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Director of Science

Mascalls Academy, Tonbridge, Kent

Job details

Job role Leadership
Subject Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership scale (competitive, commensurate with experience)

Job summary

Leigh Academies Trust is now recruiting for the Director of Learning for Science at Mascalls Academy who will join us in January 2021; a truly rare departmental leadership opportunity within a very successful academy. This is a high profile post with our academy alongside the Directors of Maths and English; a core group who are the first to contribute to our continued success and direction alongside our school leadership team. The position suits both those already experienced in leading a department as well as those looking for the next step.

Overseeing existing TLR holders you will be responsible for securing the best possible outcomes for our students. We expect all of our students to be challenged, to be inspired and to achieve beyond expectation; this will be your focus. We expect the Director of Science to support the further development of a positive culture and ethos where every child is expected to do well and their progress is supported every step of the way.

Our successful candidate will be a talented and highly motivated leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders. You will be leading a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential. We are looking for an exceptional professional who can demonstrate leadership and excellent management skills, and a proven track record of success in raising standards within the Science subject area, preferably in a non-selective setting. This is an exciting time to join our academy and the Science Department. The successful applicant will be a key member of the academy leadership and will model our challenge wheel pedagogy. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Click here to view the full Recruitment Pack.​​​​​​​

Applying for the job

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. Suitable and interested candidates are invited to complete an online application detailing why they are suitable for the role. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to submit your application. If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Elene Redelinghuys (LAT Talent Team) on elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1262 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Mascalls Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email talent@latrust.org.uk

About Mascalls Academy

We wish to hear from you if you really want to change our education world and are:

An excellent teacher with a record of outstanding leadership.
Collaborative and can build strong professional relationships.
Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential.
Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude.
Someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher and throughout the academy.
Confident and aspire to senior leadership.
Committed to the happiness and well-being of everyone at the academy.
In return, you will receive:

A salary commensurate with the profile of the post.
Fast track programme to leadership through our LAT career path.
Significantly reduced teaching time.
Allocation of leadership days to develop strategic planning.
No expectation to take an advisory group, giving a further 2½ hours per week to develop pupil achievement.
The opportunity to work laterally across a number of Leigh Academies Trust academies to benchmark best practice and to be involved in teaching and learning innovation.
Opportunity to work with the Trust Director of Improvement to develop the wider science strategy within our highly successful multi-academy trust.
Complimentary tea and coffee in the staff room everyday - made for you at break times!
Free use of a staff gym.
A thriving social and community ethos.

Arranging a visit to the academy: On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Elene Redelinghuys (Trust Recruitment Co-ordinator) - elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk. Visits will be offered in September 2020, and social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines.

Application and Selection Process: 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. Suitable and interested candidates are invited to complete an online application detailing why they are suitable for the role. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to submit your application. If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Elene Redelinghuys (LAT Talent Team) on elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk.

Application closing date: Monday 21st September 2020
Interview dates: Week commencing Monday 28th September 2020

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

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.

Arranging a visit to Mascalls Academy

On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Elene Redelinghuys (Trust Recruitment Co-ordinator) - elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk. Visits will be offered in September 2020, and social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines.

School location

Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT