Head of Science, Sheffield

Closing date:

Silverdale SchoolSheffield

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £33,384 - £49,070
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Silverdale School is an extremely popular and high-achieving 11-18 comprehensive in the south west of Sheffield and is the founding school of Chorus Education Trust. The school is rated as ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2014) and has an excellent record of student achievement at both KS4 and KS5.  At its heart is one of the country’s largest Teaching Schools, the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance. The school sits within a new building with a full complement of facilities.

Silverdale School is part of Chorus Education Trust, and as such all appointees may be required to work at any Trust site in the future.

Head of Science – TLR1B (£9664)

Required From January 2020 

An ambitious, enthusiastic, and committed Subject Leader.  We are looking for a multi-skilled, energetic individual to lead a talented and hardworking team.

The Science department is highly successful at all Key Stages and has a history of excellent examination results.  We are looking to appoint a Head of Science to make an inspiring contribution to driving further departmental and whole school improvement. This post will suit an existing Subject Leader or experienced TLR holder. 

The successful applicant will be an excellent teacher.  They will be innovative, dynamic and be committed to outstanding achievement for all students.  They will have been successful in demonstrating leadership skills, with experience in embedding ideas, leading and working as part of a team.  The position is ideal for candidates wishing to further develop their skills in management and leadership and is ideal preparation for further career progression.

Silverdale has a large sixth form; biology, physics and chemistry A level all currently run multiple classes in each year group as well as BTEC Level 3 Applied Science. Therefore, there are exciting opportunities to experience high level KS5 teaching.  

Application packs are available from www.chorustrust.org   

Completed application forms to be sent to Carly Braid in HR at: recruitment@chorustrust.org 

Please note that CVs or Sheffield City Council applications will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16 October 2019 – 11:59pm

Interviews to be held: Week beginning 21 October 2019

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure & Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.




More about Silverdale School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Bents Crescent, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 9QH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 114 2369991
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