This job expired on 7 January 2024

  • Closing date

    7 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 November 2023

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Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Director of Science job summary

Director of Science

Location: Accrington

Contract Type: Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent

Closing Date: 7th January 2024

Start date: Post Easter or sooner if available

Shortlisting: 8th January 2024

Interviews: January 2024

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding leader as Director of Science. We are looking for an experienced individual who has a proven track record of outstanding departmental leadership and can demonstrate significant impacts in this core subject area. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated and enthusiastic individual to lead our thriving Science Department which consists of 11 teachers.

As Director of Science, you will be an outstanding teacher and leader. You will understand what makes first-rate educational provision and demonstrate a clear commitment to the school and its wider community. Your experience and enthusiasm for education will inspire and challenge the staff and students you work with.

The Science Department is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning for all students and the post represents an ideal opportunity to work in a positive and supportive environment. We have strong links with STEM Science and the United Learning Science Advisors Team

What we offer:

  • A knowledge rich curriculum, built on ‘powerful knowledge’ and a traditional T&L approach built around Rosenshine and TLAC
  • Huge support and progression opportunities, as part of the largest Academy Trust in England
  • United Learning Pay Scales, above the national benchmarks
  • A variety of discounted services from supporting your wellbeing, to a car lease scheme and access to Perk Box
  • Free Gym membership
  • Collaborative planning with centralised shared units of work and resources, developed by Trust subject specialist’s
  • Excellent support from United Learning central team colleagues
  • A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – no onerous marking policies
  • Disruption-free learning and a ‘warm/strict’ behaviour system
  • Highly visible and supportive senior leaders
  • Three extra INSET days to support your wellbeing
  • Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities
  • Opportunity to complete NPQs and Trust Leadership Programmes

What we are looking for:

  • Highly effective professionals with excellent knowledge in their area of expertise, who can deliver exceptional outcomes
  • Professionals who are aligned to our TEAM values and school ethos
  • Professionals who passionately believes that all children can achieve, no matter what their starting point, background or needs
  • Professionals who are committed to continually improving their teaching and learning for their benefit of our students

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Accrington Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1090 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

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