Director of Science, Wolverhampton

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Ormiston NEW AcademyWolverhampton
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Start date: Start date – preferred April 2019 but other start dates negotiable (May/September)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS as appropriate TLR 1b £9,661
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Ormiston NEW Academy

Marsh Lane, Fordhouses,

Wolverhampton, WV10 6SE

Director of Science

Full time, permanent

Start date – preferred April 2019 but other start dates negotiable (May/September)

MPS/UPS as appropriate plus TLR 1b £9,661

 We seek to employ an experienced and enthusiastic Director of Science to lead the Science department and teach Science at all levels.

It is an exciting time to join NEW Academy. Our newly appointed Principal, Julia Flavin, comes from Ormiston’s outstanding Chadwick Academy and her vision is to make Ormiston NEW Academy the outstanding school the students and community deserve.

At Ormiston New Academy we believe in ensuring that all students feel nurtured and cared for without exception. High expectations of teaching and learning will ultimately improve student outcomes. Our academy values permeate through everything we do. These values are Calm, Aspiration, Respect and Engagement which together spells CARE; which is at the heart of all we do.

At Ormiston NEW Academy we only appoint dedicated and inspirational teachers. The academy caters for 11 to 19 year olds, with 730 students on roll.  Our academy provides a vibrant learning environment with first class facilities. Being part of Ormiston Academies Trust will mean being part of a wider network of 30+ academies providing many benefits and bringing many enrichment opportunities to the students and staff.

This is an ideal and exciting opportunity for an outstanding and inspirational individual who has the drive, energy and enthusiasm to build on the progress already made. You will have the opportunity to contribute to an exciting curriculum, which will help motivate our students to achieve beyond their potential.  You will have the ability to support others to teach outstanding lessons across the age and ability range.

The ideal candidates will:

• Be passionate about Science

• Bring an unwavering commitment to promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning 

• Be relentless in developing their own standards of teaching and learning

• Deliver excellent student outcomes

• Be an inspirational department leader and committed team player 

• Have the ability to engage and inspire students and build excellent relationships

• Be committed to our ethos of high expectations 

• Have the ability to support others to teach outstanding lessons across the age and ability range.

• Be passionate and ambitious about their own career development

• Have experience of delivering Science at all key stages

• Have a proven track record of student progress, performance and attainment

• Contribute to extra-curricular activities

You will be a key Middle Leader working within a well-resourced, Science department, with practitioners keen to share best practice and continue moving forward.  We work collaboratively with other Ormiston Academies, both locally and nationally. To ensure we are at the leading edge of the latest developments in the subject, able to deliver the highest quality professional development and provide progression opportunities within the Trust. We have a strong commitment to further developing you as a teacher and ensure staff feel supported through access to the academy’s CPD programme. We place a high value on staff development, both in teaching and leadership. We acknowledge the importance of staff well-being by offer a number of staff activities and benefit packages.

For more information or to arrange a tour of the academy, please contact Natalie Preece (Principal’s PA) on 01902 623 111 or alternatively by email 

Applications must be received by Monday 25th February 2019 at 9am. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27th February 2019.

Our academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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More about Ormiston NEW Academy
Address: Marsh Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 6SE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1902 623111