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  • Start date details

    April or September 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 December 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR £13,000

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Head of Science to join our school in April or September 2023.

The ability to teach GCSE Combined Science is essential. The ability to teach GCSE and A Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics would be an advantage.

The post would suit an exceptional Second in Department who is looking to take the next step in their career or an existing Head of Science with the skills and expertise to lead a department to become outstanding.

Science has always been a successful and valued subject within our school and we offer GCSE Combined Science, GCSE Physics, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Biology, A-Level Physics, A-Level Biology. A-Level Chemistry and BTEC L3 courses.

What the school offers its staff

Culture and Benefits

  • Our goal is to strip away the unnecessary and focus on the important stuff – making our schools the best possible environments for our young people.
  • No expectation or belief that getting to school early or staying late is the only way of showing you’re working hard. All staff work in a way that suits them, making sure that they have time for themselves and their loved ones.
  • No lesson observation gradings, no showcase lessons, no tick sheet approach – focus on culture of typicality and always work at developing a positive and inclusive culture of support and challenge.
  • No expectations to answer emails out of school working hours.
  • Open door senior leadership across the organisation – no issue is ever too small to discuss if it’s important to you.
  • A strong focus on mental health and wellbeing – staff with responsibility for ensuring that there are resources and signposting for any staff that need support.
  • In house leadership development programmes
  • SSLP Star of the Term – The winning member of staff will be presented with a £50 voucher for a local restaurant / pub.
  • Every member of staff in each school is entitled to 2 x wellbeing half days.


  • No need or expectation to write lesson plans in a particular format.
  • An assessment and marking policy which significantly reduces workload by moving from “marking” culture to an effective assessment culture.
  • A goal of ensuring that there is no more than one cover lesson per half term, less if possible.
  • Data will never be asked for twice in different contexts.
  • Maximum 3 data collection points per year group.
  • If a new policy or practice is introduced we will strive to take away something old, ensuring that we review everything we do annually.
  • Consultation on key policies.

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About Codsall Community High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1097 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01902 907560

Codsall Community High School is a vibrant, exciting and dynamic learning environment which embodies the value we place on working with our students to achieve the very best outcomes for each and every one. We are very proud of our focus on staff and student wellbeing; driven in our aims and ambitions to build on our success in a supportive and friendly environment. The health and wellbeing of our staff is a priority; with an open-door senior leadership policy, a comprehensive new staff / NQT support programme, celebration of staff who go the extra mile and in-house pathways programmes for aspiring future leaders. We are a high achieving school, providing education to students from years 9 to 13, with our results placing us amongst the highest performing state schools in the country. Through our committed staff, dedicated Governors and supportive parents, we continue to flourish.

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