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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    13 March 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    22 February 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

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L2-L6 (£48,605-£53,642 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

A Lead Practitioner in an inspirational teacher for pupils and colleagues alike, with the track record to prove it. They are someone who is ambitious and highly motivated to lead others. The Lead Practitioner will do everything possible to raise the quality of teaching and learning in physics and in the wider school.

The science department at Swanshurst is a highly successful one, making a significant contribution to Ebacc progress scores that are consistently significantly above the national average. We would expect the successful candidate to teach all Science disciplines at Key Stage 3 and KS4 Combined Science, plus physics separate science and A level. We also offer GCSE and A level Psychology and BTEC level 3 applied science within the Science department. Lead practitioners are expected to contribute to the work of the department leadership team and to our professional growth curriculum for all teaching staff, through delivery of whole school CPD and instructional coaching.

How have we achieved our current strengths? Quite simply, we employ teachers who are as ambitious, passionate and dedicated. These amazing people work hard to ensure that our pupils make the best progress they possibly can. Whether they are the most able or those requiring additional support, every child deserves nothing less than the very best teaching.

Not surprisingly, there’s a real buzz about our school. If you would like to be part of it – and teach children who genuinely want to learn – we would love to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

Swanshurst is an ‘Outstanding School’ for girls with over 1900 students on roll aged 11-19 years. We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all stages of their career. In our latest inspection, Ofsted found pupils at Swanshurst to be “happy, well cared for and that they secure excellent academic and personal outcomes” they described the girls as “polite, respectful and courteous”. Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of them and of all our staff who contribute to the “purposeful learning culture within the school that characterises the work of staff and pupils.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Swanshurst School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1866 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0121 464 2400

Swanshurst is an ‘Outstanding School’ for girls with over 1900 students on roll, aged 11-19 years. We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all stages of their careers, including the full range of leadership NPQs.
Ofsted (2017) found pupils at Swanshurst to be “happy, well cared for and that they secure excellent academic and personal outcomes” they described the girls as “polite, respectful and courteous”. Needles to say, we are incredibly proud of them and of all our staff who contribute to the “purposeful learning culture within the school that characterises the work of staff and pupils”

Arranging a visit to Swanshurst School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@swanshurst.org.

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