Associate Director of Science, Blyth, Northumberland

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The Blyth AcademyBlyth, Northumberland

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L13-L17 (£53,724 - £59,265)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An important part of the Trust’s strategy for school improvement is to increasingly grow the capacity for specialist outstanding practitioners. We are now looking to recruit a specialist in Science to lead the subject in The Blyth Academy.

You will be able to demonstrate successful leadership with significant curriculum experience in your specialist area. You will have a proven track record of examination success and be able to evidence that you are a consistently good to outstanding teacher who can demonstrate and model the qualities required for this key leadership role. 

Your key role will be to work with Curriculum Leaders and teachers throughout the Trust and assist in accelerating the pace of improvement.

Although you will be based in the Blyth Academy in the first instance, you will be  provided with an opportunity to be part of a leadership team, some travel across the northern region may be necessary in supporting curriculum leadership and teacher development throughout the Trust.

In return, we can offer you

· A family of Academies within the Trust and a set of values we all share

· Support for your professional development and the opportunity to continue to develop your leadership skills in a well-resourced academy environment

· A real opportunity to work in partnership with the Trust to move academies to good or better within three years.

· Good relationships and loyalty with pupils, parents, carers and the wider community.

· Car Scheme and Cycle to Work (Salary Sacrifice).

The Northern Education Trust is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. We expect all adults who work for the Trust to share our commitment to safeguarding and the health and wellbeing of our students.

If you would like any additional information about this post or would like an informal discussion, please contact: Jill Jackson PA to Principal, by email at or phone on 01670798100.

Please note completed applications must be returned to Jill Jackson by email.

Interviews will take place Friday 24th May 2019

More about The Blyth Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Part of Northern Education Trust, Chase Farm Drive, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4JP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1670 798100
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The Blyth Academy serves a student population aged 11 to 18 years in the town of Blyth, Northumberland. The newly formed Academy was launched in October 2013 with the Northern Education Trust as the sponsor, with over 860 students on roll and a succe...