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Head of Science

Ellowes Hall Sports CollegeDudley, Gornal

Ellowes Hall Sports College are recruiting for a Head of Science to start January 2022.

Permanent, Full Time


We are a Multi Academy Trust comprising of six secondary schools and one primary school with over 700 employees and over 5,000 students, based in Dudley, West Midlands.

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to join Ellowes Hall Sports College and continue to shape our high-performing department into the future. 

Ellowes Hall Sports College is looking to appoint a well-qualified, excellent classroom practitioner to lead, manage and develop the provision of science within the school and to ensure appropriate monitoring, analysis and evaluation. 

The successful applicant will be expected to lead the department’s strategic and operational development. We welcome applications from teachers with experience of leading improvement in students’ attainment and progress. 

The successful candidate should be a teacher of imagination and commitment, able to teach Science to GCSE Level and keen to work with pupils of all abilities in a well-resourced department. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual who is keen to take advantage of our teacher development programmes and further enhance pupil progress

You will need to;

• Be a qualified teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• Be qualified to honours degree in a science subject

• Have successful experience of Science at Key Stage / middle leadership and impact

• Have knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum requirements across Key Stage 3 and 4

• Have enthusiasm and a positive outlook

• A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning

Please contact Ms C Leslie for an informal discussion

Closing date: Thursday 9th December 2021, 5pm.

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Interviews due to take place: W/C Monday 13th December 2021

We are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and expect all Staff and Volunteers to share this commitment. All necessary Safeguarding checks will be undertaken which must have satisfactory outcomes, otherwise the conditional job offer may be withdrawn. Details of the checks that will be undertake can be found at: Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2021- 

This role has been assessed as working in regulated activity and is subject to an Enhanced DBS plus Children’s Barred List Check.

It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: 

Positions at the school are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to a post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). DBS Filtering guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website. 

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