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Head of Chemistry

Nicholas Breakspear Catholic SchoolHertfordshire

Nicholas Breakspear is a vibrant, nurturing and ambitious school. Situated on the outskirts of St Albans the school benefits from large spacious grounds and close links to London. This role provides an excellent opportunity for someone to join a school which values inclusivity and kindness and which allows children to flourish and grow in confidence. The 2019 GCSE results place the school in the top 10% of schools nationally.

We are looking to appoint as Head of Chemistry an outstanding teacher, who is passionate and knowledgeable about their subject.  The successful applicant would join a committed, collaborative and friendly team. Over the last few years the Science department at Nicholas Breakspear has seen a significant improvement in exam results which has led to it becoming the most popular department at A Level within the school. In 2019 over 60% of students achieved grades 7+ in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, whilst at A Level, results in all three Sciences put the school in the top 25% of schools nationally for student progress.  The post would be ideal for someone who is in their second or third year teaching and is looking for their first leadership position.

Nicholas Breakspear is a member of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust. We work together with the other schools in the trust to share best practice and to promote the development of staff and students. DOWAT is recognised as one of the top 10 academy trusts in the country.

Nicholas Breaskpear is a Catholic school and we place great emphasis on the gospel values of Truth, Justice, Peace and Love. This is reflected in the excellent conduct and behavior of our students and the appreciation of the role they have in serving their school and the wider community. Our staff reflect the diverse backgrounds of our students and we welcome all applicants irrespective of faith.

We welcome visits from prospective staff.  If you would like an informal conversation about the post before applying, please contact Mrs Liz Hunt, Head of Science at HuntL@nbs.herts.sch.uk.

Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School is committed to safeguarding, actively promoting British values and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to the development of community cohesion and the prevention of extremism and radicalisation.  All staff will be required to have an enhanced DBS Check.  All staff are required to have the ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of young children.

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