Head of Science, Alfreton

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David Nieper AcademyAlfreton

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job description - Head of Science

The Science Faculty currently comprises of science across Key stage 3 with AQA Triple Science or Combined (Trilogy) Science GCSE offered to all students in Key stage 4. We are keen to increase the numbers of students taking Triple science. We currently have four teachers of Science. As our academy continues to grow we will be looking to increase the number of specialist teachers and review our faculty structure. 

General role responsibilities – Head of Faculty

Working with the Assistant Head – Curriculum and Data

· Effective leadership and management all aspects of the Science Faculty, allowing every student to thrive academically and socially

· To have a thorough understanding of the Science curriculum and to provide ongoing curriculum support to science teachers

· To act as a role model for all faculty staff, providing ongoing support, training and challenge

· To quality assure all aspects of the faculty provision acting on the findings

· To have a continuous oversight of the academic progress and behaviour of all students within the faculty working at all times to the achievement of outstanding student progress and attainment

· To monitor and evaluate learner experience and quality of teaching in the faculty.

Specific responsibilities

Leadership and management 

· To take an oversight of the STEM activities across the academy in conjunction with the Heads of Technology and Maths 

· Write a faculty development plan, set teaching and academic targets and embed a meaningful monitoring and review process 

· Act as a performance manager discussing, agreeing and reviewing targets with staff

· Participate in recruitment and selection activities 

· Assist in the professional development of teachers 

· Supervise and support beginner teachers, including Schools Direct trainees and NQTs

· Prepare and present information for the faculty for governor reports, as required

· Develop strong employer partnerships 

· Manage the faculty budget to ensure value for money and impact on teaching, learning and attainment 

· Maintain regular and productive communication with students, parents, colleagues and partners 

Teaching, Learning and Assessment 

· Develop all teachers within the faculty to ensure teaching is consistently good and outstanding

· Direct and supervise the work of the science technician to ensure value for money and highly effective provision 

· Direct and supervise the work of teaching assistants to ensure value for money and highly effective provision 

· Quality assure the teaching, learning and assessment across the faculty

· Provide content for and where necessary deliver high quality student interventions

· Ensure that all tracking and reporting data is completed in a timely manner

· Moderate and quality assure all tracking and reporting data

· Analyse ongoing tracking data preparing appropriate summary reports


· Develop and implement schemes of work for all Key Stages that inspire, challenge and enable students to make progress and achieve highly 

· Analyse progress and attainment data to make data-driven changes to curriculum design, and student interventions 

· Develop the use of ICT in the faculty to ensure students’ IT knowledge and skills are developed in a relevant and effective manner 

· Design, set and quality assure regular, meaningful and measurable assessments and homework for students

· Maintain accurate student data that can be used to make teaching more effective 

· Produce and contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individuals and groups of students 

Personal characteristics:

1. Outstanding classroom practitioner

2. Hardworking

3. Enthusiastic

4. Resilient

5. Ability to inspire and lead others

6. A strong team player

7. Solution focused, looking for positive outcomes

Good sense of humour 

Job location

More about David Nieper Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Grange Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1773 832331
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