Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 April 2021 at 10:00 am

  • Date listed

    23 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main Teacher's Pay Scale

Job summary

The Bishop Wand School is looking to appoint an inspirational Head of Faculty to lead teaching across Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology departments.

The ideal candidate will possess the vision to develop and implement an exciting and innovative Science curriculum and promote a love of Science amongst our students.

This is an exciting time for the Science Faculty, we are going from strength to strength and have a team of high-quality practitioners that work well together and are keen to share ideas with each other and trainee teachers. Our team is innovative with a drive to introduce new and modern projects with enthusiasm. Our GCSE results in 2019 improved by 10% for the 2nd year running and at A level all 4 Sciences frequently have an ALPs score of between 1 and 3 placing us in the top 25% of schools nationally.

We strongly value enhancing the learning of our students though extracurricular activities and as a result student can attend Science club, enter competitions and go on trips to widen their Scientific understanding. We are looking for a Head of Faculty who has the interpersonal skills to lead a large group of teachers and technicians and is keen to help work with the senior team to ensure our students can ‘Realise their God-given potential’.
Our ideal candidate will:
• be an outstanding practitioner with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards for teaching and learning.
• have excellent leadership and management skills.
• have a proven track record of raising attainment in GCSE Science.

To share our ethos of ‘Realising God-given potential’ you must possess a clear vision for outstanding subject provision and have the ability and commitment to secure high standards of student achievement making learning relevant and developing employability skills in our future young professionals.

The middle leaders at Bishop Wand are central to the Schools continued improvement and for this reason we offer a very comprehensive professional development programme and support package for this key group of individuals. Also, all teachers are given additional time to plan and prepare exciting, differentiated lessons that meet the needs of each student.

Employee benefits

TLR 1B - £10,200.00 per annum

Applying for the job

Applications are to be made using the School's application form. This can be found on our School website.
All completed applications are to be submitted to Sarah Bennett by post or via email to by 10.00am on Monday 19th April 2021. Please note that the School will not accept CVs for this position.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
1037 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01932 778600

About The Bishop Wand Church of England School

The Bishop Wand Church of England School converted to an 11-18 Academy in August 2012. The School is situated in Sunbury on Thames, Surrey and close to the borders of the London Boroughs of Richmond and Hounslow. We are continually oversubscribed, with the majority of applicants coming from families with a religious affiliation.

Our mission statement is ‘Realising God-given potential’. The belief that every student’s achievements are valued leads to a school where the emphasis is on the achievement of the individual who is a member of a community where values of mutual understanding and respect are shared.

The culture within our School is one of high aspirations, significant challenge and high levels of support. This applies to both students and staff. Relationships, which are a vital part of a successful school, are strong and the Christian ethos, care and understanding pervade all our activities. Staff are our greatest resource and we strive to support each other, share good practice and develop as professionals.

Bishop Wand is committed to supporting all our staff to develop and progress in their career to be the best version of themselves they can be.

School location

Layton's Lane, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, TW16 6LT

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