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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 10:17am

  • Date listed

    30 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30000 - £46525 per annum

Head Of Science job summary

Main - Upper Pay Range + A Highly Competitive TLR + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

We are excited to present an exceptional opening for the position of Head of Science at our esteemed Academy. This role entails overseeing the Science subjects, namely Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The primary objective of this position is to provide leadership, inspiration, and support to a talented department, ensuring the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning, ultimately resulting in outstanding outcomes.

The ideal candidate for this role will possess prior experience in leading these subjects or be a skilled science teacher who is prepared to embrace this opportunity for middle leadership. We are seeking an individual who is positive, forward-thinking, and possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively motivate and develop the team. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be a high achiever, consistently setting and maintaining high expectations to drive exceptional results. This post will provide an ideal opportunity for those aspiring for senior leadership in the future.

The successful candidate will lead a highly ambitious department. Operating from a purpose built and well equipped Science block, our team consists of a group of talented specialist teachers and a full-time technician.

We recognise that Science education does not stop when students leave the classroom door. We have a number of strong partnerships with local businesses and other organisations who add to our offer outside of the classroom. These include strong links with our partners at ExxonMobil, who run the local oil refinery. Trips and visits are commonplace. For example, recently a group of our Year 8 students became real-life engineers for the day and were successful in winning the Institution of Engineering and Technology's Faraday Challenge.

We strongly encourage you not to overlook this remarkable opportunity to become a part of our Academy.

New Forest Academy is a successful and popular 11-16 community school adjacent to the New Forest National Park and we are proud to serve the South Waterside community in Hampshire.

Our vision is to enable ambitious futures for all members of our academy community. We strive to ensure that expert teaching of our exciting curriculum allows students from all backgrounds to fulfil their academic potential. We achieve this by sequencing the most important and compelling knowledge backwards from ambitious curriculum aims, and adapting what we teach to our local context. Our passionate team of subject experts deliver chosen content through research-based, best practice approaches. We provide exceptional opportunities to develop the unique interests and talents of our students, and to prepare them for life in modern Britain. Strong relationships and first-class support across the community ensure that students are safe, happy and successful.
If you are successful, you will join a school where all colleagues play their part and contribute to whole school improvement through our distributed leadership model. If you embody these values and have high expectations, you will be very successful working with us.

School visits are welcome, to arrange please contact Jess Mockridge,

The role is due to commence September 2024.

Closing date: 29th June 2024.

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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About The New Forest Academy

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

New Forest Academy is a thriving 11-16 comprehensive academy, educating children of all abilities. Through our business and enterprise specialism we challenge and encourage every child to achieve their full potential not just in terms of academic attainment but also in relation to the many extra-curricular opportunities and community activities that are on offer at the academy.

We are a fully inclusive academy, and believe in nurturing the talents and capabilities of all sections of our community. We continue the excellent work of our feeder schools and provide a huge range of curricular opportunities.

Our recent Ofsted inspection reported that our students enjoy coming to New Forest Academy, which contributes to the calm learning atmosphere you will find around the site. Click here for the Ofsted website and our recent reports.

Our aim is to enable students to leave New Forest Academy appropriately qualified and as mature, caring members of society, with the right level of qualifications.

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