Head of Science

Avonbourne Girls Academy, Bournemouth, Dorset

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Job details

Subject General Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Highly Competitive

Job description

The role

Do you want to lead a large, thriving Science team on to the next stage of its development?

It is a very exciting time to join Avonbourne Academies and play a role in the transformational journey we are currently undergoing.

The Science department at Avonbourne Academies has a range of excellent facilities and is housed across two sites. Every teacher has an equipped laboratory to teach in, as well as access to two science work/ social rooms specifically for staff. The science team has various different specialisms and consists of teachers, technicians, and a senior leadership team member. Students are taught up to A level in all three science disciplines as part of the on site Sixth Form provision; United Sixth Form. For Key Stage 3, students follow the United Learning Science curriculum. They then progress on to either AQA Trilogy Combined Science, or Separate Sciences GCSE courses for KS4.

This is a superb opportunity for an ambitious teacher, and excellent preparation for senior leadership.

The academies are part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Avonbourne Boys’ Academy, Avonbourne Girls’ Academy and Avonwood Primary all joined United Learning on the 1st August 2019. Avonbourne Girls’ Academy is currently graded as ‘Good’ by OFSTED. Avonbourne Boys’ Academy is a new academy and came into existence on the 1st August 2019. Harewood College, the predecessor school, was previously placed in Special Measures in February 2019.

We believe that all of the academies will provide an excellent education for all students by 2022. We are looking for someone that shares this belief and passionately believes that all children can achieve, no matter what their starting point, background or needs.

The academies are all located together on the same campus in East Bournemouth. The campus is also home to United Sixth Form, a vibrant sixth form that provides a United Learning sixth form experience to students from across the United Learning Bournemouth and Poole cluster, as well as other external students.

The academies benefit from working very closely with Avonwood, Carter, Glenmoor, Winton and United Sixth Form Academies, as part of the United Learning Bournemouth and Poole cluster. We work as a team and achieve more, by sharing, than any single school could.

We are values-driven and our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives. Our most important purpose is to teach young people things they would not learn outside school which empower them. We believe that ‘Knowledge Is Power’. We believe in teaching through explicit/direct instruction (Rosenshine and Engelmann) and utilising TLAC 2.0 techniques. Our mission is to bring out ‘the best in everyone’. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We also believe in ‘Education with Character’ – we want young people to look back on a schooling that has inspired and challenged them, given them wide opportunity and prepared them for the ups and downs of life. We are driven by ‘REACH’ values: Respect, Enthusiasm, Ambition, Confidence and Hardwork.

We value our staff highly, and treat workload very seriously. Our systems are high leverage, ensuring you can really focus on your core purpose – teaching, in a sustainable way, unhindered by bureaucracy or poor behaviour.

About You

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be:

A Science teacher with an excellent track record
Aligned to our values and mission. If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will love working here
Someone who passionately believes that all children can achieve, no matter what their starting point, background or needs. Someone that does not make excuses for what children can achieve.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified teacher status.
Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification.

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status.
Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification.

Essential skills and experience

A Science teacher with an excellent track record
Aligned to our values and mission. If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will love working here
Someone who passionately believes that all children can achieve, no matter what their starting point, background or needs. Someone that does not make excuses for what children can achieve.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase All Through
School size 1367 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Avonbourne Girls Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@avonbourneacademy.org.uk

School location

Harewood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6NY