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Deputy Faculty Leader - Science

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Colne Valley High School


MPS/UPS TLR 2B (£4,441)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Easter 2018 (can be flexible)
Apply by:
9 February 2018

Job overview

This is a truly exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Teacher of Science to take their teaching career to the next stage as a Deputy Faculty Leader within the Science Department at Colne Valley High School. As the number two in faculty you will play a key role in supporting the Head of Science in managing and developing the team as well as influencing the strategic direction of the department. You will play a key role in planning the next stages of development for the department; sharing ideas and best practice with the team.

As a leader within the Academy we will expect you to be instrumental in helping to inspire and motivate both our staff and students. You will play a key role in helping to drive the Academy forward; raising standards and creating outstanding life chances for students.

We are looking to recruit a Deputy Faculty Leader who wants to inspire, is excited by learning and has a desire to further develop a career within a small, but ambitious, Multi-Academy Trust. As the second in department you will oversee the provision within the faculty for training of NQTs and RQTs and will lead and support all teachers to teach consistently good lessons.  The successful candidate will be highly motivated and driven by a passion to deliver outstanding Teaching and Learning. 

As standard, we offer ongoing Continuous Professional Development covering all aspects of teaching, learning and leadership; preparing you for the next phase of your career. 

The journey thus far has been quite amazing for the Trust and going forward will continue to offer even greater challenge, excitement and reward. 

To apply for the position please email your application form to Alison Haldenby, Director of HR. Alternatively, for an informal discussion in confidence, please contact Alison on 01924 481935.

About Colne Valley High School

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Colne Valley High School opened its doors in September 2014 as an Academy, sponsored by the Mirfield Free Grammar and together, by striving for excellence in all that we do, we have developed one of the most vibrant learning environments in the district.  Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of the Pennines, the Academy has almost 1300 student on roll in Years 7 to 11. The school is within easy commuting distance from Leeds and Manchester and is situated within a 10-15 minute drive of the M62 corridor.  

Outstanding schools have outstanding teaching and the quality of teaching is the single most important factor in a school’s success. All students, irrespective of ability, are driven to “be the best they can be”.  Our ethos is driven by our mission – “To enable our students and staff to achieve their best” and our vision is that everyone, every student and every member of staff, can be exceptional, every day.  

At Colne Valley High School we have agreed to live our school life by our values:

• Respect – we recognise, accept and celebrate differences 

• Integrity – we are truthful and honest in all that we do 

• Team work – we aim to be the best for our team 

• Aspiration – we strive to be the best we can be.

Our staff lead by example and work hard to ensure that our young people feel happy, valued and safe, but equally they endeavour to enthuse them with a sense of aspiration, optimism and ambition. Work ethic is important and so is attitude. We encourage a “can do” attitude in relation to both work and play, and our expectations are extremely high.  

We aim to:

• Sustain a culture of high expectations in which every individual is valued equally;

• equip all our students for lifelong learning enabling them to achieve their potential; 

• provide an environment in which all staff experience a sense of professional well-being and are to give of their best; 

• provide an engaging, creative and enjoyable experience of teaching and learning;

• engender a sense of personal worth and physical and emotional well-being which enables students to become confident, self-reliant, self-disciplined, healthy and responsible; 

• promote excellent standards of behaviour through highly effective personal relationships; 

• equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for them to make a positive contribution to society and prepare them for the world of work; 

• foster effective partnerships between students, staff, parents, governors and the wider community.  

We work hard to maintain a happy and well-run School, where students feel confident to thrive and develop. We strive to make our School a place of sound, stimulating and appropriate learning, where every student can achieve their true potential. We create a caring community where great emphasis is placed upon good relationships and partnerships to encourage respect, understanding and co-operation.  

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