Head of Science

Lewisham, London
Date Posted:06 Nov 2020
  1. Science
  1. Long-term

Head of Science

Lewisham, London
Head of Science
January 2021

Are you a Teacher of Science looking to take your first step into leadership? Or a current Head of Science looking for your next challenge? Do you relish the chance to support colleagues to take rapid and sustained school improvement? Are you looking for a role that will enable you to influence and give direction to the children in your classes? If so this could be the role for you.

Tradewind Recruitment are seeking a Head of Science for a full-time, permanent contract at an outstanding academy near Lewisham to begin in January.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an academy that is dynamic, forward thinking and absolutely committed to changing the lives of all young people. They are seeking a new colleague who will share our inclusive and positive ethos.

The Role and the Department
Science is highly valued and taught across the curriculum each week from Year 7-9 (4 x one hour periods per week). In Year 9 students choose their GCSE options and Triple Science is a popular choice with approximately 60% of pupils selecting this over the combined award. The first class and fully equipped Science classrooms on offer provide the ideal environment for students to thrive and fulfil their potential.

The department specific Progress 8 score is +0.3 with over 40% of students going on to achieve the top grade 7-9 category.
What is on offer?

* A flourishing school community with extensive facilities.
* A creative and innovative culture keen to explore new ways of working to meet fresh challenges and exploit opportunities.

* A Trust wide strategy to support mental health and well-being.
* The benefits of working in a highly collaborative multi-academy trust including opportunities to work with leaders in other academies.
* Excellent personal career development - our culture is to promote from within the Trust as much as possible.

To be successful in this role you will need to:
*Be a Teacher of Science with QTS status or equivalent teaching qualification.
*Have excellent knowledge of the Science curriculum.
*This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Overseas Police Clearance (if applicable) and professional reference checks.
*Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained.
*You must have the legal right to work in the UK.
If you would like further information on this role, please contact David at Tradewind on 0207 845 5450 or email David.durham@twrecruitment.com

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We specialise in matching teachers and support staff with their dream job, and help primary, secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 12 offices in the UK.
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