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Melbury College

Melbury College

A partnership that includes Melrose School, Canterbury Campus, Merton Medical Education Service (MMES), Cobham Court and the Whatley Campus.

Science Specialist Teacher


The post requires the teacher to plan and deliver suitable education provision for the pupils in Merton Medical Education Services. The teacher will have a lead role in co-ordinating the education provision for the pupils, teaching a broad and balanced curriculum as well as establishing and maintaining partnerships with parent/carers and local services.

Personal attributes

 Professional Development

  • keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy and in any subjects taught, raising, when appropriate, issues with Head teacher
  • evaluate their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness
  • build up a thorough understanding of their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and practices
  • set a good example to the pupils they teach in their presentation and their personal conduct
  • participating in Performance Management arrangements

Teaching and Managing Pupil Learning

Meet pupils’ entitlement for the National Curriculum by teaching Science across Key Stages 3 and 4.

  • Under the guidance of the AHT, lead the Science curriculum across the school and provide specific subject expertise to the development of practice and curriculum policies.
  • Under the guidance of AHT, plan and prepare appropriately differentiated programs to meet the needs and aptitudes of each pupil setting suitably challenging targets ensuring educational programs are tailored to meet their needs.
  • identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the pupils being taught.
  • Be aware of and sensitive to the particular complexities pertaining to the education of pupils with medical need.
  • set appropriate and demanding expectations for pupils’ learning and motivation.
  • set clear targets for pupils' learning, building on prior attainment and considering each pupil as an individual and taking into account their emotional and social needs.
  • ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time.
  • use teaching methods which keep pupils engaged, including stimulating pupils’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources.
  • Organise and maintain the school’s teaching rooms to ensure that the organisation and display of pupils’ work is designed to promote the learning and reflect their achievements.
  • set high expectations for pupils' behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through well-focused teaching and through positive and productive relationships, acting to pre-empt and deal with inappropriate behaviour in the context of the behaviour policy of the school.
  • In consultation with the AHT, ensure that pupils are thoroughly prepared for their examinations and that any examination coursework is completed and marked according to examination board and departmental criteria
  • liaise effectively with support staff
  • act as form tutor, providing pastoral support and having oversight of a small group of pupils
  • contribute to the wider curriculum on offer at MMES, where all teaching staff provide a wide range of Social Development Opportunities that motivate and engage our pupils

Monitoring and Assessing Pupil Progress

  • Assist in the schools arrangements for the assessment and monitoring of the educational functioning of the pupils and other written reports as required
  • mark and monitor pupils’ class and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting targets for pupils’ progress.
  • In liaison with the AHT, assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future teaching.
  • maintain full records of attendance, homework, National Curriculum Attainments, and examinations for pupils taught, including members of your tutor group
  • produce and analyse teaching group examination predictions and results as requested by the AHT/ Head teacher.
  • participate in discussions of pupil targets and progress and of the development of strategies to meet school targets
  • oversee the pastoral needs of all pupils taught and passing on any concerns to the appropriate member of staff
  • mentor and negotiate individual targets for pupils

Resources within the School

  • select and make good use of learning resources to enable teaching objectives to be met
  • ensure that stock and equipment is well cared for and economically used
  • ensure that the Science Lab and classrooms presents a stimulating and tidy environment
  • implement the school Health and Safety Policy
  • ensure that Health and Safety policies and practices, including Risk Assessments, throughout your lessons are in-line with national requirements.

Communication with Parents

  • attend any appropriate meetings with parents
  • provide informative reports to parents
  • raise, in consultation with the Head teacher, particular concerns regarding pupils with parents

Internal Communication

  • provide information required by Senior Leadership Team and SENCo
  • actively participate in school meetings

Staff Absence

  • ensure that appropriate work has been set and that the resources required are available

Additional Specific Responsibilities

  • as negotiated with the Head of School in the interests of the pupils and of the CPD of the member of staff

Other clauses:

  1. The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the Teachers Pay and Conditions document (TPCD).
  2. This job description allocates duties and responsibilities but does not direct the particular amount of time to be spent on carrying them out and no part of it may be so construed.
  3. The job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed at least once a year and it may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post.
  4. This job description may be varied to meet the changing demands of the school at the reasonable discretion of the Head of School/ Executive Headteacher
  5. This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way the post holder is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out in the foregoing.
  6. Postholder may deal with sensitive material and should maintain confidentiality in all academy related matters.

Salary & Benefits



MMES, Worsfold House, Church Road. Mitcham, CR4 3BE

Supporting documents

Application Form

Deadline and how to apply

Deadline: 20th May 2022

Interviews: 26th May 2022

Completed application forms should be emailed to Trisha Creegan  tcreegan@melbury.merton.sch.uk 

Equal opportunities

Safeguarding Statement:

Melbury College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. As such all applicants will be required to submit details of two references who will be contacted in advance of interviews for shortlisted candidates. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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