Director of Learning for Science, Saltney

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St David's High SchoolSaltney

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS +TLR 2C £6,515
Contract term: Permanent


This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the Science Learning Area in a forward thinking and successful comprehensive school with around 400 students. We are one of the most improved schools in Flintshire this year, as well as being in the top 25% of schools for GCSE performance.  St. David’s High School is a non-selective 11-16 comprehensive school situated just ten minutes from the centre of the beautiful city of Chester.  Many of our staff travel from the Wirral, Chester and North Wales.  

We are looking for an outstanding Director of Learning for Science with a commitment to academic excellence and helping every child succeed, who will be responsible for leading teaching and learning in this subject. This is perfect opportunity for an ambitious practitioner who is ready to progress their career into a leadership position or for an experienced colleague who would like to take on a new challenge.  Our teachers are highly effective at diagnosing individual students’ strengths and weaknesses and targeted intervention, rooted in data analysis. 

 The new Director of Learning for Science will be fully supported by a Senior Assistant Head Teacher (also a Science specialist). There will be plenty of scope for you to develop your leadership skills at a really exciting time for the school, including an opportunity to join the Senior Leadership Team in an associate capacity in the future. 

The ideal candidate will: 

· have experience of teaching at an outstanding level

· have demonstrable evidence of raising attainment 

· have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of students

· possess a strong desire to develop an outstanding learning area by creating a culture where learning is greatly valued by all 

Visits to the school

We warmly welcome and encourage visits to St. David’s High School. Should you wish to take up this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s PA, Michelle Harvey: 

Applying for the post

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity at St. David’s, please download the application pack and then complete the Flintshire application form and attach a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4) outlining your skills and experience and what you would bring to the role of Director of Learning at St. David’s High School.  

Key Dates 

Deadline for applications: Thursday 15th March 2018, no later than 11:00am. 

Shortlisting: Friday 16th March 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 21st March 2018 

Job location

More about St David's High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: St. Davids Terrace, Saltney, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 0AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244 671583