Lead Practitioner / Teacher of Science (with leadership responsibility), Sedgefield, County Durham

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Sedgefield Community CollegeSedgefield, County Durham

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Lead Practitioner L1-L5 (£39,374 - £43,454 pa) / Teacher of Science (with leadership responsibility TLR2b)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required January 2019 (later would be considered)

Would you like to progress your career in a school recently judged by OFSTED as ‘outstanding’, a school where both student achievement and attitudes to learning are amongst the best in the North East? Would you also like to work in a fantastic, newly built school, set in one of County Durham’s most scenic areas? If the answer to each of these questions is ‘yes’ then Sedgefield Community College could be right for you.

We particularly welcome applicants with a strong track record of outstanding teaching and student achievement who, as a Lead Practitioner, could play a significant role in supporting other staff reach a similarly high standard. However, we also welcome applications from teachers with relatively limited experience who may be ready to progress their career by taking on some leadership responsibility within the Science faculty.

If you are a dynamic and successful Science teacher, who has the ability and confidence to work alongside our outstanding Faculty Leader and further drive the quality of Science teaching at Sedgefield, then we would like to hear from you. 

Applicants should complete an application form and indicate through a letter (no more than two sides of A4) how their experience to date has prepared them for the role they are applying for (Lead Practitioner or TLR post) and how they would ensure future success.  The specific role being applied for should be indicated.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

Sedgefield Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

Please note that the Childcare Disqualifications Regulations 2009 apply to this position and therefore you are required to complete the “disqualification by association” declaration form. Should you be successful in your application for this post, your appointment can not be progressed without this declaration.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Application forms and further details can be downloaded from our website: www.sedgefieldcommunitycollege.co.uk. 

The Headteacher, Dave Davies, welcomes informal discussion; please phone should you wish to talk to him.

The closing date for applications is: Monday 15th October 2018 (12 noon)

Interviews to be held on: To be confirmed



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hawthorn Road, Sedgefield, County Durham, TS21 3DD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1740 617777
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