Hylands School. Where Teachers love Teaching. We are part of TKAT, a charitable trust that is inspiring learners and changing lives across 45 schools in the South and East of England. In all our schools, we love teaching. Simple. We love it when students "get it". When they have that penny drop moment after struggling and thinking hard. We love class discussions, we love silent contemplation and study, we also love students working together.
At Hylands we love developing our teaching. We understand that great teaching is the reason why students at Hylands are great learners. Nothing trumps great pedagogy. This is why we send students home early on a Tuesday and spend two hours each week talking, collaborating and planning our teaching, and then we all leave before 5pm. As one of 14 secondary schools in TKAT, the trust also offers excellent CPD opportunities, a wide range of support, and a number of events where you can meet and engage with colleagues from other schools.
We seek to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, dedicated, caring and hardworking Head of Science, with ambition to support all students to reach their academic potential and be part of the Extended Leadership Team. The successful candidate will be someone who knows how to inspire students in order to challenge them to achieve outstanding progress and is someone who is prepared to go ‘above and beyond’.
Science at Hylands is a very popular subject and we are looking for a teacher who will ensure our students' motivation and enjoyment, whilst challenging them to surpass their potential. This post would suit either a current head of department or someone about to step up to middle leadership and wanting to focus on the curriculum and teaching and learning aspect of leadership. As a Head of department, you will be responsible for:
- The development of the curriculum across the department;
- Ensure all students make progress in line with school expectations;
- To develop, manage and lead the department team of staff;
- To ensure that the quality of teaching and learning across the department is consistently of a high standard;
- Strategically help lead the school by being an active part of the Extended Leadership Team.
The successful candidate will be someone who knows how to inspire students in order to challenge them to achieve outstanding progress and is someone who is prepared to go ‘above and beyond’. The school offers excellent working conditions and staff receive strong support for their professional development. Committed and excellent practitioners will find Hylands School a place where career development is taken very seriously. You will also have the chance to work and possibly live in an exciting and newest city in England, just 30 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street.
TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.
Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse
TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.
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