Deputy Head of Science
Inner London Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2c - £6,829
Required for September 2020
The success of Preston Manor School is built on an 80-year old reputation which continues to flourish through its committed staff, dedicated Governors and supportive parents. We are an all-through co-operative school with students ranging from 4 – 19 years.
We value working in partnership together with our young people to achieve the best outcomes for every student that joins our prestigious school. The school is oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning.
We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We are driven in our aims and ambitions and aspire to continue to build on our success in a supportive and friendly environment. At Preston Manor we celebrate diversity and equality of opportunity, which is reflected in our high staff-retention rates and the successes of our student population.
Preston Manor’s Science department is high achieving one, with a P8 score of 0.6; significantly above national average, and in the highest 20% of all schools for the last three years. We are looking for an excellent teacher to support in leading this committed department and to continue to build on its existing strengths and successes.
The successful candidate will have the vision, creativity and experience to drive the continued development of the Science department. All students study Science to GCSE, with 30% of the KS4 cohort selected to study the separate sciences (50% achieving grades 7-9). The sciences also have a high uptake at KS5, where we offer A’levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as Applied Science, showing how popular and valued Science is at Preston Manor School. They will join an energetic school which strives to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations of achievement.
The successful candidate would be expected to be able to teach at all Key Stages. They will take on the full responsibility for a key stage and/or lead a course within the Science faculty. They will be expected to support in leading the department as a whole and will line manage key post holders within the Faculty.
● have a passion for teaching and learning
● be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas
● be an excellent practitioner
● lead by example and act as a strong role model to students and staff alike
● have a positive, can do attitude with staff and students
● be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills
● have a proven track record of achieving outstanding student progress through own practice
● be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school
● have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff
● be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress
● motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious students
● a friendly and supportive team of teachers and support staff
● well-resourced facilities
● a professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment
● a commitment to professional development of all staff, including an excellent NQT induction programme and leadership development CPD
The school is situated within walking distance of the world famous, Wembley Stadium, which offers easy access to newly created facilities including the London Designer Outlet.
The school benefits from excellent transport links via public transport and is located a short walk from both Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations. Central London locations are accessible within 20 minutes from the school.
The school is also easily accessible from main roads including the M25, M1, M40, A40 and A406.
The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality and well-resourced environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.
"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’
‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’
Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.
Closing Date: noon Monday 27th April 2020
Interview Date: w/c 27th April 2020
Applications will only be accepted from candidates who complete in full the application form. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Application Form but may be included with the Application Form.
The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.
Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.