This job expired on 2 February 2023

  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685

Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR £8,705 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, skilled individual to lead our strong Science Department, one of the biggest teams in a large school. This post has become available following the promotion to senior leadership of the current post holder. The Science Department has a high profile and a reputation for innovation and driving standards within the school and wider trust. This role represents an exciting chance for career progression with a wide range of opportunities available.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with autonomy to deliver ambitious outcomes. You will be an accomplished teacher, passionate about the achievement of all students. You will work with a dedicated team and have access to a wide range of excellent development opportunities through the teaching school, the Trust’s research school and through the links we make with the 32 schools in the Trust.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you:• Fantastic students who, with the right expectations and motivation, can and do achieve great things• A school at a very exciting stage in its development• The opportunity to have an immediate and profound impact on the futures of over a thousand students• Excellent support to help you develop and progress in your careerSamuel Ward is a successful 11-18 co-educational academy with 1220 students on roll situated in pleasant surroundings on the western edge of Suffolk, within easy reach of Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. We benefit from excellent facilities. We have recently entered into an exciting partnership with Westfield Primary Academy, located on a site adjacent to SWA, with a view to providing students in the two schools with a continuous, coherent journey from Early Years to A-Level.We were rated as Good by Ofsted at the beginning of November 2022. That report show that very substantial progress has been made since the report published in 2019. We are looking for a determined, highly effective Head of Science to join us as we enter a new and exciting phase of the school’s development.Prospective candidates are warmly invited to visit the school. We reserve the right to interview and potentially appoint exceptional candidates before the closing date.

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

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

About Samuel Ward Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1219 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Samuel Ward Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kfranks@samuelward.co.uk.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Suffolk