Second in Science, Kingswinford, Dudley, West Midlands

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The Summerhill SchoolKingswinford, Dudley, West Midlands

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 2B (£28,371 - £44,057)
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a new 2nd in Science to work with, and support, the Director of Science to lead us on our rapid journey to be become beyond outstanding. Governors appointed a new Executive Headteacher in October 2016 and you will be joining the school at an exciting time. 

Summerhill School is situated on the edge of the Shropshire / Staffordshire border, overlooking open countryside, but with easy access to Birmingham and the motorway network. We have a community of some of the loveliest, most intelligent and well behaved children in the country.

Do you have the drive, high standards and passion to ensure our students and make a real difference to their outcomes and life chances?  

You will need to demonstrate a clear vision and enthusiasm for your subject and have the potential to be an inspirational leader. 

Are you exceptional and do you have a clear sense of fun?  Do you have the drive, high standards and passion to ensure our students make a real difference to their outcomes and life chances? 

Do you want to join something truly special? 

Do you possess the following attributes? 

• Ability to be an exceptional member of staff with clear capacity and the desire to improve 

• Potential to progress in your career 

• Possession of a wide range of skills to support our staff, students, parents and community towards excellence 

• The skills, experience and ability to gain the confidence of students and staff 

• Professional presence, capability and clarity with an excellent demonstration of the ability to motivate and empower 

• A clear sense of fun, energy, drive and passion  

If you would like an informal conversation with Mr Bowkett prior to applying, or to arrange a visit, please contact Miss J Oldbury,  PA to the Executive Headteacher, to arrange an appointment by emailing 

You should complete an online application form through the WM Jobs website at Online application forms only will be accepted for this vacancy.  If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the HR Resourcing Team on 01384 811300 (option 1) or via e-mail to HR   

The above post requires an enhanced disclosure in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1999. Closing date: Monday 10th December, 2018 at 9am. 

All applications will be considered on receipt.  We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised date.

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More about The Summerhill School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lodge Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9XE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1384 816165
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