Head of Department Science, Chipping Norton Oxfordshire

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Chipping Norton SchoolChipping Norton Oxfordshire
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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS4 - UPS3 £28,772-£38,633 and TLR1b £9,472
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Chipping Norton School is looking for the right person to take on the role of:  

Head of Department Science 

Permanent post MPS 4/UPS (£28,772 - £38,633) and a TLR1b (£9,472)  

We are seeking an inspirational leader from September 2018 to lead a dedicated and ambitious team within this flourishing rural school. The successful candidate will be skilled in teaching across the whole of the Science curriculum at KS3, KS4 and KS5.  The Head of Department must be experienced in making students feel engaged and motivated, and will successfully continue to improve student outcomes.  This is one of our highest performing departments and results have been consistently good and significantly above national averages.   

The department is well led, lively, vibrant and innovative.  Science personnel aim to deliver Science lessons which capture students’ curiosities, encourage academic rigour and develop a wide-ranging knowledge base.  This permanent post would suit a teacher who: 

• Has a passion for Science; 

• Has high expectations in all areas of their work; 

• Is committed to strong professional development and continuous learning; 

• Will lead and inspire others.  

In return, the successful candidate will: 

• Lead an aspirational and experienced team of teachers; 

• Belong to a school with a strong learning ethos and where every child matters; 

• Have the support of strong colleagues, working within an effective collaborative network.  

If you are interested, please complete a Chipping Norton application form and include a letter (no more than two A4 sides) outlining your reasons for applying and your suitability for the role.  Application forms and details are available  on the school website or from Morag Robinson (01608 649500/office.4010@chipping-norton.oxon.sch.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 May 2018. 

Visits, by arrangement, are warmly welcomed.  

Chipping Norton School and the River Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and obtain any other statutorily required clearance. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.  Chipping Norton School is an equal opportunities employer.



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Address: Burford Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5DY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1608 642007