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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

Science

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS £30,000 - £46,525 pay award pending

Additional allowances

TLR2c £7,847
Recruitment & Retention Point negotiable for exceptional candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

Head of Science

September 2024

MPS/UPS £30,000 - £46,525 pay award pending

(TLR2c £7,847)

Recruitment & Retention Point negotiable for exceptional candidate

We are a Multi Academy Trust comprising of six secondary schools and one primary school with over 750 employees and over 5,500 students, based in Dudley, West Midlands

Kinver High School is seeking to appoint an inspirational and ambitious Head of Science to join our ‘warm and welcoming school’ where ‘pupils behave well in lessons’ and ‘are polite and courteous’ (Ofsted Dec 21).

The ideal candidate will share our student-centered values and be an engaging and proactive teacher and leader with a passion for lifelong learning. The candidate should be an outstanding classroom practitioner with either the ability and experience to teach through to A-Level, or the desire to one day do so. You must be able to demonstrate and evidence successful outcomes in your current role. Experience of coaching and mentoring of other staff is highly desirable. You must firmly believe and be driven to ensure that every student regardless of starting point, can achieve success, enjoy school, and be engaged with wider school life, to become the best that they can be.

Science is a popular and successful subject in which students achieve well. At KS4 students follow either the Trilogy (Combined) or Triple Science pathway and at KS5 Biology, Physics and Chemistry A-Level alongside Forensics is taught within Invictus Sixth Form.There are 6 members of the department, and no particular science subject specialism is sought.As a school we routinely achieve above national outcomes at KS4 and currently have an ALPs score of a 2. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role within the schools core RAG (Raising Achievement) Team; working closely with the Headteacher, Head of Upper School and Heads of Maths and English to continue to shape and advance teaching and learning to improve outcomes and raise aspirations for all students.

We are a highly successful and increasingly popular oversubscribed 11-18 comprehensive school of just over 800 students, situated in the picturesque village location of Kinver on the western fringe of the West Midlands. The school has undergone rapid growth in recent years due to its popularity, moving form a 4-form entry in Year 7 to 6-form entry. The school operates its own designated school coach transport service, which means that our intake spans 5 local authorities and our parents and students choose to come to us, making Kinver the non-selective ‘selective’ school.

We are sure that once you visit us and meet our students, you’ll find that we are the school for you and your career journey, our CPD through school and in partnership with Invictus is exemplary.

We would strongly encourage you to get in touch and arrange a visit. We want the very best teachers for our students and look forward finding out if you are that person.

Please contact the Headteacher’s Personal Assistant, Mrs L Chamberlainlchamberlain@invictus.educationto arrange a visit or request further details.

Closing Date: Tuesday 21st May 2024, 9am

Interviews: Thursday 23rd May 2024

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

What the school offers its staff

We are located in the beautiful, rural village setting of Kinver and serve a wide area also comprising the South Staffordshire villages of Stourton, Swindon, Bobbington and Trysull. Over recent years a substantial number of children have travelled in from the southern and western parts of Stourbridge including Norton, Wollaston, Wordsley and from Cookley in Worcestershire. Kinver is also conveniently located for travel to and from Bridgnorth, Dudley and Kidderminster.

Kinver High School is widely recognised as a friendly and welcoming school community where all are valued. We aim to support and challenge all our students to work hard and have high aspirations for academic success and personal development.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Kinver High School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
703 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Kinver High School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@invictus.education.

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