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Teacher of Applied Science

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the Role




Applied Science within Leeds Sixth Form College has a vision to pioneer STEM provision across the West Yorkshire region and as such offers a wide provision of courses, including BTEC and Access courses and the new T Level course.  We are a large team of both specialist academic teachers and pastoral support staff to ensure that each of our students is provided with an exceptional experience with outcomes to match.  We are looking for someone to come and join our academic team in the delivery of both the BTEC and the T Level courses, preferably with a physics specialism.


What You Will Do

 Plan, prepare and develop schemes of work, session plans, teaching and learning resources, learning and assessment plans.

• Deliver and assess essential knowledge and understanding to learners.

• Create individual SMART learning targets linked to learner study programme/course.

• Be responsible for recording student progress.

• Maintain and update knowledge of the subject and / or vocational area.

• Maintain and update knowledge of educational research to develop evidence- based practice.

• Motivate and inspire students to achieve targets and develop their skills to enable progression.

• Reflect on what works best in teaching and learning to meet the diverse needs of students.

• Adapt curriculum delivery methods to maximise their effectiveness, including through the use of technology.

• Carry out internal verification/moderation.

• Plan, prepare and develop effective schemes of work, lesson plans, teaching and learning resources including the development of on-line learning resources for identified modules.

• Deliver inspiring sessions across the curriculum using a wide range of teaching methods for identified modules.

• Develop and employ effective assessment activities for identified modules.

• Assess student work, provide constructive and timely feedback to motivate and inspire the learner to improve and record learners’ progress for identified modules.

• Create SMART targets, record and monitor progress against them. Implement positive interventions where needed, for students undertaking identified modules.

• Apply theoretical understanding of effective practice in teaching, learning and assessment drawing on research and other evidence.

• Consider and employ the most effective delivery methods, including blended learning and technology enhanced learning.

• Carry out internal verification duties in line with quality assurance processes.

• Undertake review processes to develop and improve identified course(s).

• Implement evidence-based strategies to ensure high levels of retention, achievement, success and attendance for identified cohorts.

• Develop and strengthen relationships with learners and provide support to ensure successful outcomes.

• Contribute to the marketing of courses, learner IAG and enrolment processes.

• Participate in student recruitment activities, including interviews and open evenings.

• Maintain and actively engage in quality and professional standards.

• Participate, as appropriate, in the College’s examination process.

• Ensure that effective Induction programmes are delivered for learners.


About You

Holds a L5 Teaching Qualification (e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE)

• Relevant highest level vocational qualification or degree in teaching science as a subject

• Inspire, motivate and engage the next generation of health or care practitioners.

• Act with honesty and integrity to maintain high standards of ethics and professional standards.

• Manage and promote restorative practice approaches and the strengthening of relationships.

• Role model and promote a positive image of the college.

• Embody the college values: Collaborative; Inspiring; Passionate; Aspirational; Celebrate Individuality; Respectful

• Comply with all legislative and regulatory requirements



There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

By joining Leeds Sixth Form College you join a community dedicated to improving the lives of young people through education. Whether you’re inspiring the next generation with your dynamic teaching or supporting the work of those who do, you know you will be making a positive impact every day. 

Choosing to work for Leeds Sixth Form College means that you will be part of a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to Leeds Sixth Form College. 


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

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