress; it is integral to how we will achieve the highest standard of learning and teaching in every classroom.  Leadership of Science is award-winning with a very well-established and extremely hard-working team.

 Ideal candidates will: 

  • have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills 
  • have experience of providing professional development to teachers, including coaching, mentoring and training 
  • have proven experience of positively impacting on student progress and raising attainment and developing excellence 
  • have outstanding subject knowledge
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils 

The Gateway Academy is a friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people.

If you would like further information, to arrange a visit or to request an application pack, we would love to hear from you.  Please return completed applications to or visit our website at   

Closing date for applications: 17th May 2022

Interviews to be held: 24th May 2022

What we can offer you:

Academic excellence

Research-driven professional development

Bespoke coaching

Support with professional qualifications

Support from local and national leaders of education

Opportunities to get involved across the Trust, working with our GLC primary schools

Benefits for teachers working within the Gateway Academy:

Over 90% staff retention

£1,000 Golden Hello for successful candidates (teachers paid on Main Scale 1-6 only) applying directly to the GLC only after a qualifying period of six months.

State of the art facilities and resources

Two-week October Half Term

My Day (1 additional day off in the academic year)

Long Service Policy which rewards 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years' service

Visit our teacher development site for more information on teaching and working for the GLC

The Gateway Learning Community is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure


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