Head of Science, Cheshire

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University Church of England Academy - Ellesmere PortCheshire

Date posted:
Start date: Septemer 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR / UPR + TLR1C (£11,250)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


164 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 6EA

Tel: 0151 350 6000

Principal: Mr Iain Robinson


Permanent, Full Time, MPR / UPR + TLR1C (£11,250)

Required for September 2018

University Church of England Academy is seeking to appoint a Head of Science who will work closely with the Assistant Heads of Science and Senior Leadership, to drive continuing improvements in student progress and Teaching and Learning within science.

As an expert science practitioner, you will act as the professional lead inspiring a passion for science in both teachers and students. You should be innovative and willing to lead on a number of initiatives whilst working as part of a team. Your role as Head of Science will involve developing best practice in Teaching and Learning within the science team. 

The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner who can demonstrate experience of raising attainment in science across all key stages. You will have a proven track record of success in the classroom and demonstrate high aspirations for the future science curriculum across key stages three, four and five.  

You will be a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic individual who is looking for the next step in your career. You will be passionate about Teaching and Learning and developing pedagogical approaches that inspire learners. The ability to be a highly successful team player, in a very busy and fast-paced environment is essential. You will have the capacity and energy to drive improvement, to lead by example and to develop collaboration within the department.

Specialisms in Chemistry or Physics would be favourable but not essential. You should have experience of teaching GCSE and A Level science.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to work closely with leaders to demonstrate their ability to champion the Academy’s development and to be part of a challenging, but rewarding, journey towards improvement. 

University Church of England Academy (UCEA) is one of University of Chester Academies Trust’s (UCAT) secondary academies. We enjoy state of the art facilities, designed to engage and motivate learners.

This is an exciting time to join UCEA and in return we can offer you:

  • the opportunity to study for a fully funded MA in Educational Practice or Educational Leadership with the University of Chester;
  • the opportunity to lead initiatives beyond the science department;
  • and the opportunity to work with a team of teachers and leaders who are deeply committed to raising attainment and progress for all learners.

Applications will be considered from candidates who wish to apply for this role on a job share basis. 

Completed application forms should be returned to SMoran@UCEAcademy.org 

Closing date: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 9.00am

Interviews: Friday 25th May 2018

UCEA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

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More about University Church of England Academy - Ellesmere Port
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: 164 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 350 6053
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