Director of Science, Oldham, Greater Manchester

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The Blue Coat CofE SchoolOldham, Greater Manchester

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Start date: Fully negotiable with the successful candidate – September 2018 or January 2019 can both be accommodated
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £49,199 (L6-L10)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job Reference 4600/369/18

We are looking for a talented, and passionate leader who will help develop the school still further as a centre of excellence for the sciences, continuing to enhance our strong local reputation through innovative curriculum development, cutting-edge teaching and learning methods, using data effectively and encouraging a collegiate and stimulating environment for students and staff alike. Blue Coat School is located in Oldham, Greater Manchester, and easily commutable from most of the cities and towns in the North West via the M60, M62, M6 and M56.

We want someone who is thoroughly passionate about science and the development of science pedagogy and curriculum, not only within Blue Coat, but also potentially to develop this across our Multi-Academy Trust and Teaching School Alliance.

Science is a large, successful and important department within the school, based in its own purpose-designed building, including 10 modern laboratories, 2 large preparation areas and a staff work room. The department also has access to two additional laboratories which are situated in the main school building. All laboratories have a teacher PC linked to a digital projector. In 2017, departmental P8 was +0.59 with 100% of students achieving grades A*-C in the three separate sciences at GCSE. 

The departmental staffing complement currently includes 17 teachers and 3 technicians.

Blue Coat also has an oversubscribed 6th Form of more than 400 students. Science is our most popular subject at A Level and all our A Level courses are thriving, with multiple groups in every discipline. 

This post would be ideal for anyone with successful science teaching experience (preferably but not necessarily including A Level) , with ambition and drive, a clear vision of what constitutes excellence in a science department, and some leadership experience (perhaps as a head or second in a subject or department or leading on curriculum, T&L or assessment) and who sees a faculty leadership position as the next step in their career.

We offer:

• Full support from a dedicated, inspirational and approachable leadership team

• A collegiate approach to best practice, with a consultative yet inclusive style

• The opportunity to join a dynamic and successful Ofsted Grade ‘1’ school, currently developing and leading a local MAT 

• Career development, advice and the platform towards further career success from the potential we offer to work across our MAT, Teaching School and SCITT structures.

For a full pack including application forms please visit or e-mail our advisers ASDTi on or telephone ASDTi on 07736 775776 – they are available evenings and weekends as well as during the working day, to help you make the right choice.

Closing date for applications: Friday 18th May 2018 at 11pm

Interviews will be the following week: w/c 21st May

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

The Blue Coat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Blue Coat School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

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More about The Blue Coat CofE School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Egerton Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 3SQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 6241484
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