Director of Learning: Science & STEM, Oxfordshire

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Heyford Park Free SchoolOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £46,457 - £51,311 per year (L6 to L10)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Role: Director of Learning: Science and STEM

Salary: L6- 10

Start date: September 2020

Hours of work: Full time

“We aim to know every one of our students well, providing an environment that allows them to achieve what they are truly capable of… promoting both academic progress and a ‘can do’ attitude.”

Our all-through Free School opened in September 2013; we are oversubscribed and experiencing rapid growth in both the Primary and Secondary phases. Our fantastic heritage site has been fully refurbished and provides a unique learning environment. Small year groups enable us to know every child well and personalise their learning. We are forward-thinking, with the freedom to shape our school curriculum in response to the needs of the local community and businesses. 

Director of Learning: Science and STEM

As a leader in a core area, this is a unique opportunity to bring your vision of best practice in science teaching and develop innovative practice in our stem offer for all students.

We expect you to deliver consistently high quality teaching and we have a ‘no excuses’ culture. Together we take steps to ensure no child is left behind in their learning. Science and stem are central to the vision for the school.  

Most important is your attitude and approach. You will be:

• able to motivate students and inspire a love for the sciences

• committed to leading your team to inspire students through the sciences and stem

• keen to use new technologies and develop a vision for learning in the 21st Century

• committed to securing outstanding outcomes for all students in your care

• willing to play an active part in developing post 16 provision 

As a growing school we offer outstanding opportunities for development and further promotion. We are a strategic partner of the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance.

Closing Date: Wednesday 22nd April at 12 noon

Interviews will be arranged directly with candidates.

Applications must be made using the Heyford Park Free School Application Form, which should be submitted along with an Equal Opportunities Statement.

Please note that we advise applying promptly as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

To discuss this role or book a visit please contact Miss Vicky Wallington, Associate Principal, on 01869 232203 or email

Heyford Park Free School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory checks prior to and throughout the duration of employment. All checks are mandatory and must be completed to the satisfaction of the Trust before a conditional offer of employment is confirmed.

More about Heyford Park Free School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: 52 Camp Road, Heyford Park, Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 5HD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1869 232 203
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