Head of Science, Camden

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

William Ellis SchoolCamden

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London payscales
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

William Ellis School is a boys’ school 11 to 16 with a coeducational sixth form, part of the LaSWAP sixth-form consortium, in the London Borough of Camden. We are on an attractive site next to Hampstead Heath with excellent access to Central London.  Our school population reflects the rich social and cultural diversity in Camden.

“William Ellis School provides pupils with a rounded education that develops them into confident young men. Social inclusion is at the heart of the school’s ethos and culture. The school makes good efforts to nurture all pupils, regardless of their background. Pupils follow an academic curriculum that provides them with a good breadth and depth of knowledge. This serves them well for the next stages in their lives. Lessons are rich in subject content.” Ofsted 2017

Applications are invited for September 2019 for the post of: 

Head of Science – L8 - L12 (£55,060 - £59,972)

We seek an enthusiastic Head of Science, to lead the teaching of the sciences at all key stages. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to engage and inspire the large team of Science specialists in the school. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm, vision, resilience, excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to the aims and values of William Ellis School. Supporting first class curriculum design and pedagogy at Key Stage 3 would be a key part of this role.

You would join a team of well-qualified and established teachers of Biology, Chemistry and Physics who are highly ambitious for our students. Teaching across the team is excellent demonstrated through student outcomes and high take-up of the separate sciences at GCSE and A Level.  Science subjects are very strongly supported by the Headteacher, Leadership Team and Governing Body.

The school currently teaches Combined Science to all students other than those who opt for separate sciences to GCSE Level. As far as possible we facilitate the teaching of the individual sciences at Key Stage 4 by subject specialists. As well as teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics to A level, the school has established a strong Level 3 BTEC Science course, highly popular within the LaSWAP consortium. 

The successful candidate will be:

• an outstanding teacher with excellent subject knowledge and a track record of securing excellent student progress from all starting points;

• confidently able to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics to GCSE level. An external candidate must be able to lead and teach Biology up to A Level. The ability to build curriculum cohesion between Science and PE would be an advantage. 

• an inspirational and collaborative leader with the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of young people, and to work effectively with and through others;

• a caring and principled professional committed to social equity.

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of students and the local community, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date – Monday 25th March 2019 at 9.00am

Interview date – Thursday 28th March 2019

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. We would therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

William Ellis School is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and therefore expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, all appointments are subject to DBS checks and excellent references.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Highgate Road, London, NW5 1RN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 267 9346
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