Second in Charge of Science, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Birchwood High SchoolHertfordshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UPS/MPS with TLR2c
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Birchwood is a successful 11-18 mixed school with 1400 students on roll. We are very proud of our all-ability school, where students not only leave with strong academic qualifications but also as well–rounded individuals with a sense of responsibility.   

We have:

• Engaged and motivated students

• 200 talented and hard-working staff

• Outstanding facilities for students and staff

• A determination to raise standards for all

• A belief in comprehensive values

• A commitment to professional development and staff well-being

We were inspected in June 2019 and judged to be ‘Good’ in all categories.  This reflects the journey of self-improvement we have been on collectively as a school with results across the school, including in Science, that exceed national expectations.  The Science Faculty is under new and dynamic leadership since September 2019 and you would join a team with a clear vision of how to improve student outcomes and an inclusive team where work-life balance is respected and the contribution of all teaching staff is recognised.  We have subject specialists in all sciences but we would ideally like to add another Chemist to the team.  However ultimately we want the right person for this position, regardless of subject specialism.

The second in charge role would be a key strategic role supporting the Head of Faculty and would provide excellent preparation for a middle leadership position in the near future.

We offer an effective and supportive induction and professional development package, available for all teachers as part of the school's commitment to a holistic learning community.

Please refer to the attached application pack for further information with regard to the role.

Closing Date – 21st October

Interviews – 24th October

If you wish to make an informal visit, we would be pleased to accommodate this.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an enhanced DBS.



More about Birchwood High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5BD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1279 655936
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