Senior Assistant Head of Science, Hertfordshire

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Saint Mary's Catholic SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR – very competitive to reflect skills, experience and potential MPS/UPS plus London Fringe
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No
  • Do you see yourself as the Head of Science in the near future? 
  • Are you ready to take on the challenge of leading our high-achieving Science department? 
  • Would you enjoy leadership coaching and development to ensure that you are confident and ready for the next step in your career? 

This exciting post arises due to the promotion of the Head of Science to an additional senior team role. Working at St. Mary’s is an extraordinary opportunity.  Our Surveys this year showed that 96% of staff enjoy their work at St Marys, 97% agree that leaders do all they can to ensure a motivated and respected staff, 100% of students enjoy their learning and believe that behaviour around the school is good, and 97% of parents would recommend St. Mary’s to other parents.  We are passionately committed to developing staff and managing workload to ensure that colleagues enjoy their work and recognise St. Mary’s as an almost-uniquely positive place to teach and enjoy their careers.    

The school is also at an extremely exciting juncture in its future.  Demand is high, and owing to intense oversubscription, we are 3 years through expansion to 6FE.  We have also won over £5.3m in capital bids in the last 3 years and are enjoying brand new cutting edge facilities as a result – with completely new ‘state-of-the-art’ laboratories.  The school faces an extremely strong and positive financial future.   

Our previous OFSTED inspection judged us as Outstanding in every category, and our most recent S48 Inspection (2018) also judged us as Outstanding in every area.  Over the last 4 years, exam results have risen at both GCSE & A Level.  The ‘Progress 8’ score for 2018 was +0.61, which puts the school in the top 10% in the country.  At A Level the proportion of A*-B Grades as well as students enrolling at elite Russell Group Universities has risen significantly over each of the last 4 years with 2018 breaking all school records.  

We require an inspiring and ambitious teacher to lead our popular and established Science Department.  The successful candidate would be expected to teach across the full age and ability range, supported by a dedicated and innovative cast of supporting colleagues. The school offers excellent professional development and guidance, with a highly effective and supportive CPD programme. We will provide you with the support you need to be successful in post.

Closing Date: Monday 30th September, 2019 10am



More about Saint Mary's Catholic School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Windhill, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2NQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1279 654901
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