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Head of Sciences

  1. Science
  2. East Sussex
Date posted : 11/06/24
  1. Full Time
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Job description

Role: Head of Science
Salary: MPS/UPS, Dependent on experience with TLR
Location: East Sussex
Start Date: September 2024
Contract Type: Permanent

A highly reputable secondary school in East Sussex is seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Science to join their permanent staff from September 2024. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious leader to drive the vision and success of the Science Department in a supportive and forward-thinking educational environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Science Department, ensuring the delivery of high-quality science education across all key stages.
  • Develop and implement effective teaching strategies to enhance student engagement and academic achievement.
  • Oversee curriculum planning, assessment, and evaluation, ensuring alignment with national standards and examination requirements.
  • Mentor and support science teachers, fostering a culture of professional growth and collaboration.
  • Monitor and analyse student performance data to inform teaching practices and departmental improvements.
  • Coordinate the use and maintenance of science laboratories and resources, ensuring a safe and effective learning environment.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to contribute to whole-school initiatives and policies.

Requirements:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a degree in a science-related subject.
  • Substantial experience in teaching science at the secondary school level.
  • Proven leadership experience within an educational setting, preferably in a science department.
  • Strong knowledge of the UK national curriculum and examination specifications.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate both students and staff.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and educational excellence.
  • A proactive and innovative approach to teaching and learning.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Access to excellent facilities and resources.

For immediate consideration, please apply directly to this advert with an up-to-date copy of your CV, highlighting your relevant work experience, contact details and a covering letter indicating why you should be considered along with your availability to interview.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website for details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
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