Head of Science St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, Bristol

Job description

Thank you for your interest in this key post as a permanent full time Head of Science post which is available from 1 September 2020. We are advertising because the current Head of Science is returning from her maternity leave to a part time post.

Essential educational requirements

The ability to maintain excellent standards of work and conduct in the classroom
The ability to lead a team to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning across the faculty.
An innovative approach to teaching and learning.
Outstanding communication, organisation and ICT skills
The ability to monitor and evaluate practice within the faculty to ensure the effective implementation of departmental improvement plans, performance management, learning strategies and initiatives
A commitment to raise standards by challenging poor performance in a sensitive and supportive way
A proactive team worker who recognises their responsibility to themselves and to their colleagues to develop further the aims of the school through participating in curriculum design and development work and working with students and their parents/carers as partners
Participation in a range of extra-curricular activities
The ability to support the development of the Science Learning Partnership

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

The ability to teach Science to KS3 and KS4
The ability to teach either Biology, Physics or Chemistry to KS5
Experience working in a school’s pastoral system including acting as a tutor
Demonstration of highly effective approaches in the classroom that lead to excellent student outcomes and the development of innovative teaching and learning strategies
The ability to monitor and analyse performance data to inform improved practice
Participation in professional development
We would welcome a colleague with a passion for science teaching who loves to see scientists of all abilities enjoying their science, learning actively and making rapid progress. We want a reflective practitioner able to share best practice, enhance and develop existing systems, and inspire a team. We are seeking to appoint a candidate with effective leadership skills, who is also able to teach Science to all the Key Stages and all abilities.

Employee benefits

TLR 1b, currently £9,928

About St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple is a successful and heavily oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational, Church of England, comprehensive school of over 1700 students, serving families from the whole of greater Bristol and beyond. We are located at the heart of the city and have a diverse student community with considerable parental support. 52% of students in the main school are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and 21% of students have been recorded as being entitled to Pupil Premium funding. We educate relatively high numbers of Children in Care. Our diversity is a strength and something we celebrate. The Redcliffe Sixth Form Centre currently houses over 600 students taken from our own school and from many other schools across the City. The School is proud of its academic record and 80% of GCSE grades were at grade 4 (equivalent to a C) or above. 85% of students achieved 5 or more grade 4s or above. 41% of students achieved 3 or more grade 7s or above (equivalent to an A). Sixth form results are high with a 98% pass rate and 75% at grade C or above. 24% got A* and A grades. Most sixth form students continue on to Higher Education, including 8 taking up Oxbridge places. The School was judged in January 2012 and again in April 2015 to be outstanding by Ofsted in each and every category. Ofsted judged Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils, Quality of Teaching, Achievement of Pupils, and Sixth Form Provision, all as Outstanding. We were judged outstanding in three church school (SIAMS) inspections (2007, 2012 and March 2017). Ofsted remarked that “Church school status makes an important and distinctive contribution to the school’s exceptionally positive values and beliefs. Leaders and the highly effective governing body ensure that students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are given the highest possible priority.” “The promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is extremely impressive and contributes enormously to the welcoming ethos of the school. Equality of opportunity is vigorously promoted; discrimination in any form is not tolerated. Students are highly reflective about matters of faith and personal responsibility; their social awareness is remarkably perceptive.”

Somerset Square, Bristol, BS1 6RT
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