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Assistant Head of Faculty (Science)

Crestwood Community School, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4FZ

This job expired on 5 December 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    5 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR/UPR depending on experience

Additional allowances

TLR 2a £3,017

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the promotion of one of the Assistant Achievement Leaders of Science, we are looking to appoint an Assistant Achievement Leader of Science, from 17th April 2023. This is a role within the leadership structure and will be essential to the development of Science further. We are seeking someone who will be ambitious for our students and has a vision for the development of Science in our curriculum. The challenge for the successful applicants will be to contribute to further developing an already strong subject and continue to raise standards at both KS3 and GCSE.

The department is exceptionally upbeat, forward-thinking, and innovative and one which is cohesive, team spirited and very well led. We are looking for someone who can play an active role in contributing to the already high standards within the department. Science results are consistently strong. This position would suit an experienced teacher.

For the successful candidate, a commitment to raising standards and a passion for developing young adults is essential: this entails a commitment to all learners, to excellence for all, and a belief that a good school makes a significant difference to learners’ life chances, levels of attainment and the wellbeing of the community as a whole.


What the school offers its staff

Crestwood Community School had an Ofsted inspection in June 2018, which confirmed that we are a ‘good’ school. We also achieved outstanding gradings in Personal Development and Behaviour and Leadership. They also said that as a school we are “passionately committed to providing a first-class inclusive education for all pupils; tenacious in their pursuit of additional resources and approaches to continually improve provision.” This is a happy school, where staff and students want to be. The #Crestwoodfamily pervades through everything we do.

This is an exciting time in our school’s history. Eastleigh is a changing town, with much development in both business and residential areas. There has been an expansion in the primary sector with several local schools undergoing expansion to their buildings to accommodate the growth in student numbers. Crestwood merged with the former Quilley School in 2016 to provide one secondary school for Eastleigh, something new and exciting, offering high quality education for the children of Eastleigh. In 2022 we became oversubscribed in every year group and are operating a waiting list across both campuses. The two campuses are situated at Shakespeare Road and Cherbourg Road and both offer the same high quality education to all year groups with little movement of students. Staff are expected to teach across both sites and play an active part in their innovative and high-performing teams. Our first six years of operation has been successful in establishing a strong culture and ethos, typified by the #Crestwoodfamily.

As a new member of staff you will be well supported: we have a comprehensive induction process, and you will be given an Induction Mentor and a ‘professional buddy’


Further details about the role

In 2022 the faculty's GCSE results were close to national average with 69% of all science grades achieved being 4 or better and 55% of students gaining two or more grade 4s or better in science. Performance in Triple Science continues to improve year on year with 97% passing each subject and 27% achieving a grade 7 or higher.

The Science department is a leading department across both campuses. The Achievement Leader of Science, although new to Crestwood, is an experienced teacher and school leader. He is working tirelessly to help further improve the teaching and learning that takes place in the department. His vision for the department is that pupils are challenged to gain valuable scientific knowledge, are able to apply their knowledge in novel contexts, are able to communicate their ideas effectively and are engaged in Science beyond the classroom.

The department comprises of; an Achievement Leader, three Assistant Achievement Leaders, eight main scale teachers, and four technicians (one a qualified teacher). They are a welcoming and friendly team and have a strong command of their subject. They are highly professional and dedicated to continually improving their subject knowledge and sharing best practice. Science is enjoyed by students.

The department is housed in five laboratories on each of the Shakespeare and Cherbourg campuses. All students are taught Science at KS3. The profile of Triple Science continues to rise so much that pupils are choosing it as one of their GCSE options and we run one AQA Triple Science class on each campus. All other pupils follow the AQA Combined Science course.


Commitment to safeguarding

Crestwood Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Crestwood Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1310 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02380 641232

Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh. Crestwood Community School had an Ofsted inspection in June 2018, which confirmed that we are a ‘good’ school. We also achieved outstanding gradings in Personal Development and Behaviour and Leadership. They also said that as a school we are “passionately committed to providing a first-class inclusive education for all pupils; tenacious in their pursuit of additional resources and approaches to continually improve provision.” This is a happy school, where staff and students want to be. The #Crestwoodfamily pervades through everything we do.

Arranging a visit to Crestwood Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@crestwood.hants.sch.uk.

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