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Deputy Head of the Science Faculty/Head of Key Stage 4 Science

The Ecclesbourne SchoolDerbyshire

The Ecclesbourne School in Duffield, Derbyshire is exceptional. Rated outstanding in four successive Ofsted reports, we provide an excellent education within a happy, purposeful atmosphere. We are a non-selective school and committed to maintaining an all-inclusive community for all students. We challenge all our learners to achieve their best.

Our 2020 vision statement, ‘learning together for the future’, is evident throughout the school. There is a focused atmosphere that is conducive to excellent learning, an engaging and broad curriculum and an extensive range of enrichment activities. As a result, our students are well behaved, highly motivated and achieve very high academic standards.

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about the power of education to improve the life chances of young people and a committed team player who is driven to raising attainment. You will have proven experience of raising standards in science across all key stages and all areas, and will have a proven track record of teaching science at Key Stage 3, GCSE and your specialist subject at A level. In addition, you will be capable of delivering a high standard of education to our students. This high-profile role will suit an experienced and ambitious individual.

We are student-centred and our aim is for every student to experience first-rate learning and teaching. The school motto of ‘Integrity, tenacity and service’ is at the core of school life. If your ethos matches ours, we look forward to hearing from you.

Children of members of staff, with a minimum of two years’ service at the school at the time of application, are included in our admissions criteria.

To apply, please return a completed application form and letter (no more than two A4 typed sides) which outlines how your previous experience has prepared you for this position and what particular skills you will bring to it. Applications should be emailed to Tina Spencer-Keyse at the email address below. Full details, including an application pack, can be found on the School website:  

For further information or help with the application process, please email Tina Spencer-Keyse, Director of Human Resources at

Closing date: 9.00am on Friday 21st May 2021

Interview date: Week beginning 24th May 2021

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and all offers of employment will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.

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