Assistant Headteacher - Science, Coventry

Closing date:Expiring soon

Stoke Park SchoolCoventry

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L13-L18 £52,930 - £59,859 (salary negotiable for exceptional candidate)
Contract term: Permanent

Stoke Park is a large, popular, inner-city multi-cultural 11-18 school in Coventry with over 1000 students on roll. We are a values-led school that has a strong sense of purpose in delivering an inclusive education for students in our community. We promote a growth-mindset and believe that all of our students can succeed given appropriate support, self-belief and challenge.


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a motivated, dedicated and talented Assistant Headteacher - Science. This post is an excellent opportunity for a Science Specialist who wants to extend their experience beyond that of a Head of Department.  If you have been a Lead Practitioner, outstanding Head of Department/Second or SLE this post would enable you to maintain close links with classroom practice whilst developing your own leadership potential and whole school responsibility.


We are seeking motivated professionals who have a passion for Science and the learning of Science subjects. The successful candidate will provide strong leadership as part of a team to drive up standards and ensure good and outstanding provision and outcomes for every student. You will have excellent knowledge of effective strategies to raise achievement and excellence in teaching and learning and be able to demonstrate impact and the ability to continually drive improvement.


This is a great time to join us on our journey, and to help to lead, drive and sustain the school’s improvement working in partnership with The Futures Trust. The Trust is passionate about building brighter futures for the young people who attend its schools, and is a rapidly growing and successful Multi Academy Trust driven by a set of compelling values:


  1. Learners First – young people, staff leaders, governors and trustees totally focused upon the educational benefit of our learners within a safe supportive environment
  2. It’s about learning – young people, staff leaders, governors and trustees totally focused upon developing and improving learning underpinned by harmonious and trusting relationships 
  3. No Barriers – no excuses, only support to ensure young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees maximise the academic achievement of learners whilst enabling them to develop and flourish as well rounded individuals


Staff at Stoke Park School are supported by experienced teachers, Middle and Senior Leaders who commit generously of their time to train and develop colleagues. The School offers focused CPD for all staff based on their future aspirations, and has a proven track record of developing excellent teachers and future leaders. The School fully funds Masters research and offers a range of outstanding leadership development opportunities, including collaboration across the Trust.


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact Paul Hunt at Hays Education to arrange this.


For more information and to request an application pack, including job description and person specification, please call Paul Hunt at Hays Education on:

T: 0121 236 4476

M: 07921 583 731

E: stokepark@hays.com


Closing date: midday on Monday 26th February 2018.


Stoke Park School and The Futures Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for all positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dane Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 4JW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 24 7645 0215