Director of Science, Bexley

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Welling SchoolBexley

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Start date: 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 8-11 (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

From January 2020


Deadline for applications 12pm on Monday 14 October, interviews will be held 16-17 October


Welling, Kent (Borough of Bexley)

Just outside of Central London, excellent rail links of 25 minutes journey time


Leadership Pay Scale 8-11 (Outer London)

Contract Type:

Full Time

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The Governors are seeking to appoint a Director of Science to support the leadership of Science on a permanent contract from January 1st 2020. 

We are seeking a person who has experience of being a successful middle leader, but who wishes to take the first rung on the ladder to senior leadership.  The successful candidate will lead on developing the Science Faculty and raising achievement across the school.  In addition to this role you will also be able to lead on a new initiative for the school by creating, implementing and developing a programme that is designed to meet the needs of our fastest growing group within our cohort, the most able.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious team.  The successful candidate will teach across the full age and ability range up to A level. 

We adopt an innovative approach to teaching science.  In Years 7 and 8, alongside science lessons, students follow a SciArt course where they undertake aspects of the science curriculum through the medium of art.  In Year 9, all students have separate lessons in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and at Key Stage 4 we offer GCSE’s in core and additional science as well as the separate sciences as an option.  Our Key Stage 5 provision is expanding as the school’s sixth form grows.  

If you are interested in working in a creative and supportive faculty, with colleagues who have a vision of outstanding teaching and learning and a passion to inspire every student, we would like to hear from you.  Welling School, located in the Borough of Bexley, is an 11-18, mixed Academy with a Visual Arts Specialism. The school was completely redesigned and rebuilt in 2005 and became an Academy in 2011. In 2010 Welling School was in the top 100 most improved schools in the country, and as such is an ambitious school.  See our website for further information about the school

Informal discussions and/or visits are actively encouraged.  To arrange a visit or discuss the post, please contact Matthew Barrett, Director of Business on 020 8304 8531 or email  The job description and person specification can be downloaded below.

Welling school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

More about Welling School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Elsa Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1LB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8304 8531
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Thank you for taking the time to consider applying for the post advertised at Welling School.  The successful candidate for this post will be a teacher who can take their love of teaching and use it to inspire and motivate students to achieve or...