Head of KS3 Science, North Yorkshire

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Risedale Sports & Community CollegeNorth Yorkshire

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Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale (Upper Pay Scale will be considered) £23,720 - £39,406 plus TLR2
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Science practitioner to join a growing and increasingly successful team delivering science to the young people of Catterick.


Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to shape the Science and STEM provision at a growing and innovative secondary school? We are looking for someone with drive and ambition who will plan and deliver an exciting, engaging and challenging curriculum fit for learners in the 21st century. You will take charge of KS3 Science and whole school STEM to ensure that the world of Science has a growing relevance to our young people. We want a passionate person who believes that the Science changes the world on a daily basis.  The successful candidate will be a highly dynamic individual who consistently delivers innovative teaching and has a proven track record of outstanding progress in external examinations.


Risedale Sports & Community College science department is committed to excellence in teaching and prides itself in a forward thinking, innovative and creative approach. We pride ourselves on putting the students at the centre of all we do, from creating an engaging, positive, welcoming environment to exploring cutting edge pedagogy.


At KS4 students follow the AQA trilogy or separate science specification. We are committed to developing an investigative approach to learning, with engaging lessons that offer challenge to all. At KS3 we have used the end of levels as an opportunity to introduce a mastery learning approach.  This has enabled us to refocus the students away from reductive number labels to a genuine pursuit of skills and understanding.


The successful candidate will be open to new ideas and committed to the philosophy of the team. The profession requires resilience, hard work, adaptability and a sense of humour. The college offers all employees bespoke training and support; a highly cohesive and supportive staff team; outstanding CPD including up to date individualised action research; the opportunity to develop skills and interest through extra-curricular clubs and a chance to join Risedale at a very important point in the school’s development.


For further details relating to the job and an application form please visit our website http://www.risedale.org.uk/recruitment

Completed forms should be emailed to jobs@risedale.org.uk or alternatively can be posted to Colin Scott, Principal, Risedale Sports & Community College, Hipswell, Catterick Garrison. North Yorkshire DL9 4BD.

PLEASE NOTE: The school will not accept referrals or CVs from supply or employment agencies for this post. Applications must be sent personally by the applicant.

Closing date: 12 a.m. midnight 17th March  2019 

Interviews will take place week commencing 25th March  2019



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hipswell, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 4BD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1748 833501
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