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Head of Science sought for secondary school in Norwood
Salary: Inner London Pay Scales plus TLR1d payment
Hours: Full-time
Permanent?: Yes
To Start: September 2024
For Further Details or to Arrange a Visit: Please contact Gwen Daniels by telephone on 020 8766 5020

To Apply: All applications must use the forms supplied below and be submitted using the ‘Apply for Job’ button below, unless an ‘External Link’ appears below – please do not submit CVs, as these cannot be accepted.

Applications Close: noon, Thursday 25th April 2024
Interviews: To be confirmed
Job Description:

Please apply for this position through the school’s E-Teach recruitment page

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic Head of Science who has a passion for his or her subject and a commitment to ensuring that staff and students share that passion. We want you to lead a team to inspire the next generation of young scientists and have the ability to drive forward that vision for your department. We want a candidate who is going to take us to the next level of excellence at KS3, KS4 and KS5.

Key Responsibilities

The purpose of this role is to provide professional leadership and management for Science, ensuring high quality teaching and learning, achievement and engagement of students in line with our vision and ethos.

Responsible for: Heads of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Lead Science Technician, and the departmental staff team.

Strategic Direction and Planning of Science

  • To provide professional leadership for the department
  • Lead curriculum development for the department in line with national initiatives and supporting the aims of the school
  • Develop and implement policies and practices which reflect the school’s commitment to high achievement and effective teaching and learning

Dunraven Educational Trust Overview

Dunraven Educational Trust (DET) was established in 2016. It now incorporates Dunraven’s All-Through School, Goldfinch Primary, The Elmgreen School, Rosendale Primary School and Van Gogh Primary.  DET is a Trust committed to one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in a school community. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.

If you are successful in your application, you will join a staff who are hard-working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment,
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

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