Lead Practitioner - Science

The Leigh UTC, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5TF

10 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    30 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 May 2022

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Contract type



Leadership scale commensurate with experience

Lead Practitioner - Science job summary

Please note that interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis with the view of a successful appointment being made before 31st May 2022.

About the role: We are looking for a Lead Practitioner - Science for September 2022, and warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about science and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress.

This is a fantastic role which will enable you to develop your leadership skills by working both within the science department and across the academy to raise standards in teaching and learning and hence the achievement of all students. You will become part of a well established, highly collaborative and successful team as we are confident that our teaching and support teams, our facilities and most importantly our students will inspire you.

Through the consistent modelling of high quality teaching and learning, and coaching of colleagues, you will have a direct impact in developing the science department to make it even better and grow our talented science team to secure the very best outcomes for students at our academy.

The ideal candidate will be an expert teacher of science who is familiar with evidence informed teaching practices and likely to have had departmental leadership experience.

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

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About The Leigh UTC

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
630 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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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 will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Sabrina Catanho (Office Manager) - sabrina.catanho@theleighutc.org.uk. Visits will be hosted by a member of SLT. Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. 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 Academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Assistant Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Sabrina Catanho in the first instance.

Application closing date: Friday 20th May 2022, midday
Interview and assessment activities: Tuesday 24th May 2022

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (LAT Talent Team) on holly.neve@latrust.org.uk or 01634 412 263

The academy 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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