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Employer Honley High School
Location Kirklees
Salary MPS/UPS + TLR 2b (£4,339)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Job Reference Number: ED 17152

Honley High School is a large secondary school graded Good by Ofsted in 2015. It is recognised for its long-standing tradition of academic excellence and for its friendly, inclusive, caring approach to the needs of young people. We are very proud of what we do here, of our record of student and staff success, and of the lives that we change during the time that students spend with us.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Teacher of Science to join our dedicated and well-resourced Science department. We welcome applications from experienced teachers who will receive personalised support to enhance their professional development and teaching and learning practice. The successful candidate will teach both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, and a full range of classes across the curriculum area.

The successful candidate will join a team committed to delivering a stimulating curriculum and maximising the potential of all learners through outstanding learning and teaching. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a track record of high quality classroom practice. They will be responsible for leading further improvements in standards, both within the faculty and across the school. You will need to evaluate the quality of learning, teaching, progress and standards of achievement / attainment for students, setting targets for continuous improvement by analysing data and devising and implementing effective intervention strategies. You will be expected to work collaboratively with pastoral leaders at all levels to support the achievement of all groups and ensuring no students are left behind.

Science is the school’s most rapidly developing department. There is significant scope to further contribute to this development through collaborative planning, resource development and delegated leadership of key areas. The successful candidate will be expected to share the team’s drive, ambition and reflective practice.

Honley High School has a strong reputation locally for academic excellence. In 2016 76% of our pupils achieved A*- C grades, with 78% making expected or better progress in Mathematics and English, giving us a Progress 8 score of +0.00. We are on course to improve this in 2017.

Honley is within easy reach of Leeds, Sheffield and Huddersfield.

The successful candidate can expect:

  • A supportive and friendly team of dedicated Science teachers with focus upon improving student outcomes today to create scientists of the future.
  • Motivated students who are eager to learn and engage in lessons.
  • The chance to work with teachers and middle leaders who are relentless in their drive to deliver the best learning experiences to their students.
  • A commitment to their further development through a well-structured CPD programme.

We are looking to recruit on a permanent basis - the successful applicant will be given an initial one year contract after which they will be confirmed in the permanent job dependent on performance and meeting the standards of the school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

If you require further information about the role, please contact the school on telephone: 01484 506484 or you can visit the school website at

To apply for this job, please download and complete the application form attached. Applicants must include a covering letter (2 sides of A4 maximum) incorporating details of qualities, skills and past experience in direct relation to the role requirements. Applications should be returned to Mrs Amanda Butterworth HR Officer, at the school address or by email to (please note that this email address is temporary).

Closing Date is 9am Friday 28 April 2017
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 8 May 2017

Applicants please note: a Tour of the School will be available at 3.30pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017. Please contact the school to confirm your attendance.

About the employer

Honley High School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. At its most recent inspection, there were 1,235 students aged 11-16 on the school roll. 

Honley High School first opened in 1932 and became...

Information about Honley High School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
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Station Road
Holm Firth
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom