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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    23 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 10 sessions

Contract type


Pay scale

Lead Practitioner Spine

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • You will be an outstanding practitioner with a proven track record
  • have a strong focus on teaching and learning
  • be experienced in managing others and supporting them to develop their teaching including coaching, mentoring and training
  • demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the academy and its students can achieve
  • have proven experience of positively impacting on student progress, raising attainment and developing excellence
  • be fully committed to Tanfield School’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of scholars

You will be an excellent teacher of Science with outstanding outcomes for the last 3 years.

What the school offers its staff

With great students who behave impeccably, an outstanding team of staff, Tanfield School offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual looking to develop their career.

You would be joining a very strong and supportive team who are determined to drive further improvements at Tanfield School.

Whole School responsibilities may change over time to help provide you with further experiences and skill development to support your career development and promotion opportunities.

Very effective staff training and support and outstanding CPD.

As a rapidly improving School, you would be joining us at a very exciting time and become part of a vibrant learning community that will offer you fantastic opportunities for CPD, career development, future promotions and for you to be able to make your mark.

Our tight, robust and no-nonsense behaviour systems ensure you can really teach.

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 Tanfield School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
701 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01207 232881

You would be joining a very strong staff team who are determined to drive further improvements at Tanfield. Our school is a vibrant and exciting place to work. You may have read our previous Ofsted report. Since then we have had significant change in our staffing. Students who had joined Tanfield from other schools, who caused significant behaviour issues have graduated from the school. We are rapidly improving. In 2022 our progress 8 score was the 3rd best in County Durham at 0.4. We were the 8th most improved school in the country between 2019 and 2022.

Arranging a visit to Tanfield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email chewitson@tanfieldschool.co.uk.

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