Assistant Head of Science, Hertfordshire

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Saint Mary's Catholic SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR – 2b (£4528) Negotiable, dependent on skills and experience MPS/UPS plus London Fringe
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

TLR – 2b (£4528) Negotiable, dependent on skills and experience

MPS/UPS plus London Fringe

Required from January 2020

 Are you a committed, professional and organised Science teacher? 

 Ready to join a well-resourced, high-achieving Science department with great results? 

 Would you enjoy leadership coaching and development to ensure that you are confident and ready for the next step in your career? 

We seek applications from those of no faith, all faiths and the Catholic faith, and who are supportive of our Christian values and ethos.

Working at St. Mary’s is an extraordinary opportunity.  Our Surveys this year showed that 96% of staff enjoy their work at St Marys, 97% agree that leaders do all they can to ensure a motivated and respected staff, 100% of students enjoy their learning and believe that behaviour around the school is good, and 97% of parents would recommend St. Mary’s to other parents.  We are passionately committed to developing staff and managing workload to ensure that colleagues enjoy their work and recognise St. Mary’s as an almost-uniquely positive place to teach and enjoy their careers.    

The school is also at an extremely exciting juncture in its future.  Demand is high, and owing to intense oversubscription, we are 3 years through expansion to 6FE.  We have also won over £5.3m in capital bids in the last 3 years and are enjoying brand new cutting edge facilities as a result – with completely new ‘state-of-the-art’ laboratories.  The school faces an extremely strong and positive financial future.   

Our previous OFSTED inspection judged us as Outstanding in every category, and our most recent S48 Inspection (2018) also judged us as Outstanding in every area.  Over the last 4 years, exam results have risen at both GCSE & A Level.  The ‘Progress 8’ score for 2018 was +0.61, which puts the school in the top 10% in the country.  At A Level the proportion of A*-B Grades as well as students enrolling at elite Russell Group Universities has risen significantly over each of the last 4 years with 2018 breaking all school records.  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.    St Mary’s is committed to the equality of opportunity for all applicants, and we reserve the right to interview on a rolling basis, therefore an early application is advisable. Application forms are online, and for further information please contact St Mary’s Catholic School on tel: 01279-654901 or email the Deputy Headteacher at or the Head’s PA at 

More about Saint Mary's Catholic School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Windhill, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2NQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1279 654901
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The aims of the school are:

• the formation of our young people according to Gospel values;
• the fulfilment of the potential of our pupils in all aspects of the curriculum;
• the personal, social and spiritual development of our pupils i...