Head of Science

Sandwich Technology School, Sandwich, Kent


Job details

Subject General Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £36,038 to £52,158

Job description

Are you an inspirational leader with a proven track record of success?
We are looking for a highly motivated professional with vision and drive to lead our Science department. The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, ambitious and forward thinking who will inspire trust, drive, continued improvement in student outcomes and have well-honed leadership skills.
The successful candidate will have a passion for science in any specialism, be resilient and have a relentless focus on achieving the highest standards in educational outcomes, ensuring consistent progress for the young people we teach.
Please note that should we receive sufficient applications for this role the closing date may be brought forward, so please do apply now if you are interested in this position.
Job description is available on the schools website.
A fully completed application form along with your personal statement should be emailed or sent to:
Sandwich Technology School
Deal Road
CT13 0FA
Tel: 01304 610000
Or via email: personnel@sandwich-tech.kent.sch.uk
The school is committed to safeguarding children and the post is subject to an enhanced disclosure check.

Essential educational requirements

Degree level qualification in Science. Any specialism welcome.

Essential qualifications

An outstanding UK Qualified Teacher able to inspire students.

Essential skills and experience

An inspirational leader with a proven track record of success.
A team player who is able to work collaboratively with others.
Committed to outstanding standards in all areas and willing to lead by example.
Passionate about their specialism and willing to share skills and expertise.

Employee benefits

Sandwich Technology Teachers Pay Spine plus TLR 1c
Excellent up to date resources and good quality CPD.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1414 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Sandwich Technology School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email personnel@sandwich-tech.kent.sch.uk

About Sandwich Technology School

STS is an 11 to 18, mixed, secondary school that has an excellent reputation across Kent where "Pupils engage well in learning. They enjoy their lessons and behave well. Pupils show respect for each other and value the work their teachers do to support them." (Ofsted May 2019) The success of our students from Year 7 through to the Sixth Form is due to the ‘can do, will do’ attitude that is the hallmark of staff and students alike. At STS we ‘Hold fast that which is good’: a broad and engaging curriculum; interesting, inspiring and innovative classroom practice; as well as a whole host of enriching extra-curricular activity. Throughout their time at STS the students are provided with quality advice, support and guidance to help them progress and grow academically, personally and vocationally. We recognise and celebrate diversity and understand that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is inappropriate for the unique individuals we serve. What is it like to work for us? We pride ourselves on our friendly, purposeful and supportive working environment where staff can develop professionally and meet their own career aspirations. Please read the quotes below from current staff members as to what it is like to work at Sandwich Technology School. "There's a balance of warmth and professionalism; ambition is encouraged and innovation is welcomed." "The amount of autonomy and trust is really amazing here.....I have been given the chance to teach in my own way, yet I have a supportive and collaborative department that shares ideas." "I am free to take risks and try new things and share my experience with others." "There is a rich CPD offering that supports research based methods informed by experience." "Staff actively support each other through tough times, both personal and professional." "There is plenty of opportunities for aspiring leaders at all levels."

School location

Deal Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 0FA