Lead Practitioner of Science, Whitechapel, East London

Closing date:Expiring soon

Swanlea SchoolWhitechapel, East London

Date posted:
Start date: Required from September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS +TLR 1a (£7,853)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Swanlea School is a large, vibrant and thriving secondary school in the centre of London. With approximately 1000 students on roll and a further 210 at KS5, staff at Swanlea work alongside exceptional colleagues to achieve outstanding student outcomes. In the summer of 2018, we achieved excellent results at GCSE (Progress 8 score of +0.40) and continue to deliver good results at KS5. 

In July 2013, OFSTED graded Swanlea as outstanding in all categories for the second time. In July 2015, we were awarded Teaching School status as part of our journey to achieving excellence and we continue to strive to deliver outstanding outcomes across all key stages and subject areas. As such, we are now seeking to appoint a lead practitioner in Science who can join our teaching and learning team. This person will work closely with the head of faculty to continue to drive forward our key priorities including the development of outstanding teaching and learning across the faculty. 

The Science Faculty is a growing area of the school with a record of high performance. Building upon the success of previous years we are now aiming to achieve a GCSE P8 score of +1 and an ALPS score of 1 by 2020 and the lead practitioner will play a pivotal role in our journey to achieving excellence. 

As expected, we are looking for the best. A good honours degree and qualified teacher status are essential. Naturally, the successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher of GCSE science and A Level Biology or Chemistry or Physics. You will be able to demonstrate unwavering commitment to raising student progress and standards. Like us, you believe that social disadvantage is no barrier to achievement and that every student can share in the joy of education.  Most importantly, you will possess integrity, good humour and moral purpose.

To apply, please send your completed application form to rgavens.211@swanlea.co.uk

Closing date: 25th February 2019. 

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 27th February.

Interview date: 4th March 2019.

Swanlea School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 31 Brady Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 5DJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7375 3267
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Swanlea School is a large, vibrant and thriving secondary school in the centre of London. With approximately 1000 students on roll and a further 210 at KS5, staff at Swanlea work alongside outstanding colleagues to achieve outstanding student outcome...