Deputy Head of Science Department (and Key Stage Leader), Oxford

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Cheney SchoolOxford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teacher Main Scale or Upper Pay scale depending on experience, plus a TLR2(2)
Contract term: Permanent

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read about our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Visit

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and are happy to consider part-time applications. If you are not familiar with Oxfordshire, we would recommend that you take a look at: Living in Oxfordshire - Information for Teachers

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated professional with drive and ambition to join the Science Faculty in our school. The successful person will be passionate about their subject and have a proven record of raising standards and achievement. We are an inclusive school and have students of all abilities and from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. The role includes responsibility for a key stage which will be decided and agreed upon according to the applicant’s strengths and the department’s needs.

As a successful and knowledgeable teacher you will deliver lessons that engage, enthuse and inspire students to succeed enabling the best possible outcomes. You will support the Head of Faculty, and work alongside two other key stage leaders, in leading a team of committed and capable staff. The ability to teach Chemistry or Physics to KS5 is desirable.

Visits to the school prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact Louise Elias, Head of Science, at:

Payment is on Teacher Main Scale or Upper Pay scale depending on experience, plus a TLR2(2). 

The position comes with membership of a comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan.

How to Apply:

Please download an application pack from below.

In addition to your application form please email a letter of application, detailing reasons for your interest in this post and your relevant skills and experience, to:

Closing date: 12pm, Tuesday 22 May 2018 

Interviews: Thursday 24 or Friday 25 May 2018

Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

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More about Cheney School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7QH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 765726
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