Head of Science

The Lindfield School, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 0BQ

50 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Grade dependent on experience- qualified teacher MPS to UPS

Head of Science job summary

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a dynamic and innovative Head of Science to lead Science throughout our outstanding school at Key Stages 3 & 4. The curriculum covers Entry Level and Combined Science GCSE. The Head of Science should share good practice and lead by example, promoting high standards in the delivery of lessons within their department. This truly is a unique opportunity to build on an already successful department and develop science with learning and engagement at the core of everything we do. Teachers at The Southfield Trust are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils. You will be confident in directing and utilising support staff within the classroom, in order to create a fun and effective learning environment for our pupils. The ideal candidate will successfully set a vision and targets for pupil success and be confident in using their knowledge and expertise to monitor progress, give regular feedback and encourage our young people to adopt a responsible and conscientious approach to their own work and study. Just as important as academic achievement is the social and emotional development of our pupils. We want our pupils to be successful citizens and positively contribute to their local communities, it will therefore be imperative to provide opportunities to advance these skills. This can be a challenging environment and therefore, determination and resilience are key characteristics for the post. Educated to degree level and/or of Qualified Teacher Status, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an experienced, innovative style of teaching. You will be motivated to help every child reach their potential. If you are passionate about working with students with additional needs, and have the energy, drive and desire to motivate our pupils and ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes, then we welcome your application. This is a permanent full-time post subject to a probationary period of one year. For more information about the school please visit the Trust website: www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

Additional allowances

SEN -£2270 per annum
TLR2 allowance - £2873 per annum

Applying for the job

The teaching post application form, job description person specification can be accessed through the Vacancies tab on our Trust website at www.thesouthfieldtrust.com
We look forward to receiving your application. We do not accept CVs. Your application will be accepted if sent by email to recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com
The Southfield Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Employment will be subject to satisfactory DBS Enhanced clearance and references

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The Lindfield School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
111 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The Southfield Multi Academy Trust consists of three exceptional special schools – The Lindfield School, The South Downs School and Hazel Court School, which provide the best possible educational opportunities for all their learners and their families. The Trust is also currently in an exciting phase of development which includes the opening of a new school, Summerdown School, in the autumn of 2022.

Arranging a visit to The Lindfield School

Visits to the school are encouraged, please email recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com

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