Deputy Head of Science

Springwest Academy, Feltham, TW13 7EF

This job expired on 19 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2022

Job details

Contract type



Main pay range or upper pay spine: £29,915 to £45,766 per year (full-time equivalent)

Deputy Head of Science job summary

We seek to appoint a talented and ambitious teacher to take on the role of Deputy Head of Science. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of great Science teaching that secures excellent outcomes for students. The Science department teaches biology, chemistry and physics at both KS3 and KS4 and is well-resourced. The team is made up of 8 Science teachers and two technicians.

Staff at Springwest Academy collaborate and support each other by sharing great practice and taking a team approach with a focus on collective responsibility. We take staff development very seriously and are a friendly, caring and inclusive school offering a variety of staff benefits such as no after school meetings, a centralised detention system run by SLT, travel loans, a cycle to work scheme and an early finish on a Friday.
The personal development of all our staff is highly valued at Springwest. We hold the highest aspirations for staff and students alike. Support is given to increase your impact through high-quality and well planned professional development. An example of a key benefit we offer is the opportunity to request for the school to contribute 50% towards a professional course. This is in addition to the school’s ongoing CPD programme.

Interested candidates are invited to visit the school before making an application. Contact Terri Reid by email at t.reid@staff.springwestacademy.org or by telephone on 020 8831 3000 to arrange a visit.

What we are looking for

A teacher who:
● is passionate about and committed to enabling all students to fulfil their potential regardless of their starting point;
● has a clear understanding of how students learn;
● will lead by example and support students to achieve the best outcomes;
● has a proven track record of great Science teaching that secures excellent outcomes for students;
● has knowledge and understanding of the subject requirements for Science;
● can lead and manage the development of appropriate syllabi, resources, schemes of work, and teaching and learning strategies;
● has qualified teacher status.

Additional allowances

TLR2b (£4,782)

Early finish every Friday.

Planned non-contact days to allow for marking following assessment periods.

Cycle to work scheme.

Free annual flu jabs.

Interest-free annual season ticket loan up to £3,000 to cover the cost of public travel between home and the workplace.

‘Finder’s fee’ recruitment programme.

On-site day nursery and a preschool (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday) offering discount to our staff.

The Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme is available to all eligible Trust employees.

Paid 'thank you' afternoon for eligible staff.

Employee Assistance Programme offering free & confidential counselling as well as general advice including financial.

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About Springwest Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
963 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0208 831 3007

Who we are

At Springwest, we believe that everyone deserves a great education. We care wholeheartedly about the development of all of our students in order to enable them to achieve their academic potential and to thrive in all aspects of life. We pride ourselves on providing an ambitious, rigorous, knowledge-rich curriculum and introduce students to challenging and thought provoking content from the start of Year 7. In addition to knowledge, we see understanding and memory to be at the heart of learning and therefore students are given opportunities for extended discussions and writing within all of their subjects as well as regular recall quizzes. Our Friday finish of 13:40 is a refreshing way to start the weekend and we encourage all staff to have time for themselves and their families.

Our vision is simple: ‘Great lessons - every period, every day’. We believe that our students deserve an excellent education and we help our teachers to achieve this. Our definition of learning is ‘understanding + memory’ and our CPD centres around this; we provide a supportive environment for staff to talk about learning, develop their teaching and work collaboratively with peers through our coaching programme.

At Springwest, we have established a ‘culture of kindness’, including an emphasis on gratitude and staff wellbeing is certainly a key priority. On a Friday we finish early and encourage all staff to have time for themselves and their families.

Who you are

● You know the difference a good teacher can make to a child's future and are determined to make a difference.
● You believe that establishing strong relationships with students supports their personal development and readiness to learn.
● You work collaboratively and understand that we achieve more by working together.
● You have a relentless focus on the development of your classroom practice and welcome coaching and support.

What we offer

● Department offices, assigned classrooms, staff laptops, cloud technology; we do our utmost to make your job work for your benefit.
● We think differently; take our school day as an example. Our later start of 9:20am for students allows our staff time to plan in the morning, whilst they are fresh. It also responds to the adolescent brain, which is more alert later in the morning.
● Staff meetings take place in the morning; developing our staff is always a priority, it is only right that this takes place at the start of the day, free from the distractions and fatigue of the school day.
● Finish at 1:40pm every Friday and start at 8:50am on Monday and leave your work at school; make the most of your weekend!
● We are a good school (Ofsted 2018) and offer genuine support and guidance to our staff, after all, you are our most important resource.
● A wide range of benefits from flexible working to flu jabs and a lot more in between.

Read more about us and this opportunity now on our website: www.springwestacademy.org

Arranging a visit to Springwest Academy

If you would like to visit the school, please contact Penny Davies (HR) or Terri Reid (Principal's PA) via email: t.reid@staff.springwestacademy.org

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