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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time, part time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Pay Scale £50,807 - £56,082 (L4 - L8)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Role

We are seeking an exceptional practitioner who is committed to raising standards for students to join our established Science department as a Lead Practitioner.

The Lead Practitioner role is part of a wider leadership structure that moves the school forward. Lead Practitioners are part of our extended whole school leadership team working on faculty and whole school initiatives. Our recent Ofsted inspection (Jan 24) graded leadership as outstanding, and our middle leaders play a pivotal role in this achievement.

Visits to the School are welcomed.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • To improve student outcomes and engagement by ensuring high quality teaching and learning is consistent across the Science faculty and the wider school.
  • To drive whole school Teaching and Learning developments as a central part of the wider Teaching and Learning team.
  • To have in-depth knowledge of recent academic research in teaching and learning.
  • To have the skills and enthusiasm to make a significant contribution to our commitment to continued improvements in evidence-based teaching and learning strategies.
  • To work with the leadership team to develop appropriate CPD strategies to enable teaching within the Faculty, and across the school, to become consistently excellent.
  • Model outstanding, innovative and evidence-based pedagogical practice.
  • Develop and implement teaching and learning strategies throughout the faculty which raise the quality of teaching and learning of all staff and therefore raise student standards and progress.
  • Research and evaluate innovative curricular practices including leading edge technology for learning and draw on research outcomes and other sources of external evidence to inform own practice and that of colleagues.
  • Develop high quality teaching materials and schemes of learning throughout the faculty to support outstanding teaching.
  • Drive the effective use and development of IT to support and enhance teaching and learning at individual and departmental level.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Demonstrable experience of high quality teaching and learning
  • Demonstrable experience of improving student outcomes
  • Demonstrable experience of effective performance management and quality improvement within a school environment
  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum and OFSTED Framework regarding effective leadership, management and self-evaluation
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategies to raise standards and achievement of students

What the school offers its staff

Why work for The Sigma Trust, St Helena School?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Perkbox, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Further details about the role



Pay Range: Leadership Pay Scale L4 – L8 (£50,807 – £56,082 p.a)

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Full time and part time applications will be considered

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)
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 St Helena School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
994 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01255 750913

Arranging a visit to St Helena School

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

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