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Head of Science

Head of Science

Forest School

London, E17 3PY

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Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
21 February 2018

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to join Forest School in the role of Head of Science. The successful candidate will lead the development of science in a new, state-of-the-art building which houses the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  The Head of Science is required to be an outstanding teacher, leading by example, and also to manage and monitor the delivery of a curriculum which is very popular among pupils. The department is very well resourced and consists of three Heads of Department, 18 teachers, and six technicians.

The science faculty occupies a central place in the academic life of the School with the teaching of science being practically orientated, with an emphasis on skills and processes. A balanced science programme, incorporating most of the features of the National Curriculum, is taught to pupils in Years 7 & 8. Each class has one science teacher. In Year 9, pupils are taught by three specialist teachers and follow a programme of study in preparation for their Science GCSEs. In Year 10, they choose either Double Award Science or any two or all three, of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, following the Edexcel IGCSE course. At A level, both Biology and Chemistry follow the new OCR specifications and Physics follows Edexcel. Each year around 40 students go on to read scientific subjects, including Medicine and Engineering, at top universities. Our public examination results are outstanding.

The Faculty provides a variety of enrichment activities for our own pupils. This has produced regular successes in many regional and national competitions. The Faculty also plays a significant role in outreach to a range of primary schools, hosting an annual science competition and arranging regular teaching visits. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a person with the drive and desire to make their mark on this highly important area of Forest School’s academic provision.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday, 25 February 2018
Interviews: Tuesday, 6 March 2018

To apply for this job please click on the quick apply button or alternatively apply via the Schools website. 

Forest School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.  

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About Forest School

Forest is an outstanding all-round School, well known for its friendly, welcoming ethos, and full of 1450 bright sparky pupils aged 4-18. We are lucky to be located in this part of North East London, allowing us to attract pupils from a diverse range of social and ethnic backgrounds who share in being academically ambitious, but are grounded, engaging and very loyal to the School. Described by the Good Schools Guide as a ‘powerhouse with a heart’ and enjoying a reputation for strong expert teaching and learning, Forest pupils are encouraged to find success on all fronts through the breadth of the opportunities on offer to them.

We aim to develop the whole pupil through our distinct educational provision which gives equal weight to academic, co-curricular and pastoral strands of school life. To this end, Forest promotes all-round educational excellence, recognising that advancement to higher education or the world of work requires top academic grades but keen to develop a sense of service in the pupils and an awareness of their responsibilities to other people, as well as themselves. Forest is recognised as a school that is always evolving, self-evaluating and planning strategically for its future, while valuing its heritage and its location, all of which makes our community a stimulating one to work in for our 150+ teachers and 100+ non-teaching staff.

For full details about working at Forest School please visit our website

Forest School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All appointments require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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