an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated, motivated and innovative
Lead practitioner for Science. Crestwood Community School is one school, with
two campuses serving central Eastleigh, we have grown in popularity and are now
oversubscribed in every year group. The Senior Team are very cohesive and
together have driven the whole school ethos, culture and improvements, we are
This post will work in conjunction with the
Achievement Leader for Science focussing on teaching and learning development
across the faculty. You will be based
across both campuses and will play a key role in observing and improving the
practice of staff, ensuring protocols and procedures are followed, tackling in
a professional manner, and by policy, any deficiencies. You will also work
pastorally across the school supporting students to achieve high standards of
The post will encompass:
- Leading the Teaching & Learning within
your faculty under the direction of the Achievement Leader.
- Contributing on deep dives into various
aspects of teaching and learning themes
- Working with Achievement Leaders to identify
any support and CPD needed within your faculty
- Providing coaching support
- Responding to training needs of staff
identified through performance management
- Contribute to delivering the ECT and SCITT programme
We are looking for
someone who can play an active role in contributing to the already high
standards of developments in the school and has a clarity and understanding
about the strategic direction of our school.
This post offers an
exciting career opportunity and for someone who aspires to Senior Leadership. The post would suit an experienced
teacher who will continue to foster the supportive and collaborative
environment we are renowned for.
For the successful candidate, a commitment to
raising standards in a comprehensive school and a passion for developing young
adults as good citizens is essential:
this entails a commitment to all learners, to excellence for all, and a
belief that a good school will make a significant difference to learners’ life
chances, levels of attainment and the wellbeing of the community as a whole.
As a school we take staff well being
seriously. We offer staff the following:
- wellbeing weeks, with no commitments scheduled
- free lunch every day
- free tea and coffee
- half termly cooked breakfasts
- accrued inset days, taken as twilights, giving
staff an additional 4 days off a year
- One wellbeing day per year (during term-time),
to be taken at their chosen time (after a qualifying period)
- weekly thank you bulletin
- birthday cards
- heads discretionary leaves of absence for
- acts of random kindness
- access to mental health first aiders
appointed a new Achievement Leader in September 2022. The Achievement Leader is
enthusiastic, approachable and highly supportive. He works with the faculty to promote
collaborative planning, enhance teaching and learning, and to drive up
standards of achievement and attainment.
The faculty comprises of; an Achievement
Leader, three Assistant Achievement Leaders, eight main scale teachers, and
four technicians (one a qualified teacher). They are a welcoming and friendly
team and have a strong command of their subject. They are highly professional
and dedicated to continually improving their subject knowledge and sharing best
In 2023 the faculty's GCSE results were close
to the national average for Combined Science. Separate Sciences continue to
excel with Chemistry and Physics in particular exceeding national averages in
each measure. 48% of all Separate Science grades awarded were grade 7 or higher
with 13% being a grade 9.
The Science department is a leading department
across both campuses. The Achievement Leader of Science is an experienced
teacher and school leader. He is working tirelessly to help further improve the
teaching and learning that takes place in the department. His vision for the
department is that pupils are challenged to gain valuable scientific knowledge,
are able to apply their knowledge in novel contexts, are able to communicate
their ideas effectively and are engaged in Science beyond the classroom.
Science is enjoyed by students. You will be
joining a team who are committed to continuous improvement in Science pedagogy
and hold regular collaborative training sessions. The department is housed in
five laboratories on each of the Shakespeare and Cherbourg campuses. All
students are taught Science at KS3.
The profile of Triple Science continues to
rise so much that pupils are choosing it as one of their GCSE options and we
run one AQA Triple Science class on each campus. All other pupils follow the
AQA Combined Science course.
We will be holding pre-booked tours for prospective candidates, where
they can see the school and meet with Krista Dawkins, Headteacher or other
Senior Leaders. These can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Any
questions or queries can be emailed to email@example.com.
Your application should comprise of the
Hampshire Teaching application form, a supporting statement in which you should
outline your experience to date, the reasons for your interest in the post,
your suitability for it and what you will bring to this role and its
development. You can find an application form and job description on the school
website under School Information/Vacancies.
Applications, with the names and addresses of two
referees, should be returned to me, Krista Dawkins, Head Teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Crestwood Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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