Deputy Curriculum Leader for Science, The Ferrers School

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The Ferrers SchoolThe Ferrers School

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2.2 (£4,656)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, inspirational and highly motivated professional to play a key part in one of our core subjects.  The successful candidate would join our Science Department and work with the team to drive up standards in Science.

 We are looking for a creative, passionate and energetic teacher who can work with us as we strive to bring about rapid improvement to secure better progress for our learners.

The successful candidate will be a highly committed team player, with a true passion for Science and an understanding of the strategies required to motivate and inspire students. They will be working closely with the Curriculum Leader to ensure clear expectations of student achievement and progress. Helping to build, communicate and implement a shared vision within the subject and across the wider school community.

We are looking for someone who understands the value of high-quality assessment and uses this to drive planning and progress.  The successful candidate will be expected to draw upon the latest resources and teaching methods in delivering Science across the ability range at KS3 and KS4. Incorporating the use of investigational and practical work as well as ICT. KS5 teaching may be available depending on experience and specialism. 

We would welcome applications from any teacher who is keen to immerse themselves in a hardworking, supportive, forward looking department. 

We have a strong track record of leadership development and succession planning for an ambitious candidate who is keen to progress further.

We care passionately about our staff, their well-being and their professional development and this is reflected in the fact that we are an enthusiastic team, committed to working collaboratively and sharing the very best practice. 

The Ferrers School is part of the successful and expanding Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust, a group of primary and secondary schools located between Stamford and Cambridge along the A1 - A14 corridor.  All the schools are growing and there is a need to develop capacity, expertise and excellence in our staff body.

The Ferrers School offers opportunities to become part of a team of staff who are making a real difference to the students they teach. CMAT, which was ranked 5th across all Multi Academy Trusts nationally in 2017 in terms of student progress, is a success story that continues to grow.

CMAT is also driven by our ability to adapt to the changing educational landscape led by determined staff who bring our academies alive with their enthusiastic personalities, unshakeable work ethic and their commitment to delivering exceptional learning experiences for our children. What makes The Ferrers School, and the Trust as a whole, different is that we know how to nurture and bring out the very best in our talented staff. 

We are seeking ambitious Teachers who are keen to develop further and as such are committed to providing excellent CPD for the development of staff. We are striving for the very best for our students and we are focussed on and passionate about learning.  

If you are an outstanding teacher it really is worth applying for this post.

We can offer:

· a strong team environment that takes staff well-being seriously

· a dedicated Senior Leadership Team who want to see their staff progress and flourish in their career

· very supportive parents and a high standing in the community

· close and successful working relationships with our partner schools in our shared sixth form

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact us prior to applying and arrange a visit to find    out more about our school. Please contact Alison Davies to make an appointment on 01933 313411 or mail@theferrers.org

Details of the post and an application form can be found on our website: www.theferrers.org

Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd April 2020 at 9.00am 

Interview date to be confirmed.

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.  Early applications are encouraged.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, medical and reference checks. 



More about The Ferrers School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Queensway, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 8LF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1933 313411
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The Ferrers School is a mainstream secondary academy for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, and there are just over 1,000 pupils on its roll.

We care passionately about our staff, their well-being and their profe...