Head of Science

Netherhall Learning Campus High School, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire


Job details

Subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a forward thinking and passionate Head of Science to lead our excellent Science department. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and motivated professional to develop the Science provision within the school and ensure that our students are achieving their potential.

As Head of Department, you will have well developed leadership skills to build upon the department’s current achievements as well as having the ability to think outside the box to ensure students are eager to learn. You will be an excellent classroom practitioner with a proven track record enthusing and engaging students.

The Head of Department is responsible for the effective delivery of Science in line with the School’s Development Plan and to ensure that students across the ability range fulfil their potential.

The post holder will have responsibility for the delivery, organisation and management of the subject and for the direction of those staff teaching it.

Heads of Department are expected to contribute to planning and policy making.

Management of the Curriculum

To co-ordinate;

• the planning and the delivery of Science
• the development of units of work that meet the learning needs of students within the context of the National Curriculum
• the writing, monitoring and reviewing of schemes of work
• the contribution to the delivery of the school’s inclusion and cross curricular programmes
• the liaison with the Curriculum Support Team to ensure that pupils’ learning is adequately supported
• the assessment, recording and review of student progress
• the use of assessment information to set targets for students
• the implementation within their department of the school’s discipline and behaviour policy.
• the implementation of the school’s Teaching & Learning Policy.

Management of Staff
• to act as line manager for staff within their subject area
• to take part in the Performance Management process within the school’s policy
• to contribute to the professional development of staff
• to provide support for N Q T’s and trainee teachers.

Management of Resources
• to manage allocated resources effectively to support student learning and raise achievement
• to support the school’s Health and Safety Policy.

Management of Behaviour & Discipline
• to manage the department’s system of pupil support and guidance, including supporting whole school policies on Behaviour and Discipline.

Essential educational requirements

Degree or equivalent in a Science discipline.

Essential qualifications

PGCE in Science

Essential skills and experience

An understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a full time teacher of Science

An existing or aspirational Head of department (the school is committed to providing appropriate support and training)

Successful teaching across the whole ability range.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Good ICT skills and ability to use in a Science context

A willingness to work as a member of a team.

Enthusiasm, perseverance, energy, flexibility.

Employee benefits

TLR 1a

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 730 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Netherhall Learning Campus High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email admin@nlconline.org.uk

About Netherhall Learning Campus High School

School location

Netherhall Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9PG