Director of Faculty - Science, Hounslow

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Kingsley AcademyHounslow

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Start date: Easter or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L7 – L10 (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required for Easter or September 2020

Leadership Scale L7 – L10 (Outer London)

Inspire their remarkable with us

At Kingsley Academy, we are seeking an exceptional Director of Faculty, to lead our thriving Science Faculty. Serving a rich, diverse and ambitious community, we are located in the heart of Hounslow in West London, just next to Hounslow East tube station with excellent transport links to Central London. 

Since opening as an academy in April 2013, our school has struggled to realise its potential, with two successive judgements of Requires Improvement by Ofsted. However with the arrival of our new Headteacher in February 2019, our school has really changed for the better. With a highly visible Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team and a centralised behaviour policy, characterised by high standards and no excuses, Kingsley has been transformed into a calm and orderly environment for learning. Ofsted visited our school in October 2019, and agreed, judging Kingsley to be ‘Good’ in all areas. 

An absolute strength of our school are our students. Visitors to our school without exception comment on our students’ terrific attitudes and thirst for learning. They are overwhelmingly polite, respectful, considerate and eager to learn. Low level disruption is rare and our students are committed to their learning. What they need are great teachers, who can unlock their potential. 

Our aim is to establish Kingsley as ‘A school at the heart of our community, developing knowledge, ambition and kindness to prepare students for success at university and the world beyond’. We are passionate about achieving social justice for our students and believe firmly that it should not be about where you come from that determines how successful you are in life. 

The Science Faculty offers courses from KS3 to KS5 and needs a strong leader to focus on the core essentials, drive forward teaching and learning standards, review the curriculum and build a strong faculty which enables our students to fall in love with Science.

Our ‘Kingsley DNA’ runs through the fabric of our school. These are our guiding set of principles which determine our actions and behaviours at all levels, from students to staff to senior leaders. 

Walk the talk – We role model the high standards that we expect of others

High expectations – We do not lower our expectations of anybody and strive to be remarkable

No excuses – We believe firmly that all can achieve, no matter their starting point and that success is achieved through hard work

Outstanding learning – We believe in the transformative power of education and know that excellent teaching and learning is our core purpose, put simply ‘the main business is the main business’

We are now seeking to appoint a passionate Director of Faculty for Science who is:

  • An excellent teacher
  • A passionate Scientist
  • Leads with integrity and is solution focused
  • Believes in the value and benefit of a knowledge rich curriculum
  • Hard working and solution focused
  • A team player and has a sense of humour
  • Believes passionately in the transformative power of education to change students lives

In exchange, we can offer you:

  • A happy and harmonious school community, where staff are valued and respected
  • A two week October half term break
  • A centralised behaviour system - no detentions, no negative phone calls home!
  • A sensible approach to meetings - if they don’t need to happen, we don’t have them..
  • A dedicated staff wellbeing co-ordinator and working party 
  • A centralised approach to planning, to ensure that we are all sharing our resources and minimising workload
  • A strong professional learning offer, with pathways to NPQSL 
  • A teaching Headteacher and Senior Team who walk the talk and are approachable, visible and proactive
  • An epic Christmas Party and Summer Barbeque!

If this sounds like a good fit, then we encourage you to apply for this important role.

Visits to the school or conversations about the role with the Headteacher, are warmly welcomed. If you would like to organise this, then contact PA to the Headteacher, Julie Traynor jtraynor@kingsleyacademy.org

This post is to commence from Easter or September 2020.

Closing date: Friday 14 February 2020

Interview date: Week beginning 24th of February 2020

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s.  Find your remarkable, apply today by clicking the 'Quick Apply' button.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cecil Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1AX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8572 4461
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