Director of Learning - Science

Mascalls Academy, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT

Deadline is today

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2022

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Working pattern

Contract type



Leadership scale, commensurate with experience

Director of Learning - Science job summary

Mascalls Academy has a rare and truly exciting opportunity to appoint an exceptional candidate to join and lead our department. We are looking for a Director of Learning - Science for September 2022 and warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about Science and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress.

As DoL Science, you will be responsible for securing the best possible outcomes for our students. We expect them to be challenged, to be inspired and to achieve. You would become a part of a hardworking and passionate team of staff in an academy characterised by high aspirations, academic excellence and exemplary behaviour. Success is achieved through teamwork and subject teams work closely together to share resources and ideas. We are looking for an experienced practitioner who is passionate about their subject, transferring knowledge in a creative and efficient way as we truly believe that learning never stops.

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

An excellent leader who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge within the science remit
Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships
Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential
Energetic and have a can-do attitude
Confident and has strong career aspirations
Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the Academy
Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject​​​​​​​

What we are offering:

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Mascalls Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

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About Mascalls Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1216 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Lorraine Hughes, PA and Office Manager - Visits will be hosted by Will Monk, Principal or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Lorraine Hughes in the first instance.

Application closing date: Monday 16th May 2022
Selection activity date(s): Friday 20th May 2022

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Elene Redelinghuys (LAT Talent Team) on or 01634 412 273.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.​​​​​​​

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