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Head of Science (TLR 1b - £10,207)

The Toynbee School, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS (£25,714 – £41,604)

Job summary

We are looking to appoint a highly capable and inspirational Head of Science to lead a successful and supportive department. This is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding Science teacher seeking to take the step into Middle Leadership or an experienced Head of Department looking for a new challenge. The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge, strong classroom management skills and the ability to inspire our pupils and staff with outstanding and engaging teaching and leadership.

Science is one of our strongest performing subjects, this is reflected by the department’s consistently outstanding results. The department consists of 7 refurbished Science Labs, a prep room and a departmental office. Teaching within the department benefits from a strong team of specialist teachers who have all contributed to the department's rich curriculum. The department currently follow the AQA exam board course at GCSE level.

It is an exciting time to be joining Toynbee School as we embark on a new journey of improvement. We are committed to providing an inspiring educational experience that is aspirational for all our pupils. Our belief is that everyone is entitled to be successful, to be cared for and to be supported. We are proud of the community we serve and the positive relationships fostered between staff, pupils and parents that are characterised by trust, respect and mutual support. We were categorized as ‘Good’ by OFSTED in October 2015 and again in April 2019.

The successful candidate will:

· Be committed to supporting all pupils to achieve their “Personal Best”

· Be an excellent teacher of Science.

· Have excellent interpersonal leadership skills, underpinned by a firm vision for the teaching of Science.

· Be forward thinking, visionary, receptive to change and able to work under pressure.

· Have aspirations for further promotion

We have an excellent track record of developing and supporting our staff to progress both professionally and in their career, including the opportunity to complete professional qualifications. All our teachers have the opportunity to enrol on the Teachers Pensions Scheme. The school is situated in Chandlers Ford with easy access to the M3 and M27.

Employee benefits

TLR 1b - £10,207

Applying for the job

Candidates should apply using the Teaching Staff Application form only, CVs will not be considered or accepted. Please visit our website: https://www.toynbee.hants.sch.uk/recruitment for an application pack or contact 02380269026 or email: recruitment@toynbee.hants.sch.uk for further details.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
972 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
023 80269026

About The Toynbee School

Dear Candidate,

I am delighted that you are considering applying to be Head of Science at Toynbee School. We are proud to be a holistic and inclusive school that promotes the highest expectations of our pupils. It is an exciting time in our development as a school and we are determined to further improve on our journey to become “outstanding”. We are proud of our successful OFSTED inspections in 2015 and 2019, however, we are never complacent and know that there is always more we can do to improve Toynbee for pupils, staff and the wider community. Our pupils know that they are at the centre of all we do and as a result they play a significant role in shaping the school's improvement.

Toynbee is a friendly school with a strong reputation in the local neighbourhood for excellent results and delivering on its 'Personal Best ethos'. Our parents have described the school as "a gem in Chandler's Ford", and our pupils’ aspirations and dreams for their future are the central focus of our work here. We believe that only through full participation in school life can our pupils become the most incredible person they can be. We want them to thrive and develop their potential through every opportunity offered to them, both within and beyond the classroom. Our pupils can enjoy exceptional teaching, with friendly and respectful support alongside some of the best extra -curricular provision the County has to offer.

Our academic curriculum is traditional and there is plenty of choice for all pupils’ talents to be recognised. We pride ourselves on finding flexibility for individuals' needs and whilst this is provided for across the schools' academic and extra-curricular activities, it is especially evident in our Visually Impaired Resource Centre that supports VI pupils across Hampshire and beyond.

When pupils join Toynbee they are put into one of four houses and it is through our House System that pupils are given the chance to earn rewards, achievement points and enter inter-house competitions, which both reinforce and celebrate the gifts and talents of our pupils.

Alongside the impressive exam results our pupils achieve; we want them to grasp every opportunity to learn a new skill or participate in an event which stretches and enriches them. We believe that opportunities taken open doors and develop the whole person. None of this could be achieved without our excellent Guidance Support Team who enable our pupils to flourish and grow in confidence and ability during their time with us.

If you are ready for the next challenge in your career, and would like to be part of this dynamic, exciting journey, we look forward to receiving your application.

Arranging a visit to The Toynbee School

Contact 02380269026 or email: recruitment@toynbee.hants.sch.uk

School location

Bodycoats Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2PL

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