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Head of Science

Saracens High SchoolBarnet, London

Saracens High School is a brand new secondary school opening in September 2018 for 150 Year 7 pupils, growing each year until the School is full in 2024. The School is located in the Colindale area of North London. 

This role would be ideal for a current Head of Science or an ambitious science teacher looking to move into middle leadership. The successful applicant will have a record of outstanding achievement in their classroom and of leading others. They will be responsible for creating an exciting and challenging curriculum, while building an exceptional team over the coming years, to ensure that our students can attend the best Universities or successfully compete for sought-after apprenticeships. They will lead the transition of science into the new building that will have eight state of the art laboratories. The Head of Science will play an important role in the leadership of the school during our first year, helping to shape and embed the vision. There will be opportunities for promotion to senior leadership as the school grows, including an Assistant Headteacher post to be advertised internally during the first year.

The School and the curriculum you create will be underpinned by the Saracen’s values of:

  • Discipline;
  • Hard work;
  • Honesty; 
  • Humility. 

You will create a distinctive culture and philosophy so that from the moment someone enters your department they will know this is where the learner is empowered to 'be the best that they can possibly be', their individual abilities are recognised, and coaching for life skills, as well as academic excellence is at the core of all that we do.  

Salary: Outer London MPS/UPS + TLR1B

Start date: September 2018

How to apply

Complete the application form on the TES website. Your supporting statement must include references to the job description and person specification. In addition, please explain why you are the right person for the role, specifically in relation to Saracens High School.

If you have any questions or would like a general conversation about the role, please contact, in the first instance, Susan Poole, Project Manager on 0203 675 7212 or

The closing date is 10am, Monday 22nd January 2018.

We encourage early applications, and reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time should the right candidate be found. 

The assessment and selection process will take place on either Monday 29th January or Monday 5th February 2018.

Saracens Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check. 

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