Head of School: Physics and Chemistry, Pontefract

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New College PontefractPontefract

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Start date: 28 August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: NSP 1-9 (£22,937 - £38,364) depending on experience, plus Responsibility Allowance RA20 (£5,101) for management of the School
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An Exciting Opportunity to Join an Outstanding Team!

We are seeking to appoint a talented individual to lead and manage our School of Physics and Chemistry.  The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher themselves, able to demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for your subject area, as well as an innovative and dynamic leader who will lead in developing and raising achievement and aspirations across the School. Due to current staffing specialisms, we require the post-holder to be a teacher of Physics.

The work of the Head of School is critical in the college’s achievement of its goals and targets. Effective Heads of School contribute significantly to the success and progression of students and the achievement of the School’s challenging targets. They play a critical role in setting high standards for staff, establishing and maintaining high expectations. They nurture the talent and performance of staff and students, they identify, celebrate and share good practice and they provide robust challenge and support when staff and student performance do not meet expectations.  

New College is an outstanding place to work and study, regularly near the top of UK Sixth Form College results tables and awarded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in 2014. With a dynamic, positive and supportive culture for staff and students, we have an enviable reputation for staff career progression and development. With over 2300 students, New College Pontefract is the founding member of the New Collaborative Learning Trust (NCLT).

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join our dynamic team at the forefront of change and to make a real difference to raising standards of education in the local community. New College Pontefract delivers primarily A Level provision, alongside a number of Level 3 BTEC qualifications and some Level 2 provision.

If you believe that you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we’d love to hear from you. 

To apply please click the apply button.

NCLT has a commitment to safeguarding students and the successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced DBS.EW We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



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Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Address: Park Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4QR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1977 702139
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New College Pontefract is an outstanding college, regularly near the top of the UK Sixth Form College results tables and awarded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in 2014. Our A Level and BTEC Value Added places us in the top 10% of providers nati...