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Head of Chemistry

Tes Schools RecruitmentSouthwark

Head of Chemistry.

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive Secondary Academy, based in Southwark. The school is looking to add a Head of Chemistry to their progressive and supportive Science Department ideally starting in ASAP.

The role will include managing the delivery of Chemistry at KS3, GCSE and A-level across year groups 7 to 13. You will lead your department to enhance provision and will get the chance to lead on exciting project work throughout the year. Project work may include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. However, as Head of Department you will have full autonomy to ensure your department meets targets and exceeds needs of our learners. You will lead by example, supporting and empowering your department’s teachers, staff and pupils to achieve to the best of their ability.

The Head of Department will also line manage the Chemistry department, supporting the SLT link and Headteacher to ensure the department achieve to its maximum potential.

“The Academy is a small school made up of 600 scholars. We consider ourselves to be members of a family, who work together to ensure the success of all our children.

Our staff are deeply committed to the culture and ethos of the school. We leave no child behind and work relentlessly to enable all to fulfil their potential. We want our teaching staff to be fully equipped to meet the needs of all scholars and so we provide outstanding training for all teaching staff with over two hours of specialist teacher training per week built into the school day on top of ten inset days per year. Staff are constantly being developed through coaching and mentoring. If you want to become an outstanding practitioner and /or are looking to work somewhere in which your skills as a teacher are recognised, celebrated and nurtured.

We are a Church of England academy whose only admission criteria is on distance, we welcome students of all faiths and none and we expect all members of staff to support and uphold the moral ethos of our academy.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Head of Chemistry with a commitment to academic excellence and helping every child succeed. Working as part of a small team, you will play an important part in developing the new academy’s Science provision. You will plan and deliver high-quality lessons and be committed to achieving excellent results for their students, instilling in them a love for the subject and a desire to learn."

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;

• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQSL and MA in Educational Leadership

• progression support throughout the school and wider group

• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• the chance to take on further responsibility such as Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• a relevant Chemistry Degree or a related subject

• experience of delivering Chemistry up to GCSE and A-level pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• experience managing a department: specifically people and financial management

• a love and passion for education.

Please include REF: 1390313 in the email subject line.

Tes Recruitment Services (UK) represent Schools and Academies across the Globe, supporting them to secure a great teacher / leader for every role. If you have an up to date CV on Tes.com you can apply with one easy click! Click ‘Quick Apply’ to apply for this role today!

To learn more about this role please email tom.nutley@tes.com for an information pack which includes school name, role specifics and context.

Please feel free to call Tom Nutley on 0776 700 1965 or drop an email to tom.nutley@tes.com for further information. REF: 1390313

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