Head of Science, Brighton

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King's SchoolBrighton

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

Head of Science

Contract: Full time and permanent 

Salary: Main Scale/UPS +TLR 1a

Start date: September 2018

Application closing date: 7th March 2018- midday 

Are you a passionate, high-performing Head of Science or Science Teacher who is looking for a new challenge? King’s School is currently recruiting for a Head of Science with QTS to lead and manage our outstanding Science department. If you are an outstanding classroom practitioner with a passion for student learning, and you want to be part of our growing and thriving school, we look forward to receiving your application. 

King’s School is an ecumenical Christian School in the Diocese of Chichester, affiliated to the Church of England. The school opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013 and there are currently approximately 500 students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 with a team of over 45 teachers and support staff. In August 2019 we will move onto our new permanent site in West Blatchington. We will be occupying a three-storey new build which will have fully equipped, state of the art, science laboratories and prep rooms. Following this move, our PAN will increase to 150 per year group. 

Our aim is to provide a high quality education in a caring Christian environment in which every student is known and cared for. We are committed to outstanding academic performance and to fostering a love of learning. Our work and relationships are based upon the four core Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Respect and Responsibility and through these we encourage and support every student and member of staff to be the best that they can be.

What are we looking for?

  • Subject passion
  • An ability to motivate, inspire and successfully manage others
  • Commitment to whole child education and equality of opportunity
  • Data analysis and benchmarking skills

Please see the attached job description for a full profile of the role.

Why join King’s School?

  • Enthusiastic, committed and supportive staff team and SLT
  • Range of opportunities for professional development
  • Opportunity to steer a growing department through our move to a new, purpose built permanent site for September 2019
  • Excellent support through our sponsor - the Russell Education Trust
  • Close proximity to the vibrant city of Brighton

The closing date for applications is 28th March at midday. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for interview shortly after close of applications. If you would like an informal conversation about this role, or to visit King’s School, please contact Eleanor Edwards on 01273 840004 or email vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete and return our application form, available from this site or visit our website. Completed applications should be sent to vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk by noon on the closing date. Please note that we can only accept applications made via the school's application form- applications made by c.v. or on another form will not be considered. 

We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process. Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post.

King’s School is a Free School which takes funding from the department for Education and operates as any other state school. Our sponsor is the Russell Education Trust which is an organisation staffed solely by Educational Professionals (and not by private business). 

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More about King's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: High Street, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2PG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 840004
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