Lead Practitioner of Science, Dewsbury

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Westborough High SchoolDewsbury

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L3-L7 (£41,368- £45,743)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Lead Practitioner of Science


Required January 2018

L3- L7 (£41,368- £45,743)

Westborough High School is an 11-16 comprehensive school with a passionate commitment to making a difference to children’s lives and ensuring that all students have the highest possible learning experience.

The school has a reputation for good educational standards, firm discipline and a caring ethos which focuses on the development of individuals.  An Ofsted inspection in June 2017 designated the school as Good where pupils ‘take their learning seriously and want to achieve well”.  Ofsted commended the school leadership team for providing “quality training for teachers’’ that ‘’is leading to better teaching and consistent strategies”.

We have a vibrant and successful science department which delivers a curriculum that is engaging, accessible and challenging for all .It is a real strength of the school with a culture of high academic achievement, this year 95% of pupils achieved A* - C in biology, chemistry and physics. Our progress 8 score for the EBacc pillar is +0.61, which is an outstanding achievement and testament to the hard work and expertise we have across the range of EBacc subjects.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated Lead Practitioner of Science to contribute to the improvement of teaching, learning and assessment at a whole school level and to support the Team Leader for science to ensure consistency of classroom management and expectations across the department.

Interested candidates are warmly welcomed to visit school to meet the department and find out more about this exciting opportunity.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who will:

• be an innovative and creative teacher of science

• have the skills and energy to inspire, lead and motivate others

• have experience of leading staff in a departmental project

• consistently deliver outstanding lessons to the full 11-16 age range

As a valued member of our team we can offer:

• Clear and shared values and expectations

• A commitment to tailored professional development

• A stimulating work environment

• An experienced, highly committed and supportive leadership team

If you have the vision and drive for excellence and want to be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated and well-resourced team, committed to ensuring that students not only achieve their potential but exceed it, then we would like to hear from you.

For an insight into what it’s like to teach at Westborough High School please visit: 


For more information and to request an application pack please contact Kate Murphy at Hays Education on 01132 003710 or email kate.murphy@hays.com 

The closing date for applications to be returned is 9am on Monday 16 October 2017, interviews will take place later that week.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

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More about Westborough High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Stockhill Street, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2JE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 469549
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Westborough High School is an 11-16 school with 950 pupils and around 140 staff.  We are a caring, lively and vibrant learning community.  Staff enjoy working at Westborough and are passionate about improving the educational experience of p...