Head of Science, Gravesend

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Saint George's Church of England SchoolGravesend

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR1
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate of exceptional ability to lead the science team in this over-subscribed and successful Church of England high school.    The post holder will inspire staff and be committed to raising the achievement of our students.

The school has an existing reputation for high quality education with a relentless focus upon high expectations and aspirations.   

We are a friendly, dynamic and innovative school and pride ourselves on our commitment to ensuring student progress through high quality teaching and learning provision for all. The successful applicant will share these values and play an active part in delivering on this commitment.  

We would love to hear from you if you:  

• want to work in a supportive and caring environment  

• are committed to enabling every student to achieve the very best they can  

• are an ambitious professional   

• are a good/outstanding classroom practitioner

Saint George's Church of England School is a popular wide ability school for boys and girls. It is located in pleasant green fields and is within easy reach of the A2/M2 motorway with excellent transport links to London. In 2016 it was the most oversubscribed high school in Kent.  

Saint George’s Church of England School converted to Academy status in November 2011 and is a founder member of the Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust formed in December 2014.  

In recent years our year 11 students have consistently achieved significantly above expectations, and we have regularly been placed within the top 100 schools nationally for the previous value added measure. All but two of our year 13 students were admitted to their first choice of university, including a considerable number to Russell Group Universities.   

The school recently underwent a section 8 inspection (February 2017) and was considered to have remained 'Good' overall with 'Outstanding' for Leadership and Management; continued improvement since the last inspection was also recognised. I recommend it to you as a friendly community, where an energetic, willing, supportive staff work enthusiastically and collaboratively to enable students to excel.

Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at noon  

Interview date: Friday 20th April 2018  

Saint George’s CE School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Saint George's Church of England School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Meadow Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7LS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1474 533082
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Saint George’s Church of England School is a mainstream, co-educational, Christian-faith, non-selective, secondary school for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Gravesend in Kent and there are 980 pupils on its roll.

It was founded in 1580 and it...