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Director of Science

The Marches School, Oswestry, Shropshire

Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Director of Science to join our successful team. We are seeking an innovative and motivational leader with excellent subject knowledge and the desire and commitment to raise achievement of students at all levels. The requirement will be to teach Science across KS3, KS4 and KS5. We are looking for a passionate and inspirational professional who would enjoy working in an exciting and rewarding environment and are prepared to contribute fully to school life.

In the Science Department we have:
• Well-equipped classrooms with a variety of interactive facilities
• An enthusiastic and supportive department team
• Hard working students and strong home/school partnerships
• A range of technology to enhance teaching and learning

The Marches is a thriving school, dedicated to ensuring students feel fully supported in all that they do. Learning radiates well beyond the classroom, with a vast array of extra-curricular activities, trips and educational visits taking place each term. Facilities at the school are exceptional, providing students with access to state of the art ICT equipment, extensive sports facilities and fully equipped classrooms.

At The Marches School we can offer:
• An ‘Outstanding’ curriculum offering students a strong core entitlement in English, Mathematics and Science
• A full extra-curricular programme with opportunities for enrichment activities for all
• An excellent opportunity for continued personal development through our Talent Pathway
• A wide range of staff benefits
• Excellent resources and facilities
• An enthusiastic and supportive team of staff, parents and governors
• Laptops and additional benefits for all teachers

The Marches School is a successful, forward-thinking 11-18 Academy, with 1,420 students currently on roll. Located in the attractive border town of Oswestry, the school enjoys a semi-rural location, within walking distance of the town centre. In 2013, The Marches opened its doors to the school's first ever Sixth Formers and now delivers a broad range of A-Levels and boasts modern, spacious Sixth Form Facilities.

There will be an opportunity, for those interested in applying, to visit the school. If you would like to arrange a convenient date and time to attend, or if you have any other queries, please email Sally Wilmot, Deputy Headteacher at: wilmot.s@mmat.co.uk

Interviews will be held on Thursday 27th February 2020.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

Degree level (or equivalent) qualification


Essential qualifications

QTS (Secondary age range)

Further professional qualification e.g. Leadership Pathways, NPQSL

Essential skills and experience

Teaching in comprehensive school(s) across the age and ability range.
Motivating students and enabling them to enjoy learning.
Involvement in the development of curriculum materials.
Involvement in the administration of a department.
Experience of leadership and management.
Evidence of implementing change with impact on outcomes and engagement.
Set standards for staff and students by personal example of hard work and charismatic teaching.
Show commitment to meeting the needs of students.
Lead staff in an informed and sensitive manner.
Initiate curriculum planning.
Involve staff in the process of curriculum development and assessment for learning.
Set targets for staff, and help them to evaluate their work in a way that develops their confidence.
See tasks undertaken through to completion.
Ability to use ICT effectively to promote high quality teaching.

Experience of an integrated or creative curriculum
Evidence of CPD to enhance leadership skills

Employee benefits

Excellent salary + TLR1b

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1437 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Marches School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email wilmot.s@mmat.co.uk

About The Marches School

School location

Morda Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2AR