Science - Curriculum Team Leader, Hove

Closing date:

Blatchington Mill School And Sixth Form CollegeHove

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS TLR1.2
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Science – Curriculum Team Leader (Permanent)  

TLR 1.2  NOR 1,658   

From September 2018

We seek to appoint a Science specialist to lead and develop our superb Science department. They will be an inspirational teacher, with ambition to achieve the very best possible outcomes for students in Science. This is a superb opportunity to lead a highly effective and successful department, and to teach in a school where teachers are supported and encouraged to thrive and develop. Blatchington Mill School is a superb place to work.  

We are an ambitious school and we believe that every child can succeed. If you are an excellent classroom teacher, a self-reflective practitioner, a highly effective communicator and have ambition to develop your career, then please apply to join us in creating an ‘ethic of excellence’ for all our students. We are committed to ensuring that we inspire and enthuse our students.  

Blatchington Mill is a ‘Good’ school, with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and safety. We achieve positive value-added in our exam results, stretch our most able, and support our most vulnerable. We innovate in the classroom, placing huge value on teacher-led action research and professional development. We work in partnership with schools locally and nationally and believe in collaboration and school-led improvement. We are a lead partner in the Pavilion & Downs Teaching School Alliance, and this brings exciting opportunities for progression and professional development. We are also a designated Stonewall Training School.  

Our most recent reviews of the school have commented that:  

“The energy, enthusiasm and personal interest shown by leaders are highly motivational, creating a culture of initiative, innovation and success.”  

“Staff work collaboratively to learn from each other, strong teams are built and so teachers guide and support each other. This has developed a culture in which staff are confident and eager to improve; where they view challenges positively.”  

“There is a high level of mutual respect and trust between teachers and students and between students themselves; contributing successfully to students’ moral and social development. It is rare to see students not engaged with their learning.”  

“Students are well behaved, courteous and polite. They show positive attitudes to the teacher, their learning and each other. This makes a strong contribution to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that pervades the school.”  

“The school is very inclusive, and students show respect and consideration for one another in their behaviour in classrooms and around the school.”  If you would like to join us, and feel you could thrive in a collegiate and positive atmosphere then please read the accompanying person specification and job description and consider if you possess:  

  • A track record of positive impact upon student outcomes  
  • A high level of science knowledge, 
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and resilience 
  • High expectations of all students 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • The ability to inspire and lead others to further improve the school  

If you are interested in applying for this role please complete and return an application form before the closing date (CVs alone will not be considered).  For further details and an application form please visit the school website. 

Closing date: 23rd April 2018 – 12.00 noon 

Interview date: Week commencing 30th April 2018  

Blatchington Mill School is committed to safeguarding our students; we expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment.  Criminal record checks will be carried out and a full, enhanced DBS clearance is required for all positions. Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff. (Race Relations Act sections 35-38 apply).



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Nevill Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7BW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 736244
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Our school motto is Involvement, Achievement, and Care. In all aspects we aim to excel. At Blatchington Mill School & Sixth Form, we believe, above all else, that education is a transformative force for good. Learning changes what we are and what...