Teacher of Science at the Lincoln University Technical College
September 2020 start
MPS / UPS Full time, permanent position
Well suited to a newly or recently qualified teacher
Lincoln UTC does not actually have any staff vacancies … teaching or non-teaching. We are fully staffed and nobody is planning to leave this year. We are, however, growing in popularity and expect to recruit strongly this coming September, despite the Covid-19 school closures. We want to increase the total size of the teaching team so that we have the capacity to meet the anticipated additional demand without compromise and without increasing average class size (currently 22 in Key Stage 4).
We wish to appoint an additional science teacher, ideally with the ability to teach chemistry or physics. The science department at Lincoln UTC is exceptionally strong and well-led (as you might expect in a specialist STEM college). We are very well placed to support someone at the beginning of their teaching career … including newly qualified teachers whose opportunities for school placement experience may have been limited by the current restrictions.
Lincoln UTC is a unique learning environment. We are a 14 to 18 specialist college for science, technology, engineering and maths. Most visitors to the college assume (wrongly) that we are either a selective or a fee-paying private school. This misunderstanding initially stems from the stunning buildings we are fortunate enough to work in. Our Victorian, listed building at the front is reminiscent of Hogwarts. To the rear of the site, our state of the art laboratories and workshops are housed in an equally impressive, but totally contrasting, £9 million new build. The atmosphere within the college is just as impressive as the physical learning environment. Our students don’t wear uniform. They all (right down to year 10) wear business dress. They look like adults and they behave like adults. This is an unusually calm, purposeful and respectful learning community.
When Ofsted inspected the UTC in June 2019 (two good and three outstanding judgements), they commented on the ‘strong and supportive culture and the exceptionally high staff morale’. Pupil behaviour and conduct were described as ‘impeccable’. They went on to say that, ‘the behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils have exceptionally positive attitudes towards their learning.’
If you would like
to find out more about the college or about this position please contact the
Principal, John Morrison, for an informal chat on 01522 775990 (switchboard) or
on 07393 515877.