Head of Science Faculty

Lord Grey Academy, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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Job details

Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £48,808 to £53,857

Job summary

HEAD OF SCIENCE FACULTY
TLT LEADERSHIP SCALE L8 – L12
L8 – L12 (£48,808 - £53,857)
We require for September 2020 a Head of Science Faculty.
We are seeking to appoint an energetic and inspirational classroom practitioner who can lead our Science Faculty
team. Considerable experience in the area of Science is essential.
The successful candidate will have proven track record in Science and will be an excellent team player and
communicator.
The successful candidate:
 will have a strong commitment to teaching and learning in Science
 will be an effective classroom practitioner committed to raising standards for all students
 will be able to teach Science at all Key Stages
 will be fully committed to enabling all students to achieve well and make good progress
 the drive and determination to motivate colleagues and students
 a creative and energetic approach to teaching and management
 good organisational skills
 the ability to lead and develop a team of teachers
 the vision to develop the courses currently offered
 open to change, new ideas and innovation
Why choose Lord Grey Academy?
 Culture of high expectations and a strong belief that all can achieve
 Very clear routines for learning so that teachers can teach and students can learn
 Culture of support and feedback for staff
 Highly visible student-centred Leadership Team
 Positive, supportive and friendly colleagues
 Weekly CPD and regular opportunities to benefit from working with other schools in the Trust.
The right candidate will be totally aligned to our values of encouraging all students to be ambitious,
determined, independent, respectful and successful and completely committed to promoting our mantra of
Lord Grey Can!
A lesson observation and a formal interview will form the selection criteria.
A candidate information booklet and application form are available on the vacancies section of Lord Grey
Academy’s website:
http://www.lordgrey.org.uk/general-information/vacancies/
Please note the application form is available on the right hand side of the above link.
Completed application form and covering letter should be submitted to Human Resources at Lord Grey
Academy or emailed to hr@lordgrey.org.uk by 9am on 24th February 2020.
Only successfully short listed candidates will be contacted.
Join an Academy on a rapid journey of improvement as part of a highly supportive and growing
MAT. Lord Grey joined Tove Learning Trust in April 2018 and is situated in Bletchley on the outskirts of the
growing city of Milton Keynes. The right candidate will join us on our exciting journey to providing a great
education for our amazing students as we prepare them for adult life. There is a great team to work with
who are already on the path to making changes that will shape the future of the Academy.
Tove Learning Trust
The trust is committed to ensuring that all students achieve as highly as possible and we work hard to offer
stimulating environments that enable every learner to progress and flourish. We have a small central team
and a committed Board of Trustees that are focused on delivering outstanding outcomes. We aim to have
academies that are excellent communities of learning where students thrive on success. There are seven
secondary schools and one primary school in this growing Trust.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding children. The successful applicant will require an enhanced
DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified teacher status
Already holding a relevant and significant promoted post in
relevant or related area in an educational setting
Up to date knowledge and understanding of teaching and
learning strategies
Excellent knowledge of the National Curriculum and GCSE
syllabuses and A level syllabuses in your area; knowledge of
BTEC and other vocational and quasi vocational qualifications in
your area
Up to date knowledge of school systems to support students in
their learning, e.g. SEN, EMAS, pastoral and assessment systems in schools

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status
Already holding a relevant and significant promoted post in
relevant or related area in an educational setting
Up to date knowledge and understanding of teaching and
learning strategies
Excellent knowledge of the National Curriculum and GCSE
syllabuses and A level syllabuses in your area; knowledge of
BTEC and other vocational and quasi vocational qualifications in
your area
Up to date knowledge of school systems to support students in
their learning, e.g. SEN, EMAS, pastoral and assessment systems in schools

Essential skills and experience

Belief that barriers to learning can be overcome
A commitment to professional standards
A commitment to quality and continuous improvement
The ability to work under pressure
Confidentiality: awareness and judgement
A team orientated approach
Successful track record of raising attainment
Ability to initiate and manage change successfully
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to motivate and inspire staff and students
Ability to lead a successful team
Acceptance and understanding of accountability
Skill to be able to delegate and to be able to get subordinates to
understand accountability agenda
Full understanding of accountability on public exam results and
student levels of progress

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1423 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Lord Grey Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hr@lordgrey.org.uk

About Lord Grey Academy

Lord Grey Academy is an exciting and vibrant learning community where students enjoy great success in and outside of the classroom. Our Academy motto; Aspire, Learn, Achieve is important to us as we prepare our students for successful adult lives in an increasingly competitive world.

Lord Grey Academy is popular and is the first choice school locally. We have a strong focus on academic achievement throughout the school and develop our young people to be independent and resilient learners. We are immensely proud of our inclusive ethos and of the positive relationships that we build with parents and the local community. We believe that all students can achieve.

School location

Rickley Lane, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6EW