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
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
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,
Tel: 0121 454 0895,