Head of Science

The High Weald AcademyKent

Head of Science

Salary/Grade: MPS/UPS, plus TLR 1(5), £10,203

Start date: September 2021 

Closing date for applications: 10.00am, Monday 24 May 2021

High Weald is a small, non-selective co-educational academy that serves the communities of Cranbrook, Staplehurst and the surrounding areas, where every student on roll is supported and challenged to achieve personal and academic success. 

Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students become happy, confident, life-long learners who achieve beyond expectations. We support our students to be ready for the university or careers of their choice and to become responsible citizens in an ever changing world. We are relentless in our pursuit for the very best for all our students. Our new colleague will have a relentless belief that every young person, whatever their starting point can make and sustain exceptional progress and that our purpose is to change lives.

We are looking to appoint our next inspirational and dynamic leader of Science who will deliver enthralling lessons to all, capture the imaginations of our students, and develop a creative and innovative curriculum with the support of a highly experienced and talented team of Science specialists. 

You will have a proven record of raising attainment and accelerating progress. Your previous experience as a leader is less important to us than your clear vision and your ability to motivate and inspire others.

You will have access to on-going development opportunities and the support of a forward thinking, successful multi-academy trust. You will be joining a team of strong and experienced school leaders who will do whatever it takes to help you to succeed in your new and exciting role.

Working with Leigh Academies Trust: The Brook Learning Trust and Leigh Academies Trust are currently finalising an exciting merger opportunity which is set to come into effect for September 2021.  We will be working collaboratively on recruitment to ensure we secure the very best talent for the benefit of our students. Further information can be found here:  Brook Learning Trust website, About Us, Latest News. 

Brook Learning Trust

Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The High Weald Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become recognised as one of the strongest multi-academy trusts in the county. Learning and growing with us, children in our academies make great progress. Brook Learning Trust, working with The High Weald Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK.

Application information 

Please follow the link to our website to complete an application form. No CVs accepted. Application forms should be submitted by 10am, Monday 24 May 2021 

Suitable candidates will be contacted as soon as possible and interviews may be held before the deadline. 

Closing date:  10:00am, Monday 24 May 2021 

Dates of interviews to be confirmed.

Suitable candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.

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