Deputy Head of Science, Birmingham

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Swanshurst SchoolBirmingham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 1d (£7,701 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Swanshurst is an ‘Outstanding School’ for girls with 1760 students on roll aged 11-19 years.  We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all levels of their career.   “Middle leaders are well supported in their work and appreciate the well-established, clear and direct working relationships that they have with senior colleagues” (Ofsted 2017).  Ofsted (2017) found pupils at Swanshurst to be “happy, well cared for and that they secure excellent academic and personal outcomes”.  They described the girls as “polite, respectful and courteous”.  Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of them and of all our staff who have contributed to the “purposeful learning culture within the school that characterises the work of staff and pupils”  

So, if you are an outstanding practitioner, and would like to join us in our continuing journey, then please read on.  

The Science Department at Swanshurst School is seeking to recruit a dynamic and inspirational classroom teacher with leadership experience alongside the skills, vision and expertise to fulfil the role of Deputy Head of Science within our large and inspiring Science Department. A specialism in Chemistry is desirable but not essential.   The successful candidate will bring the energy, enthusiasm and expertise that will help our students to flourish in Science.  

An ideal candidate would: 

 • Take initiative, share ownership and embrace the delivery of an evolving subject area amongst a large and strong team of Science teachers and technicians. 

• Be an inspirational leader and teaching practitioner who motivates young people and ensures the learning needs of all are met, with evidence of the ability to raise standards of achievement through outstanding teaching and leadership. 

• Have experience in leadership and the ability to manage and motivate a large department successfully and collaboratively alongside the Head of Science. Developing all staff within their team to achieve their full potential as practitioners. 

• Have excellent references and appraisal documentation to support their application.  

For further details and an application form please contact Sharon Mortimer on 0121 464 2410 or contact us online at Applicants requesting an online application form must also submit a signed copy of their application either at the point of being called for interview or as soon as possible after the closing date.  


This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. 

Swanshurst School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  OBSERVANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL’S EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY WILL BE REQUIRED

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More about Swanshurst School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Brook Lane, Billesley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 0TW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 464 2400
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Swanshurst is an "Outstanding School" for girls with 1760 students on roll aged 11-19 years.  Behaviour is exemplary, "...pupils conduct and attitudes are excellent" (Ofsted 2017).

We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all stages of th...