Curriculum Leader of Science The Ruth Gorse Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Job description

We are looking for an inspirational Leader of Science to join our forward thinking, innovative and dynamic academy to ensure our Outstanding provision is not only retained, but is also built upon; this role represents an incredibly exciting opportunity for any candidate who shares our vision. The successful candidate will demonstrate integrity and a determination to ensure all students thrive within our provision which has, at its heart, the belief that the greatest gift we can give a young person is the ability to acquire a rich set of academic qualifications and a strong skill-set.

Essential educational requirements

• Good honours degree in directly related subject.

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

• Very good classroom practitioner with the propensity to become Outstanding
• Knowledge of current curriculum developments in subject and their implications
• Good knowledge and understanding of current educational thinking
• Exceptional levels of literacy and the skills to decimate this knowledge to others
• Proven ability to use intervention strategies to raise attainment of learners
• Ability to turn vision into reality
• Ability to inspire and motivate others
• Ability to use data to track and monitor student learning and achievement
• Successful record of teaching Science including excellent exam results at one or more of KS4 & KS5 (where relevant)
• Proven track record in raising standards and achievement
• Experience of delivering INSET
• Record of contribution to extra-curricular activities
• Record of contribution to whole school strategies
• Evidence of leading highly successful and aspirational Science events

Employee benefits

TLR 1a (£7853) (a financial incentive could be available for the right candidate)


About The Ruth Gorse Academy

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Ruth Gorse Academy ensures that students receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. Together these non-negotiable values instil in young people a self-belief that enables students to access the highest standard of higher education provision and employment. We believe that poverty and deprivation should, in no way, limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise. In July 2017 the exceptional nature of our work at The Ruth Gorse Academy was recognised by Ofsted; we would encourage you to read the Outstanding Ofsted report which is available on our website. September 2018 brought with it the first cohort of Year 11 students at The Ruth Gorse Academy. We have no doubt that our students will reap the benefits of immersion within our outstanding culture in their examination results. We are passionate about ensuring our students have the opportunity to actively choose their next steps as opposed to having avenues closed off to them due to poor results or qualifications. Our students receive outstanding pastoral care, support and guidance and we would expect any successful candidate to be of a mind-set where they believe anything is possible. Likewise, our professional body also benefits from outstanding CPD and support which is personalised to your particular needs and experience. Led by Sir John Townsley, the nationally renowned GORSE Academies Trust is strong and united. As a professional within the Trust, you will have regular opportunities to work in partnership with colleagues within the other secondary academies and across phase. At secondary level, three of the four secondary academies have been graded by Ofsted as Outstanding and The Ruth Gorse Academy has recently joined two other Trust secondary academies to achieve the World Class Schools Quality Mark Award.

Black Bull Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HW
Free School
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