HEAD OF SCIENCE The Cotswold Academy, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly talented, outstanding teacher, who wishes to make a real impact in this “truly exceptional school” where “behaviour is outstanding” (Ofsted).

From September 2020, we are seeking to appoint a dynamic, committed and strategic Head of Department who will lead and take responsibility for the development of Science.

Will have a strong commitment to teaching and learning in Science and have the ability to teach Science at all Key Stages
Will have the drive and determination to lead, motivate and develop colleagues
Will maintain a positive learning environment across the department using departmental and school behaviour management procedures as appropriate
Will be fully committed to delivering a high quality, engaging Science curriculum, which stretches and challenges all students across each Key Stage
Will ensure a wide range of enrichment opportunities to expand and extend the curriculum
Will lead the department in innovative approaches and strategies to maintain and improve attainment and achievement at GCSE and A level

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree in relevant subject

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
Right to Work in the UK

Essential skills and experience

Highly qualified and motivated with a proven track record of being an outstanding teacher

Employee benefits

TLR 1 (Negotiable)
The opportunity to lead a successful and vibrant Science department
Excellent professional development
Enthusiastic, hardworking and responsive students
Employee benefits including an Employee Assistance Scheme and Cycle to Work scheme

About The Cotswold Academy

The Cotswold School based in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, is an outstanding, caring secondary comprehensive school. The School is a highly popular, happy and successful 11-18 Academy school set in beautiful, rural surroundings between Cheltenham and Oxford. At the School is an incredible group of staff who do go that extra mile to provide our pupils with an outstanding education. Our values of friendship and knowledge underpin all our activities across a broad spectrum of subjects and extra-curriculum offerings. The Cotswold School has earned a superb reputation, locally and nationally, consistently appearing among the top state schools at both GCSE and A Level for many years In September 2016, The Cotswold School was awarded ‘The Sunday Times Comprehensive School of the Year’ – an award based on A*/A grades at GCSE and A*-B grades at A-Level The Cotswold School has, for the fourth consecutive time, received Outstanding Ofsted across all categories

The Avenue, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BD
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