Director of A Level Science, Birmingham

Closing date:

St Paul's School for GirlsBirmingham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2017/January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR 1 (£7,622 – £9,950)
Contract term: Permanent

The Governing Body of St Paul’s School for Girls is seeking to appoint an inspirational Director of A level Science for commencement September 2017/January 2018. We seek an outstanding practitioner with the ability to lead the delivery of A level Science in this outstanding Catholic School. We are looking for a dedicated and committed leader to drive academic progress and take a key role in supporting and developing the Catholic life of the school. The successful candidate will have a proven track record to make their next step into leadership.

St Paul's is a Catholic comprehensive school for girls aged 11-19. St Paul's is in the top 5 % of schools in the UK and the top comprehensive school in Birmingham. In 2016 GCSE 88% A*-C including English and Maths and progress was 0.51, the second highest in the whole of Birmingham, including Grammar Schools.

This is a new post as the number of girls studying A Level Science has significantly increased in the last three years. The successful candidate will be responsible for continuing: excellent recruitment to A Level Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), for coordinating the monitoring of pupil progress and putting in place appropriate interventions to ensure outstanding pupil progress and outcomes

The successful applicant will be

  • Responsible for the leadership of A level Science

Must have:

  • Track record of outstanding A level teaching outcomes with positive value added e.g. ALPS-Red
  • Consistent record of outstanding teaching and learning
  • Experience of successfully planning, resourcing and delivering at least one Science at A Level
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team of specialist Biology, Chemistry and Physics A Level teachers
  • Ability to monitor and effectively track pupil progress and put in place appropriate and timely interventions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with pupils, staff and parents
  • Ability to inspire a love of Science
  • Ability to motivate and inspire pupil self-confidence
  • A positive can do attitude to help pupils overcome any barriers to learning

We offer:

  • An established and comprehensive induction programme
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management - excellent CPD and leadership development at all levels
  • Outstanding exam results
  • A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded
  • A working environment focused on Teaching and Learning and raising standards for all
  • A positive and stimulating school climate which values the contribution of all staff

If you have the passion and drive to contribute to the future development of A Level Science at St Paul’s School for Girls, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: 3 July 2017
Interviews: 5 July 2017

For further details please ring for an application pack or download one from our website.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

St Paul's School for Girls,
Vernon Road,
B16 9SL,
Tel: 0121 454 0895,

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More about St Paul's School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Vernon Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9SL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 454 0895
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