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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000.00 Annually (Actual) From £28,000 based on MPS/UPS Plus TLR 2a of £3017. Salary, dependent upon qualifications and experience

Head of Chemistry job summary

The Head of Department is responsible for all aspects of the work of the curriculum area or areas which form their designated areas of responsibility. The core focus of the Head of Department’s role is raising pupil achievement. Central to this is leading and guiding staff working within the designated curriculum area(s), and, in so doing, fostering an environment within which teaching and learning is the key priority with a desire for it to be of the highest possible quality and each member of the team is able to develop to the full the pupils in our care.

Job Details

Hours of Work:  Full Time

This post pays a Teaching and Learning Responsibility  TLR 2A £3,017 in addition to the salary.

Position Type:  Permanent 

Line Manager:  Head of Science Faculty

Travel Required:   No 

The salary is dependent on current qualifications and experience, please see the attached job description for more information.

We have moved to a newly refurbished building and site in September 2021. In January 2022 our school was judged to be Good in all areas in our most recent Ofsted inspection. We are an ambitious school and are passionate about the education of our students, continuous professional development of all staff and developing our strong partnership with parents and the wider community.

The students attending NSSFC are fantastic. We are a comprehensive school where students are keen to learn and do well. Our policies and support systems ensure high expectations of behaviour and academic success.

Staff development at all levels is important. A varied CPD programme is provided and tailored to personal needs. You will receive support from your team, your line manager and all colleagues within school.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach a variety of Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 classes.

Information about the Science Faculty 

Members of the faculty form a strong and cohesive team. A marked feature of this is the willingness of staff to share resources and experiences, which provides a very supportive framework for teaching.  Electronic schemes of work and lesson plans have been developed by the team and have been widely praised. New members to the team would be expected to contribute fully to the everyday workings of the faculty.

The team

We have two dedicated science technicians who superbly manage the equipment and  the resourcing of the department. We have two specialist science higher level learning support assistants who support lessons and learning across the curriculum. The teaching team includes 12 science teachers, with a balanced blend of biologists, chemists and physicists. The science team is friendly, supportive and works collaboratively to deliver the very best education we can to the students we teach.


From September 2021, the school moved to a new site within Northallerton.  The site provides state of the art learning facilities including an enhanced digital learning environment, new and fully refurbished teaching spaces, large open plan learning resource centre and a newly built sixth form centre for our rapidly expanding sixth form.

All the classrooms are equipped with a computer, an interactive white board and a data projector. Large computer rooms are available to book. 

Key Stages 3 and 4

In KS3 we have written schemes of learning based on the National Curriculum that prepare students for the AQA specification at GCSE. In year 9 we begin to deliver content that is common to both combined science and triple science, to allow students to choose their options during year 9. 

At KS4 we also use AQA specifications, offering the Trilogy pathway to the majority of students. Triple Science is offered when students select their GCSE options and has consistently been a popular option in comparison to other option subjects. 

Key Stage 5/Post-16

We have a broad offering of courses at Key Stage 5 with AQA Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology and OCR Cambridge Technicals Applied Science. The science courses are popular amongst our sixth form with the majority of students choosing to study one or more science courses. 

For further information about the role and an informal chat please contact Mr C Brown, Head of Science Faculty on 01609 773340 or cbrown@arete.uk. 

Application Process

Please complete the online application form to apply for this role. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.  You should use the information supplied with in the Job Description & Person Specification to make the best of your application by identifying some specific pieces of work you may have undertaken in any of these areas. Your application may be viewed in regard to some or all of the skill specific areas over the course of the selection process.  Applications via agencies will not be considered.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

The Areté Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to a safer recruitment process which includes enhanced criminal records and barring checks, scrutiny of employment history, robust referencing and other vetting checks.

Our safeguarding system is underpinned by a range of policies and procedures which encourage and promote safe working practice across the Trust. On joining you will be required to undergo continuous professional development to maintain safe working practice and to safeguard our children and young people.

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About Northallerton School & Sixth Form College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1061 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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