Science Lead Practitioner / Teacher of Science (with leadership responsibility), Sedgefield

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Sedgefield Community CollegeSedgefield

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Lead Practitioner L1-L5 (£39,374 - £43,454 pa) / Teacher of Science (with leadership responsibility TLR2b)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Would you like to progress your career in a school recently judged by OFSTED as ‘outstanding’, a school where both student achievement and attitudes to learning are amongst the best in the North East? Would you also like to work in a fantastic, newly built school, set in one of County Durham’s most scenic areas? If the answer to each of these questions is ‘yes’ then Sedgefield Community College could be right for you.

We particularly welcome applicants with a strong track record of outstanding teaching and student achievement who, as a Lead Practitioner, can play a significant role in supporting other staff reach a similarly high standard. However, we also welcome applications from teachers with relatively limited experience who may be ready to progress their career by taking on some leadership responsibility within the Science faculty.

If you are a proven, dynamic, Science teacher, who has the ability and confidence to work alongside our outstanding Faculty Leader and further drive the quality of Science teaching at Sedgefield, then we would like to hear from you. 

Applicants should complete an application form and indicate through a letter (no more than two sides of A4) how their experience to date has prepared them for this role and how they would ensure future success. 

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that the Childcare Disqualifications Regulations 2009 apply to this position and therefore you are required to complete the “disqualification by association” declaration form. Should you be successful in your application for this post, your appointment cannot be progressed without this declaration.

This role is customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Headteacher, Dave Davies, welcomes informal discussion, please phone should you wish to talk to him.

The closing date for applications is: Monday 21st May 2018 (12 noon)

Interviews to be held on: To be confirmed



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hawthorn Road, Sedgefield, County Durham, TS21 3DD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1740 617777
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