Director of Science
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Job start date
1 September 2023
24 March 2023 at 9am
14 March 2023
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4
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- View all Full timejobs - In accordance with the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document full time teachers are required to be available for work for up to 1265 hours of directed time over 195 days. In addition, you shall work such additional hours as are necessary to effectively fulfil your professional duties.
- DMAT Leadership scale 5-8 depending on experience and impact
What skills and experience we're looking for
Uses a range of strategies and techniques, to enhance your own and others effectiveness; motivating others to succeed through your leadership/work.
Always leads by example; models high standards and expectations at all times.
Able to evidence consistently strong student outcomes in your own teaching.
Some experience of leading an aspect of work; evidencing improved outcomes.
The ability to effectively and efficiently interpret and correlate a range of data streams, drawing summative conclusions which are then acted upon.
Set up and monitored effective departmental systems.
Improved outcomes for disadvantaged students.
A detailed understanding and experience of the science curriculum and examinations.
Knowledge of evidence informed practice in relation to student progress and outcomes.
A secure knowledge and understanding of pedagogy that leads to effective learning.
Involve and inspire a range of stakeholders to support your leadership.
Sets out vision and pathways to achieving this within teams led.
Evidence of being able to successfully blend strategic planning and operational work to achieve goals.
Evidence of effective evaluating of the impact of actions taken.
A range of interventions that lead to accelerated progress being made by learners.
Uses direct and indirect influence to gain support, build alliances and secure support before presenting proposals or making decisions.
Resolves even the most challenging conflict in a calm, restrained way leading to issues being successfully managed..
Implements appropriate decisions that lead to improvement, even if difficult.
Responds positively when faced with personal criticism or setbacks, maintaining a sense of perspective.
Has significant capacity and resilience.
Able to manage time well.
What the school offers its staff
Opportunities to develop in role and promotion for staff with the zest and desire to progress in their career.
The opportunity to work with amazing young people and colleagues who are passionate about what they do.
A happy school; relationships are very strong between staff and students.
Strong ‘can do’ team ethos in departments and across the school.
Higher non-contact ratio than most schools. MPR staff teach 42 out of 50 lessons across a two week time-table, ECTs teach 38.
Health, well-being and work-life balance are extremely important to us. All staff are part of a health insurance scheme, having access to a range of support from external agencies and a free flu vaccination. We are always reviewing and seeking to add additional benefits for staff.
A fabulous modern and light working environment on a spacious site with on-site parking and rail and bus links close by.
At Durrington High School we expect all of our students to participate in a high quality learning experience, every lesson. In order to allow teachers to focus their time, efforts and energy on this, we have put the following in place:
You will be working alongside people who are at the forefront of educational development, nationally and internationally. We are proud to be one of only thirty three Research Schools in the country.
We have a rich programme of CPD activities happening across the school that will allow you to engage at a level that suits you.
We are keen to develop staff as leaders and there are a variety of programmes and opportunities to support this.
We take a pragmatic approach to feedback / marking focussing on what is most useful and manageable.
Written student reports are not lengthy sections of prose; they are grades.
No graded lesson observations.
Further details about the role
To lead the school strategy to improve further the outcomes in science in all year groups, securing best value from staff deployment, shaping the focus of their practice and most importantly ensuring the right students are supported in the right way
To lead teacher development across the science team, including SPDS and instructional coaching, with a view to embedding high quality evidence-informed teaching.
To lead the work of the senior technician and the technician team to ensure the smooth running of practical science and the health and safety of other members of staff and students.
Plan, implement and evaluate a curriculum that is rigorous, coherent and well-sequenced.
Embed high quality formative and summative assessment approaches and then use this to shape teaching and plan appropriate interventions.
To be creative in your approach, analyse and shape the use of the best practice from outside of the school, alongside your own and that of existing science staff.
To take every possible opportunity to raise the profile of science in and outside of the school.
To be a visible and effective leader, having the rigour and determination to succeed showing strong emotional resilience.
Actively use a range of data (both progress and wider school related) to analyse the overall impact of your own and other leaders both in terms of strategy, outcomes and behaviour.
To actively contribute to and support the strong team ethic which already exists within the curriculum leader team.
To effectively work with the leaders of maths and English to ensure highest grades for students at all levels across the core subjects.
Commitment to safeguarding
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About Durrington High School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- Education phase
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- School size
- 1602 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
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Durrington High School is part of Durrington Multi Academy Trust (DMAT) and is a large and oversubscribed school with 1650 students on roll in years 7 to 11. Within the Durrington Multi Academy Trust, we place high regard on recruiting and retaining excellent staff to ensure all students achieve beyond their best. Durrington High School has a sustained track record of improvement for over a decade and we want to continue getting better. We are proud of our school and are always relentless in our efforts to give our students the very best education they deserve.
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