Teacher of Science

Teacher of Science


Grade/SCP: MPS - UPS

NQT's are welcome to apply

Contract: Full time & Permanent 

Start Date: September 2019


St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a skilled and highly motivated Teacher of Science to join our busy, hardworking team.

If you are an experienced Teacher of Science, able to actively promote the Catholic ethos of the academy and to have the ability to secure high quality student outcomes, we would welcome an application to our school. 

We are looking for candidates who: 

  • can implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students 
  • Support the Science curriculum, monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher and Personal Tutor 
  • Facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to make exceptional progress 


St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school situated in the thriving town of Glossop, Derbyshire with excellent commuter links to Manchester, Stockport and surrounding areas.

A smaller than average secondary school, St Philip Howard currently has 480 pupils on roll and is growing rapidly. St Philip Howard is on a journey to outstanding and since the Academy opened in September 2015 has gone from strength to strength. 

Ofsted inspected the Academy in January 2018. Inspectors acknowledged the hard work and commitment of the Senior Leadership Team, Staff and Governors. ‘Leaders have worked tirelessly, often under difficult circumstances, to improve the school. Many significant issues have been addressed, including those associated with finance, staffing and with the structures required for a school to function well. Their actions have been effective and the school has improved.’ (Ofsted January 2018)

The recent Diocesan Canonical Inspection in June 2018 judged the Academy to be a ‘Good Catholic School’. The school is at the heart of a strong community working together to ensure that St Philip Howard is the school of choice in Glossop and the surrounding areas: 

#Team SPH is dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for all the pupils at St Philip Howard. ‘Leaders ensure that pupils experience a full range of experiences outside of the school day. The Catholic ethos permeates the school’s work and pupils have many opportunities to be involved in their community and to support those in need. Pupils fundraise; for example, the gratitude club raises funds for the less fortunate within the local area.’ (Ofsted January 2018) 


#Team English is a strong department and achieves consistently good results. In 2018 they achieved: 

82% - Grade 4 -9

65% - Grade 5-9

30% - Grade 7-9


‘In English, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities and the most able, make the progress they should because of expert teaching.’ (Ofsted January 2018)


Visits to the school are encouraged and appointments can be made by calling Gemma on 01457 653611.



For more information regarding the role, please click on the link to the application pack, job description and person specification below. 

To apply, please complete a teaching application form and return to vacancies@srscmat.co.uk by the closing date.


Closing date:   Wednesday 13th March 2019

Interviews:    W/C 18th March 2019