This job expired on 30 November 2023

  • Job start date

    25 April 2024

  • Closing date

    30 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 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



Working pattern

Full time: 32.436

Contract type


Pay scale

Main/Upper Teachers' Payscale

Additional allowances

TLR 1.1 £9272

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about school improvement, has an outstanding track record as a teacher of Science, with some evidence of prior leadership experience.

We seek a passionate, enthusiastic and committed Head of Department (Progress Leader) for Science who shares the ambition, aspirations and values of the school. You will need to be a leader and practitioner who consistently delivers high quality teaching with the ability to inspire, engage and motivate students. You will need have excellent communication skills, be ambitious and be able to build teams and lead people. Above all else, you will need to be ‘Dedicated to Excellence’ in all that you do, modelling to staff and students.

What the school offers its staff

Up Holland High School is a happy and harmonious place to be where students are highly-motivated and have the opportunity to be inspired and succeed. Students enjoy Science and as a result, the number of students choosing to study Triple Science in KS4 is above the national average. Students are taught Science by specialist teachers in well–equipped laboratories.

The Science department are a hard-working, supportive and collaborative team who are committed to building on their current strengths. As a Stimulating Physics Network partner school with strong links to the Science Learning Partnership, the Science department have access to regular subject specific CPD. The improvement in teaching and learning is a key aspect of our school improvement plan. We are therefore seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and outstanding teacher of Science to support colleagues within the department to raise standards and outcomes, most notably at KS4. The leadership of the department is supported by two Assistant Progress Leaders and by an Associate Assistant Headteacher with a background in teaching and leading Science Departments.

Commitment to safeguarding

Up Holland High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance, including checks with past employers. Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education online searches will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

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About Up Holland High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
845 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01695 625191

Arranging a visit to Up Holland High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email a.mckernan@upholland.lancs.sch.uk.

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