Head of Science, Consett, County Durham

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Consett AcademyConsett, County Durham

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8 - L12 (£46,799 - £51,639 pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

New College Durham Academies Trust comprises of two large Academies, Consett Academy and North Durham Academy, located some six miles apart in North West Durham.  New College Durham, is our lead sponsor and both Academies are located in multi million pound new builds, offering unrivalled state of the art facilities for our students and communities in Consett and Stanley. 

Consett Academy is a rapidly expanding ‘Good’ school.  We are Good, quite simply because of those who choose to be a part of it!   

Our current Head of Science is retiring and we therefore require an exceptional individual to provide the professional leadership, strategic direction and management of this crucial core subject with a large uptake at Post 16.

Head of Science    L8-L12   £46,799 - £51,639 pa         

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate they have the capacity to lead and manage a large department, whilst simultaneously driving forward continuous improvement.  Applicants will have high aspirations and a proven track record of delivering consistently good (and often outstanding) teaching with a resulting positive impact on student attainment.   An ability to show how you have contributed to whole school development would be advantageous, although we would welcome practitioners looking for the next step in their career.

You will lead on raising student outcomes and standards at all key stages and participate in delivering improvement strategies where identified.  It would be a distinct advantage if you are able to teach to AS/A level standard. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for shaping, developing and reviewing the Science development plan.     

As well as excellent communication skills, you must have high expectations of staff and students.  You will consistently model excellent practice and have student achievement and progress at the forefront of your practice.  

For the right candidate, the above post offers excellent potential for career development and will provide invaluable experience on which to build a platform for further promotion.  

If you can work effectively under pressure and want an exciting opportunity to work in a vibrant school that make a difference – we want to hear from you.      

To download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form, please visit our website: www.consett-academy.org.uk/vacancies  

Visits prior to application are warmly welcomed, so you can come and see for yourself what makes Consett Academy such a special place to work.  Just email Human Resources at HR@ncdat.org.uk and this can be arranged.  

Please do not attach copies of CV's/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process.  Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.   

Completed applications should be emailed to: HR@ncdat.org.uk by 5.00 pm, Monday 24th September 2018. 

Please note: we anticipate interviews taking place week commencing 1st October 2018.  Applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if we have not contacted them within 28 days of the post-closing.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Ashdale Road, Consett, County Durham, DH8 6LZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1207 507001
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