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Director of Science

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United Endeavour Trust

Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Leadership Pay Scale (to be agreed according to experience)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
15 February 2018

Job overview


Leadership Pay Scale (to be agreed according to experience)

United Endeavour Trust was established in October 2015 and has grown to consist of three secondary schools currently. We are looking for a talented individual to lead our Science provision across the Trust, with an initial lead across two of our schools who are federated. You will be paid on Leadership Spine (depending on your experience) and will be on the Trust School Improvement Team, not the senior team in individual schools.

Your role will be as follows:

· Teach outstanding lessons in Trust schools for the equivalent of just over three days per week, acting as a role model for other colleagues, leading and supporting teaching and learning and supporting the faculty leaders for Science.

· Provide leadership in Science that has impact upon results and standards.

· Be an integral part of our School Improvement Team.

There are significant opportunities for your professional development through United Endeavour Trust, where succession planning and dynamic career development is one of our strategic priorities. You will have support and challenge from the Chief Executive Officer, Principals and the wider team. You will be working with others who are like-minded and who all go the extra mile to secure success for our children. 

Our Ideal Candidate

You will be joining a highly innovative, inspirational and ambitious organisation, so we are seeking only outstanding candidates who can deliver our vision of exceptional education. Your strong leadership, outstanding teaching and ability to provide effective support to colleagues will enable us to achieve the best possible outcomes for all of our students. 

We wish to appoint someone who has:

· Excellent teaching, reflective and interpersonal skills

·  A passion for Science and it’s wider value in society

· The ability to lead and work as part of teams; to be flexible

· High quality organisational skills

· The ability and drive to improve outcomes for all students

· A commitment to our values and our community

As a member of our staff team we can offer:

· Excellent professional development opportunities and career progression

· A friendly, challenging and supportive working environment

· Opportunities to play a role in the evolution of the Trust

· The opportunity to make a real difference for children in our community

· CLOSING DATE: noon Thursday 15th February 2018

· INTERVIEWS: Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th February 2018

We welcome visits from interested applicants, or for further information please contact Sarah Rowell, Head of HR at sarah.rowell@uetrust.org Tel: 01782 973017

To find out more about us please visit www.uetrust.org or Twitter @uetrust

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check applies.

Applications can be returned via email to vacancies@uetrust.org or via post to HR Team, United Endeavour Trust, Ostend Place, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2QY

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The South Newcastle Federation will convert to academy status, within a MAT, on September 1st 2015. The Trust will consist of two academies, Newcastle Academy and Clayton Hall Academy, and will continue to promote high aspirations and excellence for all. Our aim is to develop a strong partnership between the academies, students, and the wider community to secure an outstanding learning experience for everyone.  We have high expectations and strive to create independent learners fit for the demands of the 21st Century. The post arises from the retirement of the current, highly successful Executive Headteacher, Mark Heuston, in December 2015. The successful applicant will be Executive Principal and Accounting Officer for the Multi Academy Trust.

We value individuals and individualism. Our community of schools is built upon sensitivity, tolerance and the appreciation of difference. At the heart of our work is the education of the young people in our care. We want to equip them for adult life in an increasingly diverse, fractured and technological world. All our students have an equal chance to make good use of the education that the federation offers in order to help them choose their future patterns of life and take full advantage of their opportunities in society. To do this they require personal confidence, sturdy independence, the ability to make and sustain fulfilling relationships, flexibility, as well as the skills for the world of work. Opportunities to contribute to decision-making, participate in school life and interact in the wider community are consistently developed. Our schools have a rich programme of productions, after school activities, exchange visits, sporting and training events which students enjoy and value – and which have a clear educational impact. We seek to ensure that all students have equality of access to the enriching experiences we offer. Teaching and non-teaching staff have a commitment to the education of children of all abilities and origins. Relationships are excellent, based upon affection and regard. We have developed a sophisticated understanding of the challenges young people face in adopting the responsibilities of adulthood. In their daily dealings we want each student to benefit from personal understanding and support from adults and peers. We foster commitment to our schools by staff, parents, students, Governors and others in the community so that they will work for their development.

Newcastle-under-Lyme is a thriving market town adjacent to Shropshire and the Staffordshire Moorlands, the Peak District and the Potteries Conurbation. The area provides a range of social, cultural, sporting and other facilities. Birmingham, Derby and Manchester are also within easy reach.

The local community takes pride, and is interested in, the achievements of our students. There is an emphasis on a caring, inclusive community of schools in which the staff are serious about their responsibility for the protection and safety of our students. We are an equal opportunities employer who aims to provide equality of opportunity and access to all.

The federation has a strong track record of collaborative work with our primary feeder schools, other institutions and groups of schools, which will continue to develop in the future. Parental support is excellent. Open Evenings, Consultation Evenings, Awards Presentations and performances are always well attended. The schools’ wider communities provide positive encouragement. Our Governing Body includes parents and members of the local business and industrial communities, all of whom devote a considerable amount of time to promoting the best interests of the schools..

Andrew White
Chair of Governors

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