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Head of Chemistry

Sedgefield Community CollegeDurham, County

Head of Chemistry
Sedgefield Community College
Hawthorn Road
TS21 3DD

MPS/UPS Plus additional annual payment of £4784 FTE (equivalent to TLR2b)
Full Time

The Trustees are seeking to appoint a Head of Chemistry for Sedgefield Community College with effect from September 2021

Would you like to progress your career in a school judged by OFSTED as ‘outstanding’ and named as the North East State Secondary School of the Decade by the Sunday Times, a school where both student achievement and attitudes to learning are amongst the best in the entire North East and Cumbria region? Would you like to develop your practice in a fantastic, recently built school, with its own dedicated Teaching and Learning centre for the sole purpose of promoting excellence in teaching? Would you also like to work in a school that has been designated as one of the twenty-two lead schools in the country in the DfE Behaviour Hubs programme? If the answer to each of these questions is ‘yes’ then Sedgefield Community College could be right for you.

Following the promotion of the existing post-holder, we welcome applicants with recent experience of successful delivery of science up to GCSE, particularly chemistry. Although some experience of leadership within science would be beneficial, exceptional candidates who are relatively new to the profession will be considered.

Our Science department has, for some time, been one of the very highest achieving across the entire Northeast region. This success being built upon a foundation of high-quality teaching and outstanding leadership. The Science teaching team is made up of excellent teachers who are highly supportive of one another and whose skill and enthusiasm for their subject has resulted in outstanding student outcomes, exemplary student engagement and a tangible shared aspiration to ensure that students achieve the highest possible grades. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to progress their career in an outstanding and supportive Science faculty under the guidance of an outstanding Subject Leader.

If you are someone who has the ability to engage and enthuse students, coupled with the drive and commitment required to be a truly outstanding teacher, then we would like to hear from you.

Laidlaw Schools Trust is a growing multi academy trust in the North East of England, serving children and families in Sedgefield, the west of Newcastle and in Pennywell, Sunderland. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that as a learning organisation we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Penny Walmsley, Headteacher’s P.A.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 21st May 2021
Candidates who have not been contacted by Friday 28th May 2021 may assume they have been unsuccessful.
Interviews will take place: To be confirmed
Applications should be returned to:
Please note that we do not accept CV’s.

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.

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