Subject Leader of Science, Hammersmith and Fulham

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Woodlane High SchoolHammersmith and Fulham

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Start date: Spring Term (January) 2019 or sooner if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + 1 or 2 SEN Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

"achieving success in a nurturing environment"

Woodlane High School is a successful purpose built community special school for pupils aged 11-16 years. In 2014 OFSTED graded Woodlane as a ‘good’ school, in our 2018 short inspection received achieved Outcome 2 and hope to achieve an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating is our next full inspection.

We are seeking to appoint a positive, organised and motivated professional who:

  • Is an effective practitioner looking to develop and maintain our Science curriculum at Woodlane.
  • Has knowledge and experience of the National Curriculum in Science at KS3 & KS4 and is able to teach to Biology GCSE level at KS4.
  • Is dedicated to raising achievement in Science.
  • Is an outstanding classroom teacher.
  • Has a strong commitment to extra-curricular activity.
  • Is able to support Woodlane’s Dyslexia Friendly approach to raise the literacy standards of our pupils.
  • Is able to use SLCN strategies to support teaching and learning.
  • Is able to raise the profile of Science on a whole school basis, gaining/maintaining relevant excellence accreditations.
  • Is aware and can put into practice current health and safety practice to ensure pupils are safe in Science e.g. COSHH.

We welcome applicants from Science Teachers/Subject Leaders, including NQTs.

The school is able to offer you:

  • A school which values a creative approach to teaching.
  • A commitment to cross-curricular learning.
  • A bright and modern school.
  • Excellent opportunities for personal professional development.
  • A friendly and supportive staff team, dedicated to improving pupils’ life chances.
  • A management team that encourages team working, innovation and solution based thinking.
  • Opportunities to work flexibly with small teaching groups.
  • An experienced team of subject specific teaching assistants.
  • A school ethos which celebrates achievement and encourages respect for others.

If you are working in either the mainstream or special school sector, feel you have relevant experience, and would like to discuss the position, please call the Headteacher (Claire Maynard) on 020 8743 5668 or e-mail

Woodlane High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

To request an application pack please contact Brigid Simmons on 020 8743 5668 or e-mail

The closing date for applications: Friday 19th October 2018 at 12 noon.
Interviews planned for: Tuesday 30th October.


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More about Woodlane High School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Du Cane Road, London, W12 0TN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87435668