Science Research Lead, Sutton

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Greenshaw High SchoolSutton

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR2B allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11-19 comprehensive school situated in Sutton, south-west London, and is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. Greenshaw has a reputation for providing a dynamic education within a happy and caring environment, and we are proud of our successes as a genuine comprehensive school. We are committed to achieving the best for the youngsters in our care, refusing to accept that there is a limit on what can be achieved. We are ambitious for our school and the professional development of our staff is at the forefront of our improvement. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed science teacher with a passion for Science and a keen interest in educational research to join our school as our Science Research Lead. The successful candidate will lead the school’s work in evidence-informed science teaching, working closely with the Head of Department and other science colleagues to help make better use of research findings in science lessons. They will also teach Science up to Key Stage 4 (up to Key Stage 5 would be desirable) and play a central role in the Science department, with the highest ambitions for learning and rigorously high expectations. 

For the right candidate, there will also be the opportunity to work within the Research School, helping to support our growing network of schools and developing and leading internal and external training programmes, primarily for secondary science, but also in relation to other areas of school improvement. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established department and make a contribution to its ambitious vision for the future. 

 The successful candidate will have a detailed knowledge of the evidence base for improving secondary science curriculum and teaching and learning, combined with excellent subject knowledge, a genuine passion for teaching Science and detailed knowledge of current curriculum and pedagogical developments in science and the wider curriculum. A desire to raise overall achievement in Science through promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning is essential. 

Science is very popular at Greenshaw: many students choose to study it up to Key Stage 5, with a number of students opting to study one of the sciences at degree level. Science is delivered by a large, innovative and ambitious team of specialists, who aim to nurture, promote and develop students’ understanding and enjoyment of their subject through methodology and practice. The team work together collaboratively, with everyone making their own valuable contributions to ensure the development and success of the department. 

For a comprehensive job description and person specification, please refer to the recruitment pack. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please download a recruitment pack and application form. 

Completed application forms should be submitted by email to or by post to the HR Department, Greenshaw High School, Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3DY.

A statement of suitability should be submitted with the application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Applications must be received no later than 12.00pm on Tuesday 15th October 2019.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Greenshaw High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.

More about Greenshaw High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 87151001
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 Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11 to 19 mixed comprehensive secondary school and sixth form situated in Sutton, South West London. Greenshaw High School converted to Academy status in June 2011 and is part of the Greenshaw Le...