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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 August 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS + TLR 1 + Outer London

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a high-calibre leader for our outstanding Science department.

As a dynamic Head of Science, you will enthuse students through the provision of high-quality teaching and learning, encouraging all students to develop their potential to the full. The successful candidate will be a leader who is passionate about all aspects of Science with a drive to make a difference and maintain our high standards in the department.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding practitioner and inspirational leader;
  • Have a proven track record of success in raising student attainment in Science;
  • Have the ability to foster a love of Science in all our students to engage them in rich and diverseacademic curriculum
  • Be a committed team-player;
  • Fully understand the Science curriculum and have the vision required to raise standards further.

Students at St Andrew appreciate being taught well and enjoy their learning. They expect high standards and like to be challenged and stretched in the classroom. They participate and enjoy taking responsibility across the school. All students are entered for GCSE Science on either a triple or double pathway. Science at Post-16 is one of the key reasons students stay in our sixth form. Science runs Biology, Chemistry and Physics A-level courses. Students benefit from small class sizes and committed, expert teachers.

The successful candidate would be joining the school at an exciting time in our journey. Our state of the art new building is in progress (diggers are visible from our playground) and we are growing our young sixth form. We would like our new HOD Science to drive forward the STEM curriculum and enhance our extra-curricular provision

What the school offers its staff

You will inherit a fantastic team of Scientists, who, as a group, have the Science skill set needed to drive this department to even greater success. You will also benefit from a dedicated Trust Science Adviser who is an invaluable source of support and collaboration for our Head of Department.

Our GCSE results last year were strong with students in Triple Science with 27% and 24% of students gaining a 9 grade in Biology and Physics respectively, and 34% of students earning a 9-8 in Chemistry. On average students taking Double Science have progress well in excess of their target grades. Similarly, students at A Level produced results of which we were very proud; over time a large proportion of A Level Scientists achieve above their target grade, with many going on to study Science at university, including medicine at Oxford.

We are committed to appointing a candidate who will fit well with our staff body and one who will promote the whole school ethos. The candidate must be an excellent classroom practitioner and be able to demonstrate that s/he can play a leadership role across the school. We would welcome applications from candidates leading on one area of science who are looking for career development. If you are confident that you can rise to these challenges, we would encourage you to arrange a visit to the school or a conversation with our Headteacher or Deputy Headteachers Curriculum to find out more about the role and the school.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School

School type
Free School, Greek Orthodox, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
703 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School

Mainstream school with state - free school funding
Secondary with sixth form
Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 19 years

St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School
Building 5
North London Business Park
N11 1BF
United Kingdom

+44 203 195 5444

Arranging a visit to St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@standrewtheapostle.org.uk.

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