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Lead Practitioner - Science

King Henry School, Erith, Kent, DA8 3BN

This job expired on 31 October 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Closing date

    31 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership scale (Outer London weighting) + £3,000 Recruitment & Retention Bonus

Lead Practitioner - Science job summary

​​​​​​​We know it can be difficult to recruitexceptional teachers at this level, so we are offering aRecruitment and Retention Bonus of £3,000for the successful candidate who takes on this role. Half of the bonus is payable in your first month, and the second half is payable in August 2023 provided you are still employed and are not working a notice period).​​​​​​​

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding science practitioner with a proven track record of teaching excellence to join our expanding Academy Improvement Team and become our Lead Practitioner of Science for January 2023. You will help to inspire our committed and supportive team across the academy, modelling and leading the improvement of teaching skills to raise student achievement in all groups and to narrow any gaps in attainment. We warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about science and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress.

Your focus will be on raising attainment in science by working with other teachers and leaders across the organisation. You will be expected to support colleagues to deliver their timetable to the very highest standards and be open-minded to step in and support when necessary. This is a unique, exciting opportunity for career development towards headship.

As a Lead Practitioner, you will be part of a large team with a wide range of experience and expertise. The department will, in time, train and develop trainee teachers and ECTs as a means of investing in the future of the department and the academy. With senior leaders also in the department, you will be able to rely on the expertise of established practitioners who will also play a part in working with you to continue to develop the science curriculum and implement this effectively. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly effective practitioner to contribute and support the leadership of raising standards in teaching and learning across the department, which will inevitably have a positive and direct impact on pupils' learning and experience in science.

Achievement for all students regardless of background is our key objective. We offer stimulating learning environments where effective teaching and learning are underpinned by high-quality interpersonal relationships. If you are ambitious for yourself and the learners you serve, then you are the person we need.

King Henry is going through a significant transition period and we have set ourselves ambitious goals about the progress and development of teaching and learning within its schools. Our mission is to create an outstanding organisation that inspires learners with excellence in academic achievement and personal development.

Note that Leigh Academies Trust is currently supporting King Henry School to recruit exceptional staff who can make an immediate positive impact on the school community and all of its students. Click here to read about the potential transition of King Henry to Leigh Academies Trust in early 2023. This is a hugely exciting time to join King Henry School and for our staff to work together under the remarkable leadership of John Dixon, Principal.

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About King Henry School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1537 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Application process:

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the school before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Pam Morey - PA to the Principal - via email at PMorey@kinghenry.org.uk. Visits will be offered throughout October - please ensure you offer a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the school.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Pam Morey (as above) in the first instance.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Elene Redelinghuys (Recruitment Coordinator) on 01634 412 263 or elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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