Strategic Lead - Science, Clacton on Sea, Essex

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The Sigma TrustClacton on Sea, Essex

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Range point 12-16
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to share your expertise in Science across a group of local schools within The Sigma Trust.

As the Strategic Lead for Science you will:

  • Further improve standards within Science across The Sigma Trust;
  • Ensure that our vision that “best practice becomes shared practice” is fully evident within all science teams;
  • Ensure consistency across the Trust in the implementation of agreed policies and procedures;
  • Create opportunities for joint working through a planned programme of events. 

If you can answer yes to the following questions, we would very much welcome your application:

  • Are you an ambitious and outstanding teacher and leader?
  • Do you have a passion for your subject?
  • Are you keen to develop a more strategic role within your subject specialism?

This appointment seeks to build on our growing team of Strategic Leads who work across all of our academies providing support and challenge as required for one or two days per week. The remaining time will be spent teaching within the host school. Initially this will be at Clacton County High School, but opportunities to be based in other schools may occur in the future. 

You will support and advise subject leaders and senior staff with an initial focus on KS3 and GCSE. The ability to do the same at A Level would be an advantage. The role will require a practitioner with a diverse skillset, exceptional knowledge of curriculum frameworks and first-rate leadership skills. All secondary academies in the Trust are agreeing common specifications for KS4 and assessment frameworks. The team of Strategic Leads is line managed by the Strategic Development Officer for the Trust. 

The overall ethos of The Sigma Trust is achievement for all ensuring that no child is left behind. Education should foster in its learners a curiosity to discover who they are and what they are capable of, together with developing the resilience for them to test the boundaries of their abilities, and build the skills necessary to face the future with confidence. 

For additional information about The Sigma Trust and this specific post, please visit our website  where further contact details are available. If you wish to contact the Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Brindle, to discuss and aspect of this post please email his PA, Krista Hook,  

To apply for this post please complete an application form, available from The TES website or The Sigma Trust website, and return it to Krista Hook. Within the application form there is an opportunity to include a letter of application, which should state how your experience to date has prepared you for this role. 

Closing date 12pm Tuesday 17th October 2017.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about The Sigma Trust
Address: C/o Tendring Education Centre, Jaywick Lane, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16 8BE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1255 687786

The Sigma Trust is a local partnership of seven academies in North East Essex, formally established in September 2016. The Trust currently consists of 5 secondary schools, a junior school and an infant and nursery school. 

All schools are geogra...