Head of Science The Highfield School, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

Job description

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional teacher of science who is either a current departmental lead or someone looking for the next step on their career path.

The candidate must be an outstanding science classroom practitioner who is ready to lead others to make an impact and continue to raise standards across the department. You should have a proven track record of improving standards as a teacher and at department level.

You will be teaching high quality lessons across the key stages as well as leading and supporting your colleagues effectively to achieve our shared school vision of excellence, aspiration and opportunity for all our young people.

The Highfield School is an oversubscribed ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ leadership and management. You will be joining a professional, supportive team that is committed to our Cooperative Values and the wellbeing and CPD of staff. Our students are at the heart of everything we do and we encourage each of them to aim to achieve their full potential.

If you believe you can make a difference through high quality teaching and learning then we would like to hear from you.

For further details and/or to arrange a tour of the school, please contact:

Tracy King, School Business Manager or visit our website www.highfield.herts.sch.uk

Closing date: Monday 24th February at 12 noon

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 26th February

The Highfield School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree or equivalent

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

● An outstanding science classroom practitioner

● Ability to lead others and raise standards across the department

● Proven track record of improving standards as a teacher and at department level

Employee benefits

Professional CPD and training opportunities
Staff wellbeing strategy with events throughout the year
TLR 1b £13,654 per annum

About The Highfield School

We are proud of our record in developing the best talents of all our students and in preparing them to take their place in our community as life long learners and good citizens. A positive atmosphere prevails at The Highfield School. Students and staff enjoy working and learning together within the school and are happy to be here. We are also proud of the excellent relationship between staff and students that help to provide a secure learning environment. These relationships are based upon courtesy, consideration and respect. Staff have a real interest in caring for and challenging students, monitoring their progress and helping them to take responsibility for their own learning and personal goals. We have an excellent team who are totally committed to creating a first class opportunity for young people in our community.

Highfield, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3QA
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