Head of Science

Northcott School, Hull, HU7 4EL

This job expired on 20 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



MPS/UPS plus SEN allowance and TLR 2:2

Head of Science job summary


The successful candidate will be joining us at an exciting time for the school. We have recently changed our designation from age 5-16 to age 3-19, meaning we will be able to offer a through curriculum. We also will be increasing the capacity of the school from 115 to 200 pupils.
The school has an experienced SLT made up of the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, 3 Lead Practitioners and an extended leadership team of TLR holders.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading science as well as an additional whole school initiative. You will have a passion to work with pupils with ASD/SLCN with a wide range of ability. This will include teaching up to GCSE level, with the potential to offer a higher level qualification in our new Post 16 provision, or for our most able.
We are excited by the opportunity to implement a new formal KS4 accreditation in our science department which reflects the changing needs of the school and our cohort. We also are excited to hear about your plans to extend this learning for our most able and KS5 pupils.
We currently offer general science across the school and Biology at KS4 but we are excited to consider alternatives.

Additional allowances

This role is based in an SEN school and therefore the post holder is entitled to the SEN allowance at £2270
This post forms part of our extended leadership team and the post holder will be expected to manage Science as well as one other whole school area of responsibility for a TLR 2:2

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About Northcott School

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
135 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Contact phone number
01482 825311


At Northcott School, we are looking for a passionate Science teacher to deliver high quality lessons while successfully nurturing and inspiring our students.

Our ethos is to provide the very bespoke personal, social and environmental elements of a special school, but with the opportunities to succeed and be challenged academically.


Northcott School is a special needs school based in Hull. We are an SLCN/ASD school for pupils aged 3 to 19. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced SEN teachers and support staff, to observe and share practice on a regular basis, developing SEN skills linked to ASD and communication. We pride ourselves on having a communication rich environment, which promotes bespoke SEN provision without limitations. Our pupils have the option to study up to GCSE if applicable in English, Math's and Science. We offer lots of alternative qualifications in addition. We are passionate about mental wellbeing throughout the school, and this is at the forefront of our support of pupils, staff and parents. We are committed to staff work-life balance


A detailed knowledge of the curriculum and its means of delivery in their subject area
High standards of communication and interpersonal skills.
The ability to work as a team.
The ability to work towards deadlines.
The ability to motivate both students and your peers.
Highly motivated to work with SEN
Excellent attendance and punctuality.
Enthusiasm to embrace the wrap-around support our children need
Potential candidates for this role are warmly invited to visit the school or to contact the headteacher for an informal conversation.

Find out more on our School website and our twitter page @NorthcottSchool

Arranging a visit to Northcott School

Due to the short turn-around time, we invite phone calls with the head teacher or deputy head teacher. Candidates who are able to visit at short notice will be accommodated and visits are encouraged.

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