Learning Director - Science, Kingsthorpe, Northampton

Closing date:Expiring soon

Kingsthorpe CollegeKingsthorpe, Northampton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR1b (£10,448)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Do you believe that everything is possible? 

If so, Kingsthorpe College has an opportunity just for you.

Are you a passionate, reflective, and determined leader who wishes to work with a forward-looking and ambitious science department at an oversubscribed and high performing school?

Are you someone who enjoys being challenged and is not afraid to offer challenge? Are you looking to join a school which is committed to developing innovative approaches to learning and teaching, and leadership and talent management?

Are you someone who does the right thing even when no-one is watching?

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Director for Science to lead all aspects of the faculty. The science department has improved rapidly over the last two years with significant improvements in both attainment and progress at Key Stages 4 and 5, and is now one of our best performing faculty areas. The department offers triple science as an option course for GCSE students, and is a popular option at Key Stage 5 with a large number of students studying all of the science disciplines. We are fully staffed with science specialists (at Key Stage 4 and 5 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and have very good links with ITT providers such as the University of Leicester. 

We are looking to appoint a Learning Director who can lead the next stage in the science department’s development by both building upon the successful practice already in place, as well as bringing new ideas and approaches to inspire the faculty further. In return, we can offer the successful applicant the opportunity to work with a team of practitioners who are open to new ideas and are willing to take risks with their own teaching practice, as well as a bespoke leadership development programme which will be tailored to the post holder’s personal ambitions and needs.

Kingsthorpe College is an oversubscribed 11-18 Academy with 1296 students on roll (200+ students Post 16). This is an exciting time for the College and the Trust as we go from strength to strength - OFSTED Good 2015; Section 8 OFSTED Inspection September 2016 confirming previous high standards have been maintained; invited to become a Leading Edge school from April 2017 in recognition of our high performance.

At KC, we don’t value what we measure, we measure what we value. 

For us, this is team work.

If you would like to join our team as Learning Director of Science, we would love to hear from you.

Application forms and further details can be downloaded from www.kingsthorpecollege.org.uk

For an informal discussion prior to application or to visit the College, please contact the Deputy Headteacher, 

Ben Baines. Email: ben.baines@kingsthorpecollege.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th March 2018 at 9am.

Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 29th March 2018.

Please note that we will be reviewing applications as and when they are received from applicants, so candidates may be called in for interview prior to this date. 

Kingsthorpe College, Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton NN2 7HR Tel: 01604 716106 / email: recruitment@kingsthorpecollege.org.uk

Kingsthorpe College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Kingsthorpe College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 7HR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 716106
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