Leodis Academies Trust

'Forging Young Futures'


Lead Teacher - Physics

Location: Woodkirk Academy
Hours: Full time Permanent
Salary: Leadership L3-L7 plus a recruitment incentive of £2,000 to be paid on commencement of the role and a further £2,000 to be paid at the start of the second year of employment
Start Date: 1 September 2024
Closing Date: 9am - Monday 22  April 2024
Interview Date:  Thursday 25 April 2024




We are looking for an outstanding, dynamic Lead Teacher of physics with a passion for the subject and an ambition for further career development.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join an excellent 11 – 18 Academy with a thriving sixth form.  

This post will provide an exciting opportunity for an ambitious practitioner wishing to develop their career further and have a real impact on the teaching and learning across all key stages.  The post will involve working closely with the Director of Science to further improve the teaching and learning in Physics but also the wider department.  The successful candidate will lead a team of staff in raising achievement by motivating and inspiring students to ‘be the best they can be’.     

 The successful candidate will be offered a full programme of support and development in order to continue to progress their career.  

To succeed in the role you will have:

  • A degree in Science, with a teaching qualification
  • Proven ability to teach outstanding lessons across the 11-18 age range, with first class classroom management skills
  • The ability to work in collaboration with other members of staff to further the department
  • Exceptional personal organisation and time management skills
  • A firm understanding of key national and educational policies and issues
  • The ability to inspire high achievement in young people from all backgrounds
  • A clear commitment to improving your own performance through effective continuous professional development

Woodkirk Academy is a high performing, successful, well established, fully comprehensive, co-educational 11-18 maintained Academy and a founding member of Leodis Academies Trust.  We have a proud record in academic, intellectual, social and sporting, musical, dramatic and community developments. Our latest Ofsted report noted a ‘passion and commitment to continuous improvement’ and that ‘leadership at all levels is focused on the progress of pupils.’

Leodis Academies Trust and our individual Academies are committed to ‘Forging Young Futures’. To do this, each Academy has its own ethos and identity, and has the freedom to develop individually as well as working collaboratively to secure high quality outcomes for all its young people. By providing an extensive curriculum, both within and beyond the classroom, we cater for the wide range of talent and ability that our students have to offer. We work tirelessly to improve the life chances of all our young people and support them to make a positive contribution to their community.

Woodkirk enjoys an excellent reputation as an employer and our ethos and working practices are well regarded. We take pride in looking after staff and supporting everyone in their roles in order to deliver excellent education to our students.

Applicants are welcome to visit the Academy prior to application. Please contact our HR Team  humanresources@leodis.org.uk to arrange a convenient time and date.

Application packs can be downloaded via links below:


Interviews Thursday 25th April 2024


If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be required to teach a lesson on revision of the photoelectric effect to sixth form students in either Y13 or Y12. 

Full details will be provided when invited to interview.  

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.