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Science Teacher – Red Moor School

Science Teacher – Red Moor School

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Up to £35,000 dependent on experience
  • Suitable for NQT No

Science Teacher

Location: Red Moor School, Lanlivery, Cornwall.

Salary: Up to £35,000 dependent on experience

Hours: Full Time, Monday to Friday

Contract: Permanent, Term Time only

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Science Teacher to join Red Moor School. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a challenging and rewarding environment, we would like to hear from you!

About the School

Red Moor School is a specialist provision located in Lanlivery near Bodmin in mid Cornwall. The school provides full-time specialist co-education for up to 36 children and young people aged 5 to 16 who have social, emotional, mental health and communication difficulties or associated behaviours that challenge.

Unable to achieve in a mainstream environment, our aim is to help pupils excel by providing a structured, nurturing approach, with students accessing a broad, balanced, engaging and extraordinarily rich curriculum.

With its large building and extensive grounds, Red Moor School is an environment where children learn to thrive both in the classroom and outdoors, helping them to be the best.

Red Moor School opened in September 2020 and is therefore a small, but growing, staff team, including strong links with local therapists to enrich the curriculum further.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care. We can promise you plenty of challenges and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide education and care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Education and Care is part of the Outcomes First Group.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our growing staff team. Our aim as a school is to provide the BEST education for every child, through high quality teaching and learning activities and building quality relationships with our children and their families.

This role is specifically for a Science teacher, who has experience of teaching science to GCSE level. We would welcome applications from professionals across the board.

Who are we looking for?

You will need to be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to work as part of a team of dedicated staff to help deliver the BEST education for our students. You will need to be caring, resilient, child-focussed and willing to go the extra mile to ensure our students achieve their potential.

The ideal candidate will be motivated by seeing students who have previously failed in education succeed and need to enjoy the challenge of having no two days the same!

Whilst previous experience of working in the special educational needs sector is desirable, it is not essential. Candidates do need to have experience of teaching science to GCSE level.

Essential Criteria

  • Must be educated to degree level
  • Must hold Qualified Teacher Status
  • Equivalent to A Level in Science
  • Must have experience in teaching Science in Key Stage 3 and 4
  • Commitment to continued personal and professional development.
  • Ability to manage competing demands and work to tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills, written, oral and listening
  • Knowledge of the design, planning and delivery of the national curriculum and its assessment.
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities.
  • The ability to form good relationships and develop teams
  • Respect with the moral and spiritual ethos of the school.
  • Caring, innovative and conscientious
  • Open and approachable.

Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

The position is due to commence this summer (subject to approved reference/DBS checks). If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the recruitment team on 01204 558055 or email us at

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check

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