Assistant Headteacher (Science), Uttoxeter

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The JCB AcademyUttoxeter

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Start date: Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £50,500-£60,600 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Headteacher

Director of Science with a whole school responsibility 

The JCB Academy was established in September 2010, the first of a brand new kind of school in the UK, with a focus on delivering high-quality engineering and business education.  

Since opening we have been consistently successful - our first Ofsted inspection, in May 2014, recognised us as a “Good” school with “outstanding” features, including progress in mathematics, engineering and vocational courses and the dedication to keeping learners safe and secure.  Learner numbers are growing - we have been oversubscribed every year, including for entry this September.  Currently we cater for approximately 580 full time learners aged 14-18 as well as approximately 300 learners aged 16+ following apprenticeships.  We have exciting plans to expand further due to the demand for places; this will include Y9 for the first time from September 2018.

We are now looking for a dynamic and inspirational individual to join our Senior Leadership Team (taking on a whole school responsibility which will be discussed at interview) and lead our Science Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in partnership with some of the biggest names in engineering and design.

About Science at The JCB Academy

At KS4, learners follow an integrated curriculum which is delivered through a series of engineering/business challenges in partnership with specialist teams from our challenge partners including JCB, Harper Adams University, HSBC, KPMG, National Grid, Network Rail, Toyota, Rolls Royce, Bosch Rexroth and Parker.  STEM is at the heart of the curriculum and all learners from Y9-Y11 study physics, chemistry and biology for two hours per subject per week.  The majority then undertake the combined GCSE.  Results have been excellent, although dropped in 2017.  Physics, chemistry and biology are offered in the sixth form, with take up in physics being particularly strong.

If successful, you will:

  • Set high expectations and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with the three Science Team Leaders to develop and deliver an engaging curriculum that sits within the challenge cycles.
  • Benefit from working with small class sizes, outstanding science labs and cutting edge ICT.
  • Have access to superb professional development and a competitive salary.
  • Work in a supportive environment with professionals who are down-to-earth and committed to the aims of the academy.  

If you are a qualified Science Teacher able to demonstrate high quality teaching and the ability to lead a team we would be keen to hear from you.  This may be your first SLT position or you may be an experienced leader eager for a new challenge and the opportunity to work in a unique environment with fantastic facilities. You must have a passion for developing engineers of the future.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Alison Clements at Hays Education on 0121 236 4476 /

Informal visits are welcomed – do get in touch with Alison at Hays Education to make arrangements to come and see our fantastic academy for yourself.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 22nd January 2018.

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 25th January 2018.

You can also visit for more information about working with us.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.  The JCB Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about The JCB Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Mill Street, Rocester, Staffordshire, ST14 5JX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1889 506100
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