Head of Science

King James I Academy Bishop Auckland, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JZ

This job expired on 27 November 2022

  • Start date details

    Easter 2023 or sooner

  • Closing date

    27 November 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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Contract type


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Additional allowances

TLR 1b (10,714)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified Head of Science to provide inspirational leadership as well as expertise and commitment to the development of teaching and learning in Science. The successful candidate will build on the many strengths of the department, focusing on providing opportunities for students both within and beyond the classroom. They will lead a dedicated team of subject specialists who in recent years have secured strong examination results at all levels.

We need an experienced teacher who will lead by example, is a team player, resilient, with excellent organisational and communication skills and with a desire to develop other staff within the department. Most importantly we need a leader who takes pride in building relationships with stakeholders and believes strongly in the ability of all students both within and beyond the classroom.

We would welcome applicants from any scientific discipline and whilst a Chemistry background and experience of teaching at Key Stage 5 is desirable it is not essential.

The Head of Department will take responsibility for providing leadership and management in Science to secure:

  • High quality teaching
  • Effective use of resources
  • Improved standards of learning, achievement and progress for all students

What the school offers its staff

Working at King James I Academy will provide the opportunity to join a dedicated team of staff whose mission is to become an outstanding academy that develops successful, well rounded, socially mobile and confident young people who can contribute effectively to the global community.

The successful candidate will be supported through a bespoke and individually tailored induction programme as well as being given opportunities and support for further career and professional development.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Academy is committed to safeguarding children. All candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the welfare and safety of children and young people. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon receipt of two supportive references and the successful completion of pre-employment checks.

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About King James I Academy Bishop Auckland

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
955 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01388 603388

The school has operated as a standalone Academy since June 2011 and has since benefitted from the PSBP programme; enabling a move to new state of the art facilities in January 2015. Student recruitment is strong and the Academy has been oversubscribed in Year 7 for each of the last 3 years. This is also the case for September 2021, whilst Sixth Form numbers are also increasing.

Arranging a visit to King James I Academy Bishop Auckland

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kingjames@kj1a.com.

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