This job expired on 15 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    15 October 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    8 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and suitably experienced teacher to lead our well established and successful Science Department. We are looking for someone with an ability to stimulate curiosity and interest in Science, who is prepared to give their full commitment. The Head of Science role is a key middle management position at our innovative and growing school and acts to form coherence and consistency across the individual sciences by leading and inspiring colleagues. The role promotes science and STEM within the school community and beyond, ensuring that our pupils have an exciting, innovative and forward-looking provision.

All science subjects are taught separately in Years 7-11. From Year 9, pupils commence their Science GCSEs topics (Foundation year) following the AQA Combined Science specification. From Year 10 students can take either Separate Science route in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or the Combined Science option. At Post 16 A level, Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught using the AQA Specification and BTEC Applied Science Level 3 is also a popular option.

The Science department has state of the art facilities with eight well-equipped laboratories and two preparation rooms. There are weekly science activity and revision clubs offered after school, as well as other enrichment opportunities for pupils.

This is an exciting time to join our community. The school is taking ‘effective action’ (Ofsted 2019, 2020 and 2021) to secure its next Good Ofsted judgement, and has recently appointed a new Headteacher, who alongside the governing body, are working to ensure that excellence is at the heart of everything we do. The school has recently co-created a new school vision, values and motto to inspire excellence and character. The staff and governing body are genuinely excited about the future of the school and appointing a forward thinking, team player to contribute to its rapid school improvement journey.

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1193 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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About Chace Community School

About Chace Community School

Chace is a popular, mixed 11 – 19 comprehensive community school situated on a nine acre single site in central Enfield, welcoming students of all abilities. Over 45 home languages are spoken by our students who bring a rich cultural diversity to Chace. We have a very successful, popular Sixth Form, with significant numbers of Chace students going on to further and higher education and students joining our 6th form from other schools.
From the moment students arrive at Chace, our aim is to provide an experience of excellence; one that will change their lives and inspire them to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Through our investment in an ambitious and engaging curriculum, strong discipline and inspiring teaching, our students can achieve our school motto of ‘excellence has no limits’. We are proud of every student and believe that each one of them can achieve. Staff will never cap a student’s potential, instead they push them beyond what they ever thought they were capable of.

This ambition enables our students to excel, not only in their education at Chace, but in the opportunities that they pursue when they leave.
We have well equipped and well maintained specialist rooms in all areas of the curriculum and are particularly proud of our facilities for Science; Technology (Textiles, Food Technology, Graphics, Resistant Materials, CADCAM, Engineering and Computing); Music; PE (gymnasium, weight training room and a large Sports Hall); Art (including Photography), Drama and Sixth Form facilities. There is shared community use in the evening and at weekends as part of our commitment to extending learning at Chace and working with the community.

We ensure that all students have access to excellent, challenging learning opportunities and provide a relevant, coherent, learning experience for all students, supported by regular home learning. We are committed to providing a broad, balanced curriculum so that all students can build on prior learning and whilst ensuring there is a breadth of courses for students to specialise in at Key Stage 3 and 4.

In Years 7-9 all students follow the National Curriculum (Key Stage 3): English, Maths, Science, Technology including Computing, Art, Music, Drama, PE, History, Geography, RE and French or Spanish. Lifeskills, including Careers, Enterprise, Health and Sex Education, Study Skills and Citizenship, supports the curriculum and prepares students to be successful independent learners, able to make informed choices within a framework which explores moral, spiritual and personal development. In Year 7, tutor groups are organised into 7 mixed ability classes.

At Chace developing the whole child is also important. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities before school, during lunchtime and after school. Our curriculum beyond the classroom caters for a wide range of interests and gives students a chance to experience and learn new things, socialise with others and have fun. Students have multiple opportunities throughout their Chace journey to enjoy visits to galleries, theatres, field studies, zoos, museums, and trips abroad to widen their experiences. Our students also attend conferences and university visits to raise ambition and aspiration.

To achieve excellence, our starting point is to ensure every child has a sense of belonging - is able to bring their ‘whole self’ to school, leading to positive mental health and well-being. This is achieved through excellent pastoral care and support. At Chace we pride ourselves on every child being known by multiple members of staff and being known well by their Form Tutor who plays an imperative role in ensuring the highest level of pastoral care and support on a daily basis. In addition, our students with additional needs are known, not only by their teachers, but also by our Student Progress staff, who ensure their needs are fully met.
‘Pupils are appreciative of the help their teachers give them with areas of difficulty, both in lessons and in additional sessions’ Ofsted
We are proud of our school improvement journey and that every member of staff is inspired through high expectations and resilience to achieve excellence.

What can we offer you?

• the opportunity to work with excellent students and a supportive team throughout
the school.

• a positive, welcoming and diverse community to work in.

• a dedicated staff who are enthusiastic and who want the best for our students.

• a supportive Governing Body and Local Partnership Schools.

• a well-resourced school.

• a salary package commensurate with the size of the school.

• a CPD package tailored to suit your stage of career development.

• an ambitious working environment, in a North London suburb, 10.1 miles from Central
London, and on the borders of Hertfordshire and Essex.

Diversity and Equality Statement

Chace Community School is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, in particular underrepresented groups to apply.

Safeguarding Statement

All schools in Enfield are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work in our schools is expected to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including satisfactory enhanced criminal records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring service.

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Churchbury Lane, Enfield, EN1 3HQ

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