21 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
Contract type
United Learning Pay scale (Above national average) with a TLR 1

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated, enthusiastic Head of Science to lead and develop the Science department from September 2022. This opportunity would suit an ambitious, highly motivated teacher who aspires to leadership and who wishes to progress their career within a supportive environment. It is essential that the successful candidate will be an excellent practitioner with a record of high achievement in the classroom.

As the Head of Science, you will be responsible for the quality of provision in the faculty area, leading the subject team effectively and delegating appropriately to all members of the team. As a member of the middle management team, you will contribute to the strategic direction of the academy.

Industry-leading benefits packages
We greatly value our staff and want them to know it! Starting with financial rewards and solid career progression, we believe in leading the industry with better remuneration packages. As such, you can expect to earn more than if you took a role in the maintained sector, with up to 5% better pay for new teachers. In addition, we have teamed up with benefits provider Perkbox so that we can offer you more savings than ever before.

Core benefits
Every employee in United Learning will receive:
• An exceptional salary, above the maintained sector - up to 5% for NQTs.
• At least 8 INSET days per year in all our academies, with 3 dedicated to planning.
• Continuing Professional Development options - Tailored to your needs.
• The opportunity to save money across hundreds of major retailers.
• Competitive maternity, paternity, and adoption benefits.
• The scope for flexible working.

About you

We are looking for a talented individual who wants to be a part of transforming education and helping create an exceptional environment for learning. We would like to hear from you if you have:

• QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant degree.
• Have a proven track record of success
• A passion for education and making a difference
• Have high aspirations for all pupils
• Demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for Science
• The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Be able to teach across the age and ability range
• Possess and be able to demonstrate strong team ethos
• Excellent communication skills

Applying for the job

Applications must be made through the school website. CVs, or applications made using any other format, will not be accepted.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
1012 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number

About North Oxfordshire Academy

Welcome to North Oxfordshire Academy and thank you for taking an interest in developing your career with us.

For those who want to combine quick access to London and Oxford with country living, North Oxfordshire Academy is the ideal location. We are situated in Banbury, a vibrant market town steeped in history which enjoys affordable rental and house prices.

The academy sits on a 48-acre site and offers great facilities including extensive playing fields, a national standard athletics track and a 50-place nursery to which teachers benefit from heavily subsidised places.

The academy offers a great training programme for students, NQTs and Schools Direct trainees who all benefit from high-quality, supportive CPD. Our staff are optimistic, hardworking and great team players and new staff very quickly become part of the NOA family.

We pride ourselves on excellent staff retention; our staff are happy and determined to encourage the very best in our students. I would be delighted to welcome any prospective applicants to see for themselves how we work at North Oxfordshire Academy.

Alison Merrills, Principal

School location

Drayton Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 0UD

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