Head of Department Science, Blackpool

Closing date:Expiring soon

Blackpool Sixth Form CollegeBlackpool

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary will be dependant on years of teaching experience based upon the 6th Form College’s pay scale , this position will also receive a responsibility allowance. The responsibility allowance scale may be adjusted and increased for an outstanding candidate.
Contract term: Permanent

You’ve the vision to deliver exceptional science provision that engages and inspires every student to excel. Then join the team here at Blackpool Sixth – and enjoy all the freedom, scope and support you need to put that vision to work.

Great things are happening in our science department right now. But we need your fresh perspective and exciting new ideas to take the development to the next level. Key to your success will be your ability to lead a team to provide an excellent learning experience for students across all subjects. As well as the core A Level courses in biology, chemistry and physics, these include BTEC programmes in Applied Science and Engineering. We also work closely with the Ogden Trust and are beginning an exciting project with the Institute of Physics.

You’ll be taking your career to the next level too as you drive initiatives to share best practice, enhance student success and develop the performance of your team. It’s your opportunity to shape the direction of science teaching – and inspire everyone around you to excel within a collaborative and supportive culture. Experience of teaching and developing curricula in a science subject is a must.  Being an outstanding teacher yourself is more important than post-16 experience.

With a dedicated, high-performing teaching team and state-of-the-art facilities, we’re proud to be rated Outstanding by Ofsted. As the first sixth form college to be awarded Teaching School status, we have also been recognised as a Mathematics Lead Teaching School, supported by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Our Teaching School has OFSTED outstanding School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provision and is a national benchmark for ITT and our Academy Trust comprises of four secondary and four primary schools, so you may also have the opportunity to influence local science teaching as we support local teaching developments.

With your track record in developing and improving curricula, you’ll have plenty of scope to lead new initiatives and secure quality improvements. We will value your innovative thinking and fresh ideas for sharing best practice, enhancing student success and developing the performance of your team.

You will have the opportunity to share good practice and play your part in shaping the future of the curriculum. In other words, this is your chance to help us maintain excellent teaching and learning and continue to be an outstanding provider of education across the Fylde coast.

We are in an exceptional location on the Lancashire border, not far from the Ribble Valley, Lake District and stunning Fylde coast. The vibrant cities of Manchester and Liverpool are both within easy reach.  

Salary will be dependant on years of teaching experience based upon the 6th Form College’s pay scale , this position will also receive a responsibility allowance. The responsibility allowance scale may be adjusted and increased for an outstanding candidate. 

To find out more and apply, please visit http://jobs.blackpoolsixth.ac.uk/, please note we will only be accepting online applications for this vacancy which must be submitted via our website. 

Closing date: 25th January 2018 9am  

Interviews: 31st January 2018

Unfortunately, due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we can only contact you again if you have been selected for interview. Whatever the outcome of your application, thank you very much for the interest shown in working at The Blackpool Sixth Form College.

Blackpool Sixth is fully committed to equality of opportunity for all and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the college’s commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

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Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7LR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1253 394911
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We are a high-achieving sixth form, giving our students an excellent springboard to success. We educate the whole student, providing all with excellent teaching and opportunities for growth and personal development. We are recognised by Ofsted as an ...