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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: As per School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Pay scale 1- 5

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will carry out the duties of the Teacher and Cluster Lead in accordance with the Teachers Pay and Conditions Document.

Curriculum Leadership

Lead and manage the development of an innovative and rigorous curriculums specifically tailored to the subject of Science. Ensure the curriculum aligns with national standards and promotes deep learning experiences.

Academy Development

Take a proactive role in leading the development and implementation of academy-wide strategies aimed at enhancing teaching and learning outcomes, with a particular focus on the continuous improvement of pupil engagement and Science.

Trust-wide Networking

Foster relationships and collaborate with colleagues across the trust to share best practices, resources, and professional learning opportunities, ensuring alignment with trust-wide goals and priorities for the subject

Professional Development

Take a leadership role in the professional growth and development of staff within Science and STEM. Provide ongoing coaching and support to teachers to enhance their instructional practices and pedagogical skills.

Cross-Department Collaboration

Foster collaboration and coherence across STEM subjects to enhance cross-curricular learning opportunities. Develop initiatives that promote interdisciplinary connections and integrate subject-specific themes and projects.

Student Achievement

Set high expectations for student achievement and ensure all learners are provided with the necessary support and resources to succeed. Analyse data and implement targeted interventions to address student needs and improve outcomes. Ensure interventions for students are timely and effective across the department.

Subject Examination Coordination

Take the lead in coordinating external examination entries and assessments within Science. Work closely with the Student Services Administrator and Data and Exams Officer to ensure smooth administration and compliance with examination regulations.

Cultural Capital

Lead the development of a curriculum that provides students with the cultural capital necessary to succeed in Science. Ensure learning experiences are inclusive, diverse, and relevant to the backgrounds and experiences of all learners.

Positive Learning Environment

Collaborate with the leadership team to create a positive and engaging learning environment consistent with the academy's Behaviour Policy and Academy Development Plan. Foster a culture of respect, collaboration, and continuous improvement, whilst enhancing the outcomes of students through positive experiences and enrichment

What the school offers its staff

We are on an aspirational journey under experienced and ambitious leadership.

Our vision is to be the best version of ourselves in an environment designed to be rewarding, stimulating, and challenging so that students can actualise their potential. Our strong community creates a place of opportunity which allows its students to flourish, find expression, build strength of character, and make positive decisions when faced with adversity. This is guided and discovered through a rich pastoral system which makes a real difference to students lives.

Our alumni progress onto prestigious pathways that lead students access university, apprenticeships, and impressive chosen careers, contributing significantly to the world.

We are dedicated to building opportunities for all students to not only achieve the highest academic standards but also ensure that their unique personality, talents, and interests are nurtured and developed to the full. There is a synergy between developing a well-rounded individual and a strong academic record; students maximise their potential when nurtured in a positive and enriching learning environment.

Changes to, and investment in, the physical building and the environment saw us recruit some fantastic new members of teaching and support staff. All this, combined with William Lovell's distinctive Christian ethos and strong sense of community, mean that the future is very exciting for students at the school.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is complemented by an extensive range of enrichment activities such as creative arts, sports, music, student leadership and academic master classes, amongst many others.

As a Church of England school, our underpinning values, which are deep-rooted in the Christian story, are the driving force of our academy. They resonate through everything we do, creating an inclusive culture where all faiths are valued, everybody is shown and receives Respect, Truth is modelled and encouraged, Generosity is given without expectation to receive, Forgiveness is practised, and Justice is demonstrated.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, please be advised that if shortlisted, we will carry out internet searches to support our commitment to safer recruitment. Please note that the purpose of this is to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with applicants at interview. Internet searches will be carried out by someone who is not directly involved in the recruitment process and only relevant information will be shared with the interview panel.

Commitment to safeguarding

The LAAT Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will require the successful applicant to undertake an Enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

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About William Lovell Church of England Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
296 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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At William Lovell Church of England Academy, we strive to create an inclusive atmosphere with a family-feel, where strength of character goes hand in hand with academic achievement.

Every person is valued within our school. We empower and challenge all, encouraging and building one another up to become the best version of themselves.

Our aim is for all pupils and to have the widest possible life choices and we hope to inspire every member of the community to have a positive impact on the world around them. We trust that they have the power to make a difference.

Arranging a visit to William Lovell Church of England Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email enquiries@williamlovell.laat.co.uk.

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