Head of Science, Rochford

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

The King Edmund SchoolRochford

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main / Upper Pay Ranage TLR 1c - £11,247 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Relocation package & laptop considered 

Required for start in September 2018 

As a result of a recent internal promotion to our Senior Leadership Team, we are now seeking to appoint a highly ambitious middle leader as Head of Science.  This is an exciting and highly sought after opportunity to lead an established department which consists of 10 teaching staff as well as 2 Lead Practitioners and a team of 5 Technicians.  

This role will suit an experienced Teacher of Science with a strong academic track record, experience of effective management, the ability to lead and be capable of building good working relationships with staff, students and parents.  In addition, applicants will need to demonstrate an effective and inspiring teaching style and determination to influence positive changes, as well as contribute to the further development of improving and narrowing the gaps of literacy and numeracy school wide.    

The successful applicant would have responsibility for the strategic direction and development of the faculty, including:

 •Teaching and Learning; 

•Designing and developing an exciting, imaginative and effective curriculum for all Key Stages

 •Leading and managing staff; 

•Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources

In return, the successful candidate can expect: 

 •A well resourced department which has undergone a £550,000 refurbishment 

•Laboratories equipped with the latest technologies including interactive whiteboards, teaching wall and teacher’s demonstration area 

•Comprehensive tailored induction programme

•Commitment to continuing professional development 

•Opportunity for further progression 

•An extensive support programme

You would be joining a ‘good’ school passionate about their students and about those students succeeding and achieving their ‘Personal Best’.  If you feel that The King Edmund School is the type of school you are seeking, please apply by completing the application form available from our school website and email to recruitment@kes.essex.sch.uk.  

Early applications and school visits are warmly welcomed and positively encouraged.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 30 April 2018   

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Vaughan Close, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1TL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1702 545771
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The King Edmund School is a co-educational comprehensive school for students aged 11 to 19. It is situated in an attractive semi rural area of Rochford, voted one of the top 10 best places to live in the UK. The town and its surrounding rural area no...