Head of Science, Slough

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St Joseph's Catholic High SchoolSlough

Date posted:
Start date: 1st January to 31st August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Fringe Pay Scale
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

Maternity cover from 1 January to 31 August 2019 

We would like to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Head of Science to join a successful and committed team of professionals. The successful candidate will possess, or have the potential for, outstanding teaching skills and will be an asset to this core subject. 

St Joseph’s is well known for being a great school to teach in, where the students are highly aspirational. We were judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in January 2016 where the school was described as having a ‘deep seated conviction and moral purpose that all pupils have the right to an excellent education which drives a very positive culture in the school’. Our provisional progress 8 score for 2019 is likely to place us in the top 20% of schools nationally. We believe in professional development; in exchange for hard work and a commitment to the school, we will ensure that you are prepared for the next stage in your teaching career. 

The Science Department is a committed and supportive team and the importance of achieving in the subject is clearly recognised by the pupils. The department boasts a track record of improvement and success with result improving every year for the last 6 years. 

The candidate should have knowledge of the Science National Curriculum at KS3 and at KS4 we offer double and triple Science (AQA syllabus). We also offer A ‘level in all 3 Science disciplines. The candidate should have experience of leading in some capacity although as a Head of Department is not essential. 

Please download an application pack from our website or telephone the school for more information. We strongly urge you to come and look around the school if you are considering the position. 

You are welcome to visit the school and have a tour at a time convenient to all.

Closing date: Monday 18 November 2019

Tel:  01753 524713

E-mail: o.mcateer@st-josephs.slough.sch.uk 

Website: www.st-josephs.slough.sch.uk 

The school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of the children. The school complies with the DBS Code of Practice in regard to criminal record information, and will not discriminate unfairly against any applicant on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.  A copy of the school’s child protection policy is available on request.

All members of staff will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and this is a condition of employment at the school.



More about St Joseph's Catholic High 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: Roman Catholic
Address: Shaggy Calf Lane, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5HW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1753 524 713
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