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Second in Science

Tes Schools RecruitmentGreenwich

Second in charge of Science.

Interview dates confirmed: 22nd and 23rd April 2021

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive school, based in Greenwich. The school is looking to add a second in charge of Science to its progressive and supportive Science Department ideally starting in September 2021.

The role will include coordinating and co-managing the delivery of Science at KS3 and GCSE across year groups 7 to 11. You will support the Head of Science to enhance provision and will get the chance to get involved with exciting project work throughout the year. Project work will include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. You’ll also lead by example, supporting learners to achieve to the best of their ability and you’ll enjoy that great feeling when your learners achieve grades beyond their dreams.

“As the deputy head of the science department, you will work with the head of department to lead, develop and manage the effective delivery of an outstanding curriculum, which enables the highest level of progress and attainment. You will be part of the professional community of Middle Leadership and promote outstanding teaching and learning and a strong school culture within a nurturing, respectful and academically rigorous environment. The successful candidate will be capable of adding further value to a traditionally strong subject at the school. A passion for your subject and a commitment to extracurricular activities is essential. 

Science provision at the school is very strong. All scholars study science as a core subject for four hours each week at Key Stage 3, five hours each week for Y10 and Y11 combined science and 15 hours over two weeks for Y10 and Y11 triple science. The school adopts a mastery approach to teaching and learning, with identification and repeated practice of the fundamentals of success in a discipline at its core. 

This post would suit an ambitious, research-informed, subject specialist who is driven to developing a department that becomes a beacon of science provision in the UK. ”

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;

• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQML and MA in Educational Leadership

• progression support throughout the school and wider group

• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• the chance to take on further responsibility such as Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• a relevant Science Degree or a related subject

• experience delivering Science up to GCSE pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• experience supporting your existing Head of Department to enhance overall results at departmental level

• a love and passion for education.

Please include REF: 1421261 in the email subject line.

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