• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    18 March 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    1 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Salary (FTE): 7 - £49,019.00 to 11 - £54,091.00

Job summary

Garforth Academy are looking to appoint a Head of Department - Science to join our academy in September 2021.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the dedication, vision and drive to lead and inspire. You will provide high quality leadership and management commensurate with the needs of the academy and the Delta Academies Trust group.

Responsible for:

Line management of department staff.
All department resources and budget.
Supervision and progress of students in allocated classes.
Supervision of work of any classroom support staff during times they are allocated to classes.

Required for September 2021
Application Closes: 18/03/2021 12:00
Interview Date: To be advised
Job Length: Permanent
Weeks of work: 52
Days of work: 5
Hours of work: 32.5
Responsible to: Principal

Employee benefits

Continuous professional development
We want you to grow and develop with us. To help you to continue to improve, we offer a range of opportunities for networking and CPD to support your chosen career path whether this is progressing in your leadership role by completing NPQML or NPQH, training to teach with School Direct, completing an Apprenticeship or simply keeping ahead of the latest trends in your field.

All of our people have access to online training resources allowing you to pick from a wide range of training including data protection, safeguarding, fire safety, preventing bullying and health and safety.

Industry leading employee assistance program
We want to take care of you. All of our people can access a leading support helpline, advice and services to talk through any personal or professional concerns on legal, health, financial, wellbeing and other issues.

Company pension scheme
We understand the importance of preparing for your retirement. All of our people are enrolled into either the Teacher’s Pension Scheme (teachers) or the Local Government Pension Scheme (support staff) with both schemes providing three times salary life assurance cover for that peace of mind. If you don’t want to be a member, you can opt-out.

Flexible opportunities
Time off to spend with your family and friends and pursuing your hobbies is important. We provide flexible opportunities for part time, job share and term time only roles across the Trust.

For those who work all year round, we provide a minimum of 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, with additional days added after five years’ service, so that you can take time to relax and recharge.

Occupational sick pay
For those times when you are not well enough to be with us, we provide occupational sick pay to help you financially. One less thing to worry about.

Occupational maternity/paternity/adoption pay
When new arrivals join your family, we want you to spend time together and provide occupational pay (subject to qualifying criteria) in addition to statutory payments to support you during the important early days.

We realise that every day costs are increasing and this can create financial pressures. We provide a range of discounts for supermarkets, high street stores, cinemas, days out and much more, to help your salary go further.

Cycle scheme*
We want our people to be fit and well, both physically and mentally and encourage physical exercise to support this. We offer a cycle scheme to enable you to save money when purchasing a bicycle, with payments deducted from your salary each month.

Car lease scheme*
Our students need our people to be able to get to work reliably every day and we’d like you to do this in the most environmentally friendly way. To help, we offer a range of vehicles through a car leasing scheme with payments deducted from your salary each month.

Technology scheme*
We want our people to be able to access a range of technology to enhance their connectivity to knowledge. We offer a technology scheme to enable you to purchase a wide variety of technology including tablets, laptops and fitness watches with affordable payments deducted from your net salary each month.

*Restrictions apply to ensure minimum earnings maintained

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1890 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About Garforth Academy

Garforth Academy is a vibrant and exciting place to learn. We welcome the opportunity of shaping and developing the minds of our young people, as they move through such a pivotal phase in their lives. We aim not just to educate our young people, but also to enrich, guide and support them to ensure that by the time they have completed their education with us, that they are fully prepared and equipped to enter the competitive world of work or further studies. We promote independent learning and aim to empower students as they face new challenges. We will provide them with the knowledge, skills and resilience to achieve the highest possible standards academically, socially and personally.

We have a hugely talented and committed staff team, with a range of well-qualified and dedicated professionals to ensure that our curriculum, guidance, care and support meet the different needs of every individual at the Academy. We pride ourselves on our high expectations and encourage all students to be happy, ambitious, well organised, caring and supportive of each other. Our pastoral care system underpins this success with its clear expectations and guidelines. We enjoy celebrating the successes of our students on a weekly basis, through the many reward systems and extra-curricular opportunities on offer.

Our ethos is fundamental to Garforth Academy. Every student will be asked to immerse themselves in ‘Our 10 Core Values’; values that the Academy feels all students should demonstrate throughout their daily routines, and are essential to being part of a community. We want our students to be the best they can possibly be, engage proactively with their community, be responsible, think of others, develop interests both academic and non-academic and be prepared for ‘life in the real world’.

Garforth Academy enjoys the many benefits of being a member of the Delta Academies Trust. This link allows good practice, resources and expertise to be easily shared between schools in the group and allows us to offer a wider range of learning experiences, extra-curricular actives and support as a result.

We pride ourselves on positive relationships with our parents/carers. We recognise the effectiveness of strong collaboration and expect all parties to fully support the learning and development of our young people, including the high standards of behaviour both in the Academy and out in the local community. We believe that by working together we can ensure success for every individual and that every young person can fulfil his or her potential.

School location

Lidgett Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 1LJ

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