Assistant Head of Science, Ipswich, Suffolk

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St Joseph's CollegeIpswich, Suffolk

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: The College's Own Salary Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent

Permanent, Part Time (80% of FTE)

St Joseph's College is a vibrant independent day and boarding school in Ipswich providing a broad and seamless education for over 550 boys and girls aged 3 - 18. We provide a wide range of stimulating and challenging opportunities that our pupils embrace in both the academic and extra-curricular life of the College. 

The resultant all-round education develops our pupils into well-rounded individuals who challenge themselves to ‘be our best’ in every aspect of life at the school, and beyond. Our innovative teaching and subsequent success starts in the Prep School and runs all the way through the Senior School and Sixth Form. 

St Joseph’s College has a proud history of strong results within the Sciences and seeks to appoint an outstanding Assistant Head of Science from September 2018. Applications from either Physicists or Biologist are welcome.

Science is taught as a combined subject at KS3 and then as separate subjects at GCSE and A-Level. Approximately 30% of the GCSE cohort follow the Tripe Science route at GCSE, with the rest following the Dual award. At A-Level all Sciences attract at least one set of students in both the Lower and Upper Sixth. We have also begun to teach BTEC Applied Science at Level 3. 

For September 2018, applications are invited for the position of Assistant Head of Science to support the Head of Science in ensuring high standards of delivery of the subject at KS3, KS4 and KS5. The successful candidate will therefore be a dynamic and inspiring teacher who has a proven track record of excellent teaching.

Further details and an application form may be found at or by contacting the HR Officer by email ( or telephone (01473) 690281.

The closing date for applications is Midday on Thursday 22nd March, with interviews take place w/c Monday 26th March 2018. The College reserves the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged. 

St Joseph’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please be advised that applications cannot be accepted unless they are on the College’s Application Form. References will be taken up and will be carefully checked. DBS charge payable by applicant. 

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More about St Joseph's College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Birkfield, Belstead Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 9DR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1473 690281
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