This job expired on 22 March 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    22 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR - £10,712

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will be an approachable and credible individual; with highly developed interpersonal skills; with a can do attitude and a good sense of humour.

You will uphold our school values and ensure you are a role model for staff and students. You will be an excellent teacher, a strategic thinker and a dynamic and an innovative leader, who can plan and implement change effectively.

You will be personable, supportive, a team player and see the value in working collaboratively both within the school and across the trust.

You will be able to build effective relationships with peers, so that your team can look to you for support and guidance. You will embrace diversity, value intellectual curiosity and understand the importance of evidence-based teaching.

What the school offers its staff

  • Commitment to CPD and development of all staff including collaborative support and instructional coaching to allow teachers to thrive
  • A clear curriculum vision and focus on evidence-based practice
  • A commitment to inclusivity and fostering of diversity
  • Values and vision that are lived not laminated
  • An open and honest culture
  • A commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff

Further details about the role

You will lead the development of all aspects of the Science Department including the quality of curriculum, teaching and learning and assessment. You will line manage members of the Science Department and ensure the whole team isempoweredtoimproveanddeveloptheir own practice. You will have an up-to-date knowledge of pedagogicalbest practice in scienceandsupportothers in improving classroom practice. You will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of student progress and raising attainment in science.

As a middle leader you will contribute to the embedding of our wider school values and school improvement priorities, implementing devolved management responsibilities as required.

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About Downend School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1338 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Downend School is an exciting and vibrant learning community where every student is supported to achieve their absolute best and every member of teaching and support staff play their part in creating this ethos. We are proud of the exciting curriculum, outstanding pastoral care and excellent opportunities for enrichment that Downend School provides. Downend School is situated in leafy South Gloucestershire, but is less than 25 minutes away from the heart of the cosmopolitan vibrancy of Bristol City Centre. We offer the benefits not only of working in an exciting and supportive school, but also from being part of Castle School Education Trust.

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