Head of Science, Sheffield

Expiring soon

Outwood Academy CitySheffield

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

We are excited to be looking for a dynamic, forward thinking Head of Department to take our Science department to the next level. We are looking for an inspiring and energetic leader with a real passion for Science. You will be a motivated, enthusiastic and driven individual who has 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 seven teachers and two technicians. You will have leadership experience, be determined and driven and have the ability to transform students’ 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.  

Outwood Academy City joined the Outwood Grange Academies Trust in January 2014. Outwood Grange Academies Trust is nationally recognised as one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the country.

In 2019, 65% of our students achieved level 4+ in both English and Mathematics. The Science department has undergone rapid transformation over the past 3 years with results repeatedly sitting around 60% for 2+ level 4+ and 40% for 2+ level 5+. This is alongside a third of the cohort studying triple science and gaining outstanding outcomes. The progress for separate science is outstanding, greater than 0.5, whilst the departmental progress score is 0.        

The role of Head of Science at Outwood Academy City would be ideal for either an experienced Head of Department or someone looking to make that next step. You will be extensively supported by a team of Science Directors, allowing you to strategically lead the department, whilst receiving support and advice from the Director team. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to lead a dynamic department and be pivotal in shaping the department on its journey to outstanding.   

Through our partnership with the Outwood Institute of Education, we can offer high quality support and professional development programs. Being part of the wider Trust, which also has academies across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, provides a significant amount of career progression.

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. To arrange a visit, please contact Hayley Keenan, Regional Director of Science by email: h.keenan@outwood.com 

If you have any questions, please contact our HR Department by email: recruitment@city.outwood.com

To apply, please visit: www.outwood.com > Careers.

Closing date: Midday on Tuesday, 19 November 2019.

Interview date: Friday, 22 November 2019. 

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



More about Outwood Academy City
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Stradbroke Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S13 8SS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 114 235 8120

Chief Executive Officer: Martyn Oliver

Principal: Andrew Downing

We are a Good with Outstanding leadership 11-16 academy, with state-of-the-art facilities, based in the steel city of Sheffield.

The Academy became part of the Outwood Family of Schools...