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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    24 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 February 2023

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Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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TLR1A - £8,706

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and ambitious leader to the role of Head of Science at Nexus. This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional science practitioner to lead Science at our Nexus campus, CSIA’s Centre of Excellence for STEM and Liberal Arts. As Head of Science at Nexus, you will lead a team of expert science teachers in delivering an exceptional and forward-thinking science curriculum to some of the most gifted students in the county. You will have a proven track record of exceptional teaching and raising student outcomes. You must have excellent leadership and management potential, and be ambitious in both your own career, and for the students we teach. Finally, and most importantly, you must be deeply passionate about science teaching and learning, and securing the highest educational standards for all students. 

You will also be a key member of the wider Science Faculty across both CSIA and Nexus. As part of our large but close and supportive team, you will join us on a journey to becoming exceptional in all aspects of science education. Our VI Form provision is incredibly successful, and we are also able to offer the best co-curricular programme in the region, with students offered extraordinary opportunities both at home and internationally. Science plays a key role in the education of all our students across CSIA and Nexus, and you will have a critical role in helping to shape this into a truly remarkable experience for our young people.

What the school offers its staff

Camborne Science & International Academy is a friendly, dynamic and innovative school in the heart of beautiful West Cornwall. In 2016, CSIA opened Nexus, its Centre of Excellence for STEM and Liberal Arts (NLA) for 11-16 learners which is situated on its own unique campus. At Post 16, students from all over the county can study at Cornwall School of Mathematics and Science (CSMS), which is part of our VI Form provision. The aim is to develop young learners who are able to pick and choose from the best courses at the very best universities worldwide; young people who have a wealth of research experience from working with some of the best academics in their field of interest.

Science is a high achieving and dynamic faculty. At A level, student progress is in the top 10% of the country and CSMS students achieve over 85% A* - A. The VI Form Academy offers Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Human Biology and Psychology and 25% of our intake at Post 16 is from schools outside of the catchment area.

Our school has developed exceptional International Science and Mathematics links with top schools in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China and South Korea. Recent collaboration has involved joint research projects, International Science and Mathematics fairs and competitions, as well as many significant student/staff visits and exchanges. The successful appointee will be encouraged to participate in this amazing and unique programme.

The person appointed will be given full support in their career development as we believe that development of staff is a key aspect in raising standards for our students.

Camborne Science and International Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Camborne Science and International Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
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School size
1870 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Camborne Science & International Academy is a friendly, dynamic and innovative school in the heart of beautiful West Cornwall, which affords a high quality of life. The Real Schools Guide 2016 awarded us Best State Secondary School in Cornwall. We are one of Cornwall’s most consistently high performing state secondary schools. In an independent survey parents judged us to be outstanding for exam results, discipline, teaching quality, facilities and leadership/management.

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