Head of Department - Science, Chiswick, London

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Chiswick SchoolChiswick, London

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale - Upper Pay Spine plus TLR 1
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious Head of Science to join us in September 2020.

Chiswick School is an 11 - 19 mixed stand alone Academy of approx. 1200 pupils including a large successful 6th Form. The school is situated in a pleasant and accessible suburb of West London with easy train and tube access into Inner London/or out of London.   

Our school is now full of well-behaved students who are eager to learn. Teachers are free to teach without disruption and enjoy positive relationships with the students. We have a knowledge rich curriculum and focus on using cognitive science to support students learning. An extensive teacher development programme supports teachers' practice and pedagogy whatever stage of their career.  In a recent survey of nearly 95% of staff - 98% said that their wellbeing and workload was at the forefront of leaders' planning.

The school had a full OFSTED inspection in February 2020 and our report will be published shortly. 

Benefits go beyond pay with a possibility of accommodation on site, staff sports and gym facilities freely available, a thriving community spirit and social scene, childcare vouchers and free parking, and all in the context of a stand alone academy in the beautiful west London suburb of Grove Park, next to Chiswick House Park and the River Thames.

We welcome visits from potential candidates and to arrange this or to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Director of HR, Andrea Ramsay on 0208 747 6659. Please apply via the TES application process. 

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Chiswick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check that is satisfactory to us is a condition of employment.

Closing date: 24 February 2020

Interview date: tbc



More about Chiswick School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London, W4 3UN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 87470031
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Chiswick School is a mixed 11-18 school that is truly comprehensive in its nature.   

Our vision is that we do whatever it takes to ensure every student achieves their full potential. Over the last year we have made rapid progress in our cl...