Teacher of Science Full time MPS/UPS

Are you ready for a new challenge?

Do you want to make a lasting impact?

Do you want to be part of a good school where “Parents think very highly of the school and one parent summed up the views of many when they wrote: Penkridge is a fantastic school that is very well led.”   (Ofsted 2017)

Then it’s time to join a dynamic and dedicated team at Penkridge Middle School

The school is part of the Penk Valley Federation along with 4 other schools based in the local area: Marshbrook First School, Princefield First School, St John’s (CE) First School and Wolgarston High School. The vision of the Federation is to take collective responsibility for ensuring that every child and young person in our federation receives an excellent education, achieves high outcomes and realises their potential.

This is a truly exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Science teacher to join a committed team here at Penkridge Middle School. We are committed to becoming a Visible Learning school. We will provide full training to the successful candidate and will expect them to fully embrace the visible learning approach.

We are looking to recruit a professional educator who is passionate about the teaching of Science. We are looking for someone who wants to inspire, is excited by learning and has a desire to further develop a career within a good performing and successful school. Embracing the ethos of The Penk Valley Federation, you will play a key role in helping to drive the school forward; raising standards and creating outstanding life chances for educational achievement.

The ideal candidate will either

  • An experienced in raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment


  • an NQT, or a teacher early in their profession

We can offer you:

  • A collaborative working environment with a positive ethos which permeates throughout the Partnership
  • Excellent facilities
  • A learning community which values each person as an individual
  • The support of a Governing Board and Senior Leadership Team that are driven to be the best we can be

Might be interested?  Why not come and have a look round?  To arrange your visit please contact Jenny Whitehouse on 01785 413400 or email

Scheduled visits are as follows:

  • 4:00pm  – Monday 8th May 2017
  • 2:00pm–   Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • 9:30am   – Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • 2:00pm   – Friday 12th May 2017

An application pack can be downloaded below. Completed forms/letters of application should be returned to

Deadline for applications: Monday 15th May 2017 (noon)

Interviews are expected to be held: Friday 19th May 2017

Penk Valley Teaching Job Description

R6 Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Guidance Notes


This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Acts 1974.  Further details regarding this check are available from school or by visiting

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.