Director of Science Faculty, Lancashire

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Burscough Priory AcademyLancashire
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPR + TLR £9,663
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Full-time – Permanent 

Pay Scale: MPS / UPR + TLR £9,663

Closing Date: Monday 20th May 2019 at noon

Interview Date: Friday 24th May 2019

Start Date: September 2019 

We are looking to appoint an experienced Director of Science to lead an established and dedicated team of specialist science teachers who actively support each other to ensure that we all thrive, staff and students alike. 

Burscough Priory Academy is undergoing a transformation, having joined Endeavour Learning Trust on September 1st 2018. Already we have found Burscough Priory students to be hard working, willing and enthusiastic and keen to work with their teachers and support staff to get the very best out of their school days. In addition, the team of staff currently in place are completely committed to the rapid and sustainable improvements currently taking place, firmly rooted in the existing good practice already evident in other schools in Endeavour Learning Trust. This is a school that is going places.

For our staff, we are firmly committed to ensuring this is a job that can be enjoyed, where everyone can flourish. We pay close attention to work/life balance and, across the trust; we are developing strategies that take a common sense approach to those aspects of the role that could become an unnecessary burden on workload such as feedback and marking and centralised detentions. We have a strong, consistent behaviour policy where staff are fully supported in their teaching and students understand the consequences of their actions.

Our Directors of Faculty work closely together and with the Trust Executive Team and Senior Leaders as part of the Strategic Planning Team to develop, monitor and refine all aspects of school life, both in policy and practice. 

In our schools we have a relentless focus on excellence, high standards of behaviour but with the pragmatic emphasis on the balance between challenge and support, high expectation and nurture. And this counts for students and staff, teaching and non-teaching, so that our schools develop a family ethos, where everyone wants the best for everyone else.

In our team, therefore, our teachers are committed to continuously improving the classroom experience of our students with a genuine desire to improve the life chances of our young people. 

If you think this sounds like a place you would like to develop your career and continue your leadership journey, then complete our online application form. We welcome prospective candidates to contact the school for a tour prior to the final application please contact Mrs V Clarke, PA to Head of School, at  to organise a tour.

As part of the recruitment day you will be asked to teach a 45 minute lesson to a Year 9 mixed attainment class on a topic of your choice. During the interview you will give a 10 minute presentation on your vision for the role of Director of Science Faculty.

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

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More about Burscough Priory Academy
Address: Trevor Road, Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 7RZ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1704 893 259