Deputy Head of Science
MPS1-6 or UPS1-3 plus TLR 2b.
Required: September 2021
Thank you for your interest in becoming Deputy Head of Science at The Forest Academy. The Forest Academy is on an exciting journey, and we are looking for a teacher who is committed to making a difference to the lives of our students. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational science teacher who is ambitious and has a real passion for their subject and the ability to lead the successful development of the science department. The successful applicant will have high expectations, and will be a reflective practitioner who is always keen to develop and improve their teaching. They will appreciate their role in helping our students to have high aspirations, and they will share our belief that our students deserve an exceptional curriculum and the very best teaching. They will, like us, believe in our students.
Students enjoy studying science at The Forest Academy, with over 30% of the current Year 10 studying separate sciences. We have recently updated our KS3 curriculum to ensure that it fully aligns with our CALIBRE curriculum framework, and department meetings are rooted in developing the expertise of our staff. There is the opportunity to teach within the Sixth Form, with Biology and Applied Science currently part of the Sixth Form offer at TFA, although we are keen to expand this offer in the future. Last year, we fully renovated one of our Science labs, and with plans afoot for further renovations this year, we are always looking for ways to enhance the experience that our students receive within their science lessons. This role is crucial for our students and will be pivotal in helping them to have high aspirations and to achieve at the highest level.
The Forest Academy (TFA) is a part of the Beacon Multi Academy Trust, along with Beal High School, North East London Teaching Alliance (NELTA) and Beacon Business Innovation Hub (BBIH). TFA is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school, located in the north east corner of Redbridge.
TFA and Beal sixth forms amalgamated in September 2018. The 6th form is co-located at TFA and Beal High School, with c. 250 6th form students based at TFA.
Why choose TFA?
- A small, caring and welcoming community school
- High expectations of all and where all students are entitled to consistent high quality learning experiences
- A committed and dedicated staff working hard to shape the lives of the young people who come to our school
- High quality CPD offer, through our partnerships with NELTA, Beal High School and other partnerships
- Beal High School sixth form is part co-located at TFA, thus the opportunity work to support students within the sixth form
We welcome initial expressions of interest and discussions about the role. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org marking the email ‘FAO The Principal’ if you wish to book a telephone call.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. The below documents must be read prior to applying for this role and will be factored into interviews:
Keeping Children Safe in Education
BMAT – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 16 years