Head of Faculty for Science, Fowey, Cornwall

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Fowey River AcademyFowey, Cornwall
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Range to Upper Pay Range (dependent on skills and experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

New opportunities at Fowey River Academy


New opportunities at Fowey River Academy

Head of Faculty: Science

MPS/UPS + Allowance £4000 (a leadership contract - up to an L5 - may be available for a suitably experienced candidate)

Start date: September 2018

We need someone exceptional. You will be passionate, people orientated and entirely credible. You will already have had some form of middle management experience, and you will be eager and ready to turn our department into an area of excellence. There are green shoots emerging, and a mastery curriculum is beginning to take hold, but there is a now a real need to accelerate the regeneration of this subject area into something exciting and creative. 

The Science department consists of a suite of seven labs and an additional classroom as a dedicated IT suite. We have five full-time science specialists all have a passion for their subject and good subject knowledge. This is a new role, and you will be an additional teacher. We also have a full time, very knowledgeable science technician. The team have developed skills in data handling, and this is beginning to have an impact regarding raising standards. The team are in the process of devising a mastery curriculum, use PIXL resources and interventions extensively in planning and delivery, and they are actively involved in CREST and STEAM initiatives. 

There are strong external links and partnerships with businesses to enhance delivery of the curriculum plus many natural resources right on our doorstep. We teach AQA Separate Sciences and AQA Combined Science (Trilogy).

We offer the following additional benefits: 

• a recruitment/retention package for suitable candidates

• As a new member of staff, you will receive extra ring-fenced time in your first year to learn new skills and pedagogical approaches which you can then apply or, in the case of Lead Practitioners/ SLEs, time for you to coach and develop others. 

• You will be allocated a professional mentor who will be dedicated to inducting you and then helping you grow. They will assist you to build a portfolio with career progression in mind. When you are ready, you will have opportunities to lead projects on pedagogy, curriculum design and innovation. 

• You will have free access to the academy's Sports Hub, fitness suite, classes and programmes. 

• You will receive a MacBook Pro and an iPad to help you plan your lessons and develop and deliver professional resources and presentations.

For further information and to apply, please download the relevant application pack from our website: www.foweyriveracademy.org.uk or our Trust’s website: ALAT (Adventure learning Academies Trust) www.alat.org.uk. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

If you require an alternative format, you can contact Ali Honey ali@neopeople.net

Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 23rd April 2018

Fowey River Academy is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to satisfactory receipt of all statutory requirements in line with safer recruitment, inclusive of an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Fowey River Academy
Address: Windmill, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1HE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1726 833484