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Department Leader for Science

Helsby High School, Frodsham, Cheshire

Job details

Subject Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 7 to Lead Practitioners range 11, £47,706 to £52,643

Job summary

• To lead, manage and develop Science
• To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in a specified area in accordance with the aims of the school and the policies determined by the Governing Body and the Headteacher
• To be responsible for the overall progress and development of students within a specified area
• To develop and enhance the teaching practice of others to facilitate learning experiences which provide students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
• To provide for the effective management of teachers, support staff, financial and physical resources to enhance students’ learning
• To identify the responsibilities beyond those of a main professional grade teacher that are expected of a member of staff who holds a leadership scale position

Essential educational requirements

Good honours degree

Essential qualifications

Enhanced DBS clearance

Essential skills and experience

• Proven track record of success in teaching Science across key stages 3 to 5.
• Evidence of experience in taking responsibility beyond that normally expected of a main scale teacher.
• Clear understanding of the issues regarding monitoring, evaluating and improving school performance
• Evidence of ability to form professional relationships with both students and colleagues
• Familiarity with developments in the National Curriculum.
• Evidence of the successful application of behaviour management techniques
• Evidence of a willingness and ability to lead extra-curricular provision
• High level of subject knowledge, which provides a basis for teaching up to KS5 level.
• Understanding of how to promote high levels of achievement for all students.
• Knowledge of a variety of approaches to learning and high expectations of young people
• Commitment to adding value beyond the curriculum to the education of young people
• Ability to improve the performance of others

Employee benefits

As a member of the school’s Extended Leadership Team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead a whole-school area of responsibility in anticipation of a future move to a Deputy or Assistant Headteacher role.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 1376 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Helsby High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@helsbyhigh.org.uk

About Helsby High School

School location

Chester Road, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 0HY