Curriculum Leader for Science, Luton

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Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Science CollegeLuton

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR1d £12,898
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for an inspiring Curriculum Leader to engage a team of excellent Science teachers  

Cardinal Newman is an 11-19 comprehensive school serving the Roman Catholic community in Luton and Dunstable. It has been consistently described by Ofsted as a ‘good’ school and under Section 48 as an ‘outstanding Catholic school’. 

In 2016 GCSE results were in the top 9% nationally and A Level results were comfortably the best ever. This is a successful school where staff and students thrive.  The school has Specialist Science Status and was described by Ofsted in December 2013 as: ‘A good school with many outstanding features’, ‘Its very positive ethos greatly assists the academic and personal development of every student’. 

We are looking for a motivated and inspiring Curriculum Leader to enthuse and engage a team of excellent teachers, build upon the high standards already achieved and continue the growth and development of the faculty. 

Whether you are currently in a leadership role or looking to make the next step-up in your career, this post is an excellent opportunity for you to really make a difference on your journey to senior leadership. 

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, able to display leadership skills that encourage staff to be creative and develop rich and exciting lessons. The person appointed will be an ambitious leader with a clear vision of what an outstanding Science department will look like and will have the talent to deliver on this vision. 

We will offer 

  • A friendly and supportive team
  • A department with an excellent track record at KS3, GCSE and A Level.
  • The chance to put your ideas into practice
  • Experience that will prepare you for Senior Leadership
  • An orderly environment in which you can thrive; OFSTED noted ‘Students behave well in lessons. Around the school they are very polite, friendly and helpful’.

Closing date & shortlisting: Monday 16 October 2017
Interviews: Thursday 19 October 2017

‘The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, prohibition order check and the Disclosure & Barring Service.’ 

For more information and to apply please see our website at or call Brett Coventry on 020 3818 7041

Roman Catholic School in the Diocese of Northampton.
“Together towards our Lord through learning, love and faith” 

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More about Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Science College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Warden Hill Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 7AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 597125
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