Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about shaping young minds and leading them towards a brighter future? Wickersley Partnership Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our team as Head of Science. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced educator to make a significant impact in a thriving educational community.

Main Responsibilities Include:

As the Head of Science, you will fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, ensuring high-quality teaching and effective use of resources to improve standards of learning and achievement for all students. Your key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing policies in line with our commitment to high-quality teaching and learning.
  • Promoting the importance and value of science across our schools.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of science education and using this understanding to contribute to the school's development plan.
  • Promoting holistic development and British values through science education.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to ensure the curriculum meets the diverse needs of all students, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Integrating careers education into the science curriculum.
  • Liaising with feeder primary schools to facilitate a smooth transition to secondary school.

Leading the Curriculum:

You will lead the development and review of the science curriculum, ensuring it is well-sequenced to promote pupil progress. Additionally, you will oversee curriculum implementation and assessment to ensure positive learning outcomes for all students.

Leading and Managing Staff:

As Head of Science, you will establish an effective team, provide support to staff, and monitor teaching and learning to ensure excellence in science education. You will also facilitate professional development opportunities and manage day-to-day operations within the department.

Efficient and Effective Deployment of Resources:

You will manage resources, including textbooks and budget allocation, to enhance the learning experience. Additionally, you will create a stimulating learning environment and prepare resources for remote learning as needed.

What the school offers its staff

We’re Wickersley Partnership Trust (WPT) - a multi-academy trust with eight primary schools, five secondary schools, one sixth form and one Central Team under our umbrella.We’re dotted across Rotherham, South Yorkshire with one school based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

At WPT, students are at the heart of everything we do, and we aim to send all children into an ever-changing world, able and qualified to play their full part in it. To give them the best educational experience possible, we recognise the importance of investing in and supporting our colleagues. And that starts with finding the right person for the job!

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About The Gainsborough Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
700 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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The Gainsborough Academy is an inclusive and aspirational Academy based in the Lincolnshire town of Gainsborough, easily accessible from the M18, M180 and A1 motorway networks. We occupy a state of the art building with extensive grounds, learning and recreational facilities which are designed to inspire pupils and staff alike. At the Gainsborough Academy we are passionate about education and have a belief that all students regardless of their ability and background, deserve choice and opportunity.

We are working with Wickerlsey Partnership Trust. An outstanding Trust based in Rotherham.

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