Curriculum Leader for Science, North Tyneside

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Longbenton High SchoolNorth Tyneside
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: (TLR 1d £11, 838)
Contract term: Permanent

Longbenton is a high performing, successful 11-18 school and we are looking to appoint a Curriculum Leader for Science from September 2018. The school is inclusive, comprehensive in its intake and a focal point of the local community. 

We are excited to be looking for a dynamic, forward thinking Curriculum Leader to take our Science department to the next level. We are looking for an inspiring and energetic leader with a real passion for Science.  You will be a motivated, enthusiastic and driven individual who has the skills and determination to make a real difference to the lives of our students.

The role would be ideal for either an experienced Head of Department or someone looking to make that next step. You will be supported by two Assistant Curriculum Leaders, as well as by the senior leadership of the school, to allow you to lead the department both strategically and through your own high quality teaching. 

Science is a very important department in the school and we are a great place to join to develop your career further in our brand new facilities.  As such, this is an important appointment for our school, the main responsibilities for which are set out in the applicant’s pack which you will find on our school website,

You will lead a talented and committed team of teachers and technicians to strive to achieve the highest possible outcomes for students irrespective of their backgrounds or starting points. The department run a great number of successful extra-curricular events, and as such the successful candidate to get involved in the whole life of the school. Longbenton offers the successful candidate a whole-hearted commitment to professional learning that places individual development at the heart of its ethos.

Making the decision whether to apply for a new post is always challenging on a number of levels but hopefully the information pack provides you with all of the information that supports you in choosing to proceed and make an application. 

You will be able to see more of us as a school through our website,, but if there is additional information that you need in making your application please feel free to get in touch. We warmly welcome and encourage potential applicants to visit the school. To arrange a visit please contact Rowan Standish, PA to the headteacher by email:

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Friday 23 March 2018 with interviews the following week.

Longbenton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Mr Paul Quinn (Headteacher), Hailsham Avenue, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8ER
Tel: 0191 218 9500 Fax: 0191 270 6760 Web: Email:

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Address: Hailsham Avenue, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE12 8ER, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 2189500