Head of Science, Derbyshire

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St Mary's Catholic High SchoolDerbyshire
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 1:2
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

St Mary’s Catholic High School is seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher and leader with a track record for achieving excellent outcomes to the role of Head of Science.  

St Mary’s Catholic High School is a popular 11-18 mixed Academy with excellent student behaviour and judged to be ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted October 2012).   This is a wonderful opportunity to join an outstanding school and lead our successful and highly motivated Science Department at one of the top 20% performing schools in the country.  Academic results are excellent; consistently achieving above average Progress 8 scores as well as impressive Attainment 8 Ebacc average point score and A Level results.  We are the top performing school in Derbyshire for attainment at both GCSE and A Level.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Dynamic and innovative; providing professional leadership for the department to ensure high-quality teaching and learning; enhancing further the excellent exam results of the Science Department.  
  • An exceptional classroom practitioner, delivering lessons that motivate and inspire our students to achieve.
  • Able to lead and develop the delivery of Science in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, and effectively lead the Heads of Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  
  • Able to teach either Biology or Chemistry at A Level - this is essential.

Potential candidates would be most welcome to visit the school prior to applying and if you would like to do so, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Rachel Gilding.  (Please note that the school is closed 18 – 22 February 2019).

The Governors are pleased to receive applications from candidates who are not Catholics but who are supportive of our distinctive ethos.

Applications may be downloaded from the school’s website www.st-maryshigh.derbyshire.sch.uk or alternatively please telephone Mrs R Gilding, Headteacher’s PA on 01246 201191 (ext 2011) or e-mail rgilding@stmaryschesterfield.org.uk.

Closing date:  9.00 am on Monday 25 February 2018

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above. We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.

The post is offered subject to enhanced disclosure




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Address: Newbold Road, Upper Newbold, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8AG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1246 201191