Director of Science, Sunderland

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Hetton SchoolSunderland

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10-14
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required for September 2020, we seek to appoint a director of Science and Senior Leader who will bring drive, ambition and proven expertise to oversee the faculty’s rapid progress. The faculty is fully staffed and the role would involve overseeing the Faculty Leader and Assistant Subject Leader in their roles. 

The Senior Leader part of the role would see responsibilities at a whole school level and full involvement in the Senior Leadership Team. It is expected that within two years from September 2020, the subject will be delivering a good quality of education (including outcomes) for students and that progression into more whole school responsibilities will be possible. Therefore, this position would suit someone with a strong Science teaching background, who is ambitious for whole school influence.

Applications will be considered from excellent classroom practitioners able to teach both KS3 and KS4 Science immediately from September. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of subject leadership.

Hetton School is an expanding 11-16 mixed comprehensive school on the southeast outskirts of Sunderland and close to Durham. The school is a vibrant community, rich in extra-curricular experiences, including Cricket, Girl’s Football and Rugby Academies. Judged ‘Requires Improvement’ in its last inspection in January 2018, the school has made huge strides in the last two years. The school is part of the ONE Vision initiative and this is helping the rapid progress. The school moved into a brand new building in September 2016 resulting in excellent facilities for the subject area.

As a school, we believe in cultivating a growth mindset in young people. By developing their resilience, love of learning and by finding inspiration in the success of others, they learn to embrace challenge and aspire to successful careers in a wide variety of areas. We promise you high challenge and support, genuine teamwork and responsibility. Hetton School is an attractive proposition for someone wishing to come and make their mark and to join our rapid journey of improvement.

The school is open to applicants from highly qualified and committed individuals, including those seeking flexible working arrangements.

Closing Date: 9.00am, Friday 27th March 2020



More about Hetton School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: North Road, Hetton-le-hole, Houghton le Spring, Tyne And Wear, DH5 9JZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 191 5536756
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Introduction

Thank you for your interest in Hetton School. Our school is characterised by our well-presented, polite and co-operative students and a dedicated and professional staff. The school has a well-founded reputation and a long history with it...