Head of Science, Doncaster

Closing date:

Outwood Academy AdwickDoncaster

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L7-L11
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you ready for Leadership development within the high performing Outwood Grange Academies Trust? Are you a committed, ambitious, and outstanding teacher of science? Outwood Academy Adwick could be the Academy you are looking for!

This is a fantastic opportunity for a well-qualified, driven professional, who is an outstanding classroom practitioner, to join our Family of Schools. You will be an inspiring leader with the energy and creativity to lead and motivate a team. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students and share our single goal of ‘students first’.

We offer an exciting opportunity to lead a team of 10 teachers and 3 technicians across and age range of 11-18. You will have leadership experience, be determined and driven and have the ability to transform student’s lives. You will work alongside a fantastic team to continue to achieve the highest possible outcomes for students irrespective of their backgrounds or starting points.

The Outwood Grange Family of Schools offers:

  • The opportunity to work and progress across the Family of Schools.
  • The chance to apply for leadership roles in the Deeps working across the whole Academy.
  • The support and expertise of our Directors of Science working across the Family of Schools.
  • A full and detailed programme of support and development for all.
  • A further comprehensive programme of professional development provided through the Outwood Institute of Education (formerly the Teaching School).

The role of Head of Science at Outwood Academy Adwick would be ideal for either an experienced Head of Department or someone looking to make that next step. You will be supported extensively by a team of Science Directors allowing you to strategically lead the department, whilst having the support and advice from the Director team. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to lead a progressive department and be pivotal in shaping their journey to world class. You will be supported within the department by a Lead Teacher and a 2nd in Science.

The department has made huge strides in the last 12-15 months, whereby they achieved record results in 2018-19 with a Science progress score of +0.12. Attainment at 44+ and 55+ rose by over 20% from the previous year and above the national average for both measures, whilst our Separate Science students achieved 100% 444+ and 95% 555+, again the highest results in the Academy’s history. Furthermore, our Post-16 numbers have seen record numbers within our A-Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics options and next year we hope to expand our suite of subjects offered at Post-16 from 3 A Levels to a total of 6 A Levels/Vocational courses. Hence this is a critical appointment for the Academy and is an exciting opportunity for you to move your career onto the next stage.

We warmly welcome and encourage potential applicants to visit the Academy. Should you wish to discuss the role further or visit the academy, please contact Aalok Kanwar, Associate Director of Science, by email: a.kanwar@outwood.com

For more information and to apply, please go to: www.outwood.com > Careers.

Closing date: Midday on 15 November 2019.

Interview date: 20 November 2019.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.



More about Outwood Academy Adwick
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Windmill Balk Lane, Woodlands, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6 7SF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1302 722237
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Chief Executive Officer: Martyn Oliver

Principal: Andy Scruby

We are an 11-18 academy based just north of the large, friendly, South Yorkshire town of Doncaster.

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