Second in Charge of Science, Crayford, Kent/South East London

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Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford AcademyCrayford, Kent/South East London

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + OLW + TLR2a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Second in charge of Science

Full time, Permanent


Start date: As soon as possible

The Federation and Academy

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is a large all-through school of over 1600 children that takes pride in getting to know pupils and parents; working in partnership to get the best possible academic results for children and providing an education for character that is synonymous with the Haberdashers’ ethos. Our school opened in 2009, and our facilities for learning and recreation are first class, purpose built and safe. We provide targeted support and a broad education to enable each and every one of our students to reach their full potential and to grow into well-rounded members of our community. We Offer education across all key stages which has consistently been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted, most recently in December 2014.

Facilities at the school are first class, from the building itself to the resources which support the delivery of a broad curriculum including an extremely popular and well maintained Learning Resource Centre. Our playing fields, gymnasium, drama theatre and ICT facilities all contribute to ensuring we deliver an education for character, a feature of all Haberdashers’ schools that is part of our DNA. Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is 30 minutes from London Bridge by train and the school’s proximity to the capital is a strong factor in enabling teachers to enhance the cultural experience for our pupils through enrichment activities.

The Federation currently comprises three all-through schools and one free primary school, which totals over 5,000 students and 600 staff. The scale of expertise and leadership across our Federation gives us enormous capacity. It is this capacity that has resulted in the success of the Federation, and it is this capacity that allows us to mount new ventures and allows our staff to take on new opportunities and rapid development trajectories.

The Role and Candidate

We are looking to appoint a highly committed Science teacher with strong leadership qualities who has a passion for their subject with a vibrant and collaborative approach to working with our students and team.

Having strong subject knowledge is essential and will add value to the aligned Federation curriculum delivered from KS3-KS5. This exciting role will provide opportunities to work with colleagues in other Federation schools to plan and develop professionally, whilst teaching at Crayford. 

The successful candidate will support the Curriculum Director with the overall leadership of Science across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 and to contribute to the continuing development of the Science curriculum and to the overall development of this already strong and successful department.   The School offers a broad range of Science qualifications; at GCSE we deliver combined Science and separate triple Sciences; at Key Stage 5 we currently offer Applied Science Diploma and A level Physics and Biology. We are looking for an innovative and forward–looking individual who can inspire students and contribute fully to a very active and successful Science team. 

If you feel that this position is of interest then we would like to hear from you. 

To apply please complete the application form and supporting documents found on our website at or apply via the TES.

Applications should be returned to Lauren Exford, HR Administrator (, quoting reference number: 030/2ic Science/2017-18/CALE

Closing date: 16th March 2018, 12 Noon

Interviews date: To be confirmed

Job location

More about Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: South Campus, Iron Mill Lane, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4RS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1322 402180
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