Science Leader, Wembley/London

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Preston Manor SchoolWembley/London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2b £4,443
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Working at Preston Manor means that you benefit from working in a school with a 80 year old reputation for success, whilst also enjoying the excitement and innovation of being part of a new school having recently become an all-through co-operative school. We are a large learning community with students from ages 4 – 19 years old and our curriculum expands across six key stages. 

Joining us means you are joining an esteemed, outward facing establishment which is currently breaking new ground into its exciting future. We are oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour, excellence in teaching and learning, an inclusive and welcoming community. We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff-retention rates.

We are seeking an experienced primary practitioner to lead and manage a key area of our Lower School curriculum. The Science Leader will be a class based member of our Wider Leadership Team, with additional leadership and management time and responsibility for Science across the school.

We are looking for a teacher who:

· is an excellent primary classroom practitioner with high expectations of attainment for all

· has the ability to organise and manage the delivery of a creative, stimulating science curriculum throughout the school

· has experience of working with colleagues to ensure continuous improvement in standards of teaching and learning

· has experience of using assessment and data analysis to raise achievement

We offer:

· delightful, enthusiastic children who enjoy learning and all aspects of school life

· an inclusive team of dedicated, friendly and supportive staff

· engaged and supportive parents and governors

· excellent support for CPD and career development

· a genuine commitment to staff well being

· the unique experience of working in an all-through school

The school is situated within sight of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and provides access to all that Wembley has to offer. The school benefits from fantastic links both through public transport and by car. It is a short 10 minute walk from Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations and a 10 minute bus journey from North Wembley Station. The Metropolitan, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines as well as the London Overground/Network rail are within easy reach of the school. Central London locations can easily be reached within 20 minutes from the school. The school is also accessible to major motorways (M25, M1, M40 and A40 etc.). 

The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality and well-resourced environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.

Student quotes:

"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’ 

‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.


Closing Date: noon Tuesday 15 May 2018

Interview Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018

The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.

Kevin Atkinson, Head of Lower School

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the Lower School office on 0208 385 4089.

Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 385 4040
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Preston Manor School is a mixed, non-denominational, all-through state school with academy status, based in Wembley, north-west London, for children aged 4-18. It is a member of the family of Co-operative Trust Schools. It is a large school with appr...