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Trainee Teacher of Science

Trainees receive a tax-free bursary of £26,000 or £28,000 (subject to eligibility and DfE announcement)

Trainee Science Teachers

Full Time

September 2020

The Elizabethan Academy is seeking to recruit high-quality recent graduates of Science or related degrees, or professionals looking to move into the education sector to train as Science teachers as part of the School Direct Scheme from September 2020.

The national shortage of teachers of Science is a crisis which will only result in a greater shortage as too often pupils leave school without having experience of high-quality teaching in these subjects. School Direct training can help to address this problem through partnership between Universities and the Academy.

The Academy will not employ the trainee. Instead, schools receive a trainee on a placement and support the trainee with a trained mentor. We are however keen to retain talented teachers and trainees will be encouraged to apply for employed opportunities arising in school.

Trainees receive a tax-free bursary of £26,000 or £28,000 dependant on focus areas (subject to eligibility and DfE announcement every year) from the Department of Education, and a Student Loan if required.

Trainees will spend the majority of their time in their two placement schools which will be complementary, giving a varied experience of schools.

If you are a graduate with a good degree in a related subject, are graduating this year, or would like to change careers this could be a very exciting opportunity for you to take the first step on the path to an enormously rewarding career.

Interested parties should contact Mrs Helen Upson, HR Manager, at for more information. Please send in your CV with a covering e-mail. The application process is then completed via UCAS.

We are able to offer staff a supportive environment with continuous professional development and excellent facilities. If you have the vision and drive for excellence and want to join an independent academy where relationships for learning are fundamental to our continued success we would be delighted to hear from you.

The Academy is committed to equality of experience for all staff and students.  We operate safer recruitment, robust child protection procedures and require evidence of DBS clearance for all employees. Checks will also be made with previous employers.  Please email HR Manager, Helen Upson with any queries or for application assistance.