St Mary's Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7PE

Teacher of Physics

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£25,714 - £41,604 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience

This school has 'Academy' status and you will not be directly employed by Newcastle City Council.

St Mary's Catholic School

Benton Park Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


Headteacher: E Patterson

NOR c.1450

Required from January 2023

The Governors wish to appoint an excellent Teacher of Physics. This post should appeal to both recently qualified teachers or to more experienced candidates, looking to develop further in an outstanding school. Ideally, we would like to appoint a Physics specialist, who is able to teach at least one other science. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone wishing to join an outstanding department and a highly successful and forward thinking school.

St Mary’s is a great place to work and provides excellent job satisfaction, as it is a very supportive environment. We provide excellent CPD for ECTs and recently qualified teachers, as well as on-going training for more experienced teachers. There are opportunities for teachers at all levels to help develop teaching and learning across the school, working collaboratively with teachers from other departments, whether as coaches, researchers or SLEs. The working environment is, therefore, a very stimulating one for all staff and is an added attraction of this post

St Mary’s is a very popular and happy school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted. We became an academy in 2013 and enjoy outstanding facilities in a new building, which opened in 2011. We joined the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust in June 2020. We are also very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the North-East. The roll has grown from around 1100 five years ago to over 1450 by September 2022, with 5 year groups of around 240. The Sixth Form currently has approx. 280 students, but will grow in the next couple of years, as larger and strongly academic year groups move into Sixth Form.

At St Mary’s, Science is a well-established and highly respected department with excellent results. Recent highlights include:-

Key Stage 4

• 77% Grade 7+ in GCSE Separate Science in 2022 and 100% Grade 5+

• 79% Grade 4+ in Combined Science in 2022 and 63% Grade 5+

• Excellent Science Progress score of +0.3 across the last 3 exam years

Key Stage 5

Results in A Level Science for 2022 included the following results:

• A Level Biology 48% A*/A and 80% A*-B

• A Level Chemistry 56% A*-B and 76% A*-C

• A Level Physics 35% A*/A and 85% A*-C

• BTEC Science 90% Merit or better and 100% Pass Rate

Leadership, teaching and the climate for learning in Science are all outstanding, as they are across the whole school.

Above all, the Governors wish to appoint a teacher with:-

• A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos

• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students

• A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning

• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher

• The ability to promote a love of learning physics in our students

Application packs are available to download from our school website, or by e-mailing the Director of Finance and Support Services, If you require any further information about the post, please do not hesitate to contact Suzanne Fisher, Director of Staffing on 0191 215 3260.

Closing date: 9.00am on Tuesday, 18th October 2022. Interviews will take place shortly after this date.

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and an online search for shortlisted candidates, as part of our due diligence.


Closing date:

18 October 2022

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