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Head of Science

Mulberry School for GirlsTower Hamlets

Are you looking for a school with unparalleled levels of staff and student satisfaction to call your professional home? Are you a passionate science educator who inspires through example? Do you want to be part of shaping the future of education in a school who will invest in you?

We might have the role for you.

Our School

An all-girls school in the heart of Tower Hamlets, steeped in achievement and accolades, providing inspiration and opportunity to provide a platform for student achievement. 

• 1497 students on roll 

• OFSTED rated Outstanding since 2010

The Science team at Mulberry School for Girls is a large team of practitioners who work collaboratively together as part of a very high performing team. Science is a very popular option in the school. 

We offer triple Sciences at GCSE, and take up at A level is high with around 35 students studying each Science. We are firmly committed to promoting science education and love of science. We have also launched our STEM Academy, in partnership with Mercedes Grand Prix LTD, details at The STEM Academy is designed to encourage young people into STEM careers, particularly engineering. 

Our Community

We are committed to supporting young people to overcome the barriers that poverty and social exclusion create, ensuring that all students are able to achieve their full potential. This has inspired us to build up a broad network of partnerships, incubating and invigorating student experience, opportunity, drive and success. 

There should be no barriers to a child’s future and society should, and can, be a level playing field. Aspiring for this to be reality we promise to:

• Emphasise high quality subject teaching, reinforced by excellent support for learning and intervention.

• Deliver inclusion services that assist personal development.

• Provide excellent pastoral care so no student goes unsupported.

• Continually develop strong leadership and have high levels of expertise in education.

Our partners

We want our students to have access to the same professional connections which young people from more privileged backgrounds can utilise. To make this a reality we have a wide range external partners in higher education, business, industry, the arts and the sciences who contribute extensively and fundamentally to our extra-curricular activities.

• Bank of America Merrill Lynch

• Barts Health NHS Trust

• British Film Institute

• London Stock Exchange Group

• Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd

• National Theatre

• The Prince’s Trust

• Southbank Centre

• WOW Foundation

• University of Cambridge 

The Role

This is a Head of Faculty role with a TLR 1(b) with line management responsibility for the science department at Mulberry School for Girls.

What we’re looking for

We want a science educator who is positive, dynamic and has a genuine love for learning. You will be a qualified teacher with expert subject knowledge. You will be someone who models leads by example in order to develop and enhance the teaching practice of others.

You will have an unshakeable belief that all children deserve an excellent school environment and your work will have a significant positive impact on students’ personal development, well-being and achievement.

The ethos at Mulberry is a key strength of the school and we are seeking to recruit a passionate and creative professional.

Bringing Down Barriers to Success

We are proud to inspire our students through a diverse and representative leadership team and welcome applications from all of the communities we serve. 

If you have the experience and passion to energise Tower Hamlets’ next generation of leaders, creators and innovators, then we want to see how we can support you in that pursuit.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and ethnic minorities who are underrepresented amongst senior teaching staff. We want the best staff and we know that means a diverse staff.

Encouraging a happy and healthy work environment

We take staff wellbeing seriously at Mulberry Schools Trust, here are just some of the great benefits for all staff.

• Local Government Pension scheme

• Employee assistance programme and support

• Free breakfast 

• Free gym onsite 

• Paid sabbatical opportunities

• Free onsite parking

• Subsidised staff restaurant with outdoor roof terrace

• Annual programme of conferences and Trust wide events with high profile speakers

• Cycle to work scheme

• Annual service award

• Long service awards 

How to Apply

You will need to complete the application form attached or the online TES application form which includes your letter of application explaining why you are the perfect person for this rare and exciting opportunity. Please be aware that we can’t accept any CVs for this post. 

Please complete your application directly online via TES. If you have any questions about the role or the process, please get in touch with us at 

Closing Date: Thursday 29th April 2021

Interview Date:  The interviews will be a remote process and will take place w/c 4th May 2021

Start Date: September 2021

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