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  • Earliest start date

    1 May 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership 6-10

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to internal promotion within the Trust, applications are invited for an enthusiastic and ambitious Head of Science to join our team.

We are determined that the successful candidate will have:

- A passion for working with young people.

- A passion for making a difference for young people in our Hope community.

The HOD will be responsible for standards and achievement within the curriculum area. The HOD will act as Leader of the curriculum area and take specific responsibility for teaching and learning within all key stages, together with the monitoring, tracking and intervention strategies for the entire curriculum area.

As the leader of Science, you will play an important role in the leadership of the Academy, particularly in relation to raising standards and ensuring high quality teaching and learning.

All HODs should actively follow and promote the mission, policies and standards of the Academy which require:

- Supporting the ethos of the Academy which enables students to experience, develop and practise Christian values and living.

- Displaying an enthusiasm for your subjects which motivates and supports other staff.

- Displaying flair and creativity in engaging, enthusing and challenging groups of students.

- Using your own classes as examples of high quality teaching and learning where students are enthusiastic and respond positively to challenge and high expectations.

- Being fully committed to raising standards and improving the life chances of all our students.

- Creating a culture which celebrates the positive and encourages all kinds of achievement. Ensuring consultation, good communication and working in partnership with others.

What the school offers its staff

Hope Academy is an 11-16 Christian Academy which stands at the centre of our local community. Serving the Archdiocese and Diocese of Liverpool, we are inspired by Jesus’ example of servant leadership. Therefore, at Hope Academy we follow in the footsteps of Christ in everything that we do. Our mission is to deliver high quality education by working together to inspire excellence guided by Christian values. As a Christian Academy, we consider the spiritual and social development of our young people to be as important as their academic success. Jesus asked us to love one another as he loved us, so we ensure that we celebrate and develop the uniqueness of every individual. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we live by our core values of

Respect - Courage - Ambition - Hope

These values ensure that - as a community - we care for ourselves and one another.

Our team of teachers and support staff are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of our students by ‘serving one another through love’ and we do this by offering a wide, varied and challenging curriculum throughout all key stages. Our students engage with a range of extra-curricular activities in order to develop their wider passions and enhance their Academy life. We believe that all our students have something wonderful to offer and we work passionately to nurture these talents, making sure that all members of our Hope Community have the opportunity to live our vision of serving others through love.

Hope Academy enjoys a magnificent building surrounded by spacious grounds. There is every opportunity for students to succeed, as we have outstanding facilities which include advanced science laboratories, a recording studio and photography studio, a fully equipped technology suite and a state-of-the-art gym. Students benefit from spacious and stylish surroundings and can enjoy social interaction in both indoor and outdoor situations.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo safeguarding checks appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Trust is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. 

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About Hope Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England/Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1351 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Hope Academy is a £33 million joint faith Academy which opened in September 2011. We are currently on a journey to become an ‘outstanding Academy’. Staff and students are driven by our core values of Respect, Courage and Ambition

Arranging a visit to Hope Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@allsaintsmat.org.

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