Head of Biology, Midsomer Norton

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Norton Hill SchoolMidsomer Norton

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Start date: 1st January 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR 2a
Contract term: Permanent

Norton Hill is a high performing and Leading Edge school. It is highly successful and oversubscribed with E Bacc results double the national average and 5 A* – C including English and Maths at 85%. Progress 8 score in 2016 was +0.56 placing Norton Hill in the top 5% of schools in England. Science outcomes at Norton Hill are in the top 15% of schools nationally. Science core, additional and further additional are all above 80% A*-C. 

You will be joining a friendly department with a mutually supportive ethos, and an ideal mixture of youth and experience. This has led to the department being highly successful and well-resourced, allowing teachers to focus on developing their classroom practice. Our priority is improving teaching and learning, with a focus on developing the independence of pupils in their approach to work.

We have a thriving Sixth form with large numbers at AS and A2 in all of the traditional science disciplines, alongside more vocational courses. Currently there are over a 200 students studying a Level 3 Science subject. 

The school serves Midsomer Norton, Radstock and the surrounding rural area where there is an abundance of attractive and affordable housing. The school is on the edge of the Mendips but close to both Bath and Wells.

You will:

· Be committed to exceptional standards of teaching and learning

· Be able to motivate, challenge and inspire students and staff to achieve their best

· Be able to establish and develop outstanding relationships with students and staff

· Help us maintain outstanding results in the Science department

· Contribute to our core vision and values

We can offer you:

· A school with outstanding behaviour and safety for all

· Excellent facilities for teaching and learning 

· Leading Edge professional development to support and improve your leadership skills, in preparation for further promotion

· An emphasis on core traditional values of good manners, high academic achievement, high standards of appearance from our children

Closing date: midday 2nd October 2017

Interviews: W/C 16th October 2017

Norton Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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More about Norton Hill School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Charlton Road, Midsomer Norton, Bath, Somerset, BA3 4AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1761 412557
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