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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subjects

Mathematics, Science

Working pattern

Full time: The school day is 8.25am-2.55pm

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership L13-L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about STEM education, with a particular focus on science and mathematics?

Are you committed to fostering a love for learning in the fields of science and mathematics?

Do you possess the expertise to lead and mentor fellow educators in these disciplines?

If you're ready to ignite a passion for STEM subjects and lead the way in science and mathematics education, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated colleague to join us in a newly devised role of STEM Lead Practitioner. This exciting opportunity offers a unique stepping stone into senior leadership. As part of the Extended Leadership Team, you will work closely with the Deputy Headteacher responsible for Quality of Education to develop the teaching and learning across our STEM subjects, with a particular focus on science and maths.

What the school offers its staff

In joining us, you will be joining a team of passionate colleagues with a shared vision to move the school onto the next stage in its improvement journey. The successful candidate will share our school values of respect, resilience and responsibility and will have clear evidence of how these values have been displayed within their current role.

What can Woodlands offer?

  • Opportunity to make a difference to the life choices of our students in a stimulating, challenging and friendly place to work
  • To be an integral part of a collaborative and forward-thinking Extended Leadership Team
  • Extensive opportunities for professional development with educational research at its centre
  • Support and strategies to maintain positive well-being, including half-termly ‘wellbeing weeks’ for all staff
  • A reduced teaching timetable in line with our lead practitioner allocation

Further details about the role

Lead Practitioner of Stem
L13 – L16

“Leaders are rightly proud of the difference they continue to make at this school. They lead the school with a clear vision and impressive moral purpose. They have made sure that all staff are well trained and understand the role that they each play in the school’s improvement journey” (Ofsted 2022)

Are you passionate about STEM education, with a particular focus on science and mathematics?

Are you committed to fostering a love for learning in the fields of science and mathematics?

Do you possess the expertise to lead and mentor fellow educators in these disciplines?

If you're ready to ignite a passion for STEM subjects and lead the way in science and mathematics education, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated colleague to join us in a newly devised role of STEM Lead Practitioner. This exciting opportunity offers a unique stepping stone into senior leadership. As part of the Extended Leadership Team, you will work closely with the Deputy Headteacher responsible for Quality of Education to develop the teaching and learning across our STEM subjects, with a particular focus on science and maths.

In joining us, you will be joining a team of passionate colleagues with a shared vision to move the school onto the next stage in its improvement journey. The successful candidate will share our school values of respect, resilience and responsibility and will have clear evidence of how these values have been displayed within their current role.

What can Woodlands offer?

  • Opportunity to make a difference to the life choices of our students in a stimulating, challenging and friendly place to work
  • To be an integral part of a collaborative and forward-thinking Extended Leadership Team
  • Extensive opportunities for professional development with educational research at its centre
  • Support and strategies to maintain positive well-being, including half-termly ‘wellbeing weeks’ for all staff
  • A reduced teaching timetable in line with our lead practitioner allocation

We encourage visits from prospective candidates to meet members of our school community. If you would like to visit the school or talk with a member of the Senior Leadership Team about the post please contact Nikki Purse on 02380463303.

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 Woodlands Community College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
844 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02380 463303

Woodlands Community College is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in Southampton, Hampshire. It is a community state school within the Southampton Education Authority. A secondary school with places for 900 students between the ages of 11-16, currently oversubscribed with 905 students currently on roll.
The school was opened by then-minister for schools David Miliband in 2003.
Jim Henderson
Head Teacher
The 3 Rs
respect, resilience and responsibility
Woodlands we show respect by:
· Taking care of everyone and everything in our school building and
school community
· Being open minded and accepting of people’s feelings, opinions and
beliefs
· Communicating, co-operating and listening politely and positively
At Woodlands we show resilience by:
· Accepting and learning from our mistakes by responding positively
to feedback
· Taking control of our own learning
· Embracing challenges with emotional strength
At Woodlands we show responsibility by:
· Contributing and engaging fully in all aspects of school life
· Taking pride in our appearance, attitude and work ethic
· Being honest and willing to be held accountable for our own actions

Arranging a visit to Woodlands Community College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email nicola.purse@woodlands.southampton.sch.uk.

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