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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    11 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 1.0FTE

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12 months

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Bridge Academy Trust are looking to recruit an experienced, outstanding practitioner to cover the role of Excellence Leader - Science for the duration of one year (Maternity Cover) from 1st January 2024. The role is available to teachers or leaders of Science.

The successful candidate will be expected to complete a variety of roles including the delivery of high quality lessons in one of our Bridge Academy Trust schools and undertaking the role of an Excellence Leader in their specialist subject area.

Candidates do not have to be a current Middle Leader to apply for this role.

The successful candidate will be part of the Central School Improvement Team, with a central contract rather than one linked to a specific school. Teaching deployment will be dependent on the needs of Bridge Academy Trust secondary schools at the time of the appointment.


-To develop the sustainable leadership skills of identified subject leads within the trust

-To support the development of a named subject area across Bridge Academy Trust at secondary level (11 – 19)

-To support the Subject Leaders to ensure excellent outcomes (& progress) for all schools (pupils) within Bridge Academy Trust, with specific focus on those schools deemed to be ‘at risk’ of not achieving a high quality of education provision

-To be a positive ambassador for Bridge Academy Trust

-To be a critical professional friend to the schools, helping Senior Leadership

-Assist in the evaluation of school performance, identify priorities for improvement and plan effective change

What the school offers its staff

Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form is an ambitious inclusive 11-19 mixed comprehensive school that places the journey of the child at the centre of everything we do.

Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form is part of the Bridge Academy Trust: Our core purpose at Bridge Academy Trust is to provide high quality continuity of every child’s journey through education from 3 to 19, with a strong sense of ‘community’. We have a community and school-led school improvement approach, with a long-term sustainable strategy.

Commitment to safeguarding

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful, an enhanced DBS check would be sought. The Bridge Academy Trust welcomes applications from those of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnic groups.

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About Bridge Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust

Bridge Academy Trust: a collegiate and collaborative Trust, where, first and foremost, each school is a place of (high quality) learning, where young people ENJOY, ENRICH & ACHIEVE. The core purpose is to provide high quality continuity of every child’s journey through education from 3 to 19, with a community and school-led school improvement approach and long-term sustainable strategy.

Arranging a visit to Bridge Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@bridgeacademytrust.org.

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