10 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    25 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

We are looking for an outstanding and inspirational Head of Science to lead a dynamic department and to develop a creative and innovative KS3 & KS4 curriculum. Outcomes for the department are good with 81% achieving 5+ and 38% achieving 7+.

The Head of Department has responsibility for leading their Department, in fostering a love of the subject at every level and promoting it within the school. The successful candidate will ensure high standards of teaching, learning and achievement. They will employ efficient use of resources to meet the needs of individual students and provide students with purpose and enjoyment through creative development of the Science curriculum.

The successful candidate would benefit from a high level of support and become part of this welcoming, thriving and innovative department.

For further details see the Person Specification and Job Description (attached).

Additional allowances

TLR 1b

Applying for the job

Application is by application form with a supporting letter. Your application should take account of the Person Specification. In line with our safer recruitment Policy, we cannot accept C.V.s.

Please return your completed application to recruitment@dorothy-stringer.co.uk. If you have a problem replying electronically please contact the school on 01273 852222.

Dorothy Stringer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the Department of Education Statutory Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1667 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

About Dorothy Stringer School

Dorothy Stringer is a vibrant, stimulating and happy community where it is safe to learn and where everyone can excel both inside and outside the classroom. We are ambitious for our students’ progress and attainment and strive to create an environment that promotes a keen enjoyment of learning.

Today’s students face a world that is changing at an ever-increasing pace and we have a duty to prepare them for their adult lives. We value and promote self-discipline, creativity, independence, self-confidence and the ability to work collaboratively with others.

We work to ensure that all our students achieve their full academic potential. However, we believe that school is not just about academic success: we want our students to thrive and to develop holistically. We are immensely proud of the wide range of opportunities we offer outside the classroom in sport, performance, creativity and service.

We excel at nurturing our students in a safe and happy environment and believe that schools need to care for the emotional wellbeing of their students and understand their personal needs. We have created an atmosphere where students can be themselves and they are known and supported as individuals. Students take pride in our school and in their own achievement as well as in the achievement of others.

We are a community which is based on clear moral values and where there is a sense of belonging and identity. We work hard to develop partnerships with parents and carers and to secure their interest, support and commitment. We aim to be a community to which everyone wants to belong and where all feel respected and valued.

Matt Hillier | Headteacher

School location

Loder Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6PZ

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