Head of Science

Chichester Free School, Chichester, West Sussex


Job details

Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

The person appointed to this post will be expected to teach Science across all abilities from at least
Years 7 to 11. There is currently a need in the department for a Physics specialist, but applications
from any discipline will be considered. The person appointed will also be expected to take a
proactive role in the extra curricular life of the school and to contribute to our focused intervention
The key priorities for the Head of Science in their first 12-24 months will be to:
• develop the Science curriculum for both KS3 and KS4, including looking towards KS2
• lead the department and support them in realising their potential
• develop your creative and innovative practice and that of your students
• engage in rigorous programmes of monitoring and evaluation of the Department’s teaching
and learning with reference to the success criteria as outlined in the plans
• engage with parents, stakeholders and the community
The successful candidate will:
• be a well-qualified, enthusiastic graduate of Science, or complimentary subject
• be a highly-skilled and competent teacher who is energetic and totally committed to the
ethos of the School
• readily establish excellent relationships with both staff and students
• Have an up-to-date awareness of current issues relating to Science teaching, especially the
new curriculum and GCSE requirements
• enjoy pioneering new developments in pedagogy
• embrace the use of new technologies in the classroom
• be skilled in behaviour for learning
• value creating an inspiring learning environment
• explore opportunities to further participation and achievement in their subject, eg debating,
creative writing etc
• possess drive, expertise and enthusiasm
• be well-organised and disciplined when it comes to administrative duties
• possess an optimistic and resilient style when faced with pressure
• be able to communicate well with children and young people, having an understanding of
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people

Essential educational requirements

Educated to honours degree or above in a relevant subject

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Evidence of Professional development
Excellent professional knowledge and understanding
Excellent classroom practitioner who can lead by example, with a knowledge of adjacent phases of education
An understanding of Child protection procedures and a commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children
Models of teaching and learning
Authority and ability to inspire confidence in students, teaching and associate staff and parents alike
Strategies that encourage parents and carers to support their children's learning
The ability to solve problems and make decisions
Teamwork; the ability to work collaboratively with others
Ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of audiences and understand others views
Ability to analyse the full range of evidence,including performance data and external evaluations, to support, monitor and improve
Ability to be creative, innovative and tenacious
High IT skill levels
A deep passion and commitment to school values

Employee benefits

TLR( level to be determined by experience)

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase All Through
School size 995 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Chichester Free School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hr@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk

About Chichester Free School

Chichester Free School is an all through school based in a new site ( including the conversion of a convent) on the out skirts of Chichester. The school currently has approximately 1000 pupils .

School location

Hunston Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1NP