A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Head of Science to lead our dynamic department. As a result of the high quality professional development available throughout Trust, this post would suit somebody looking for their first Head of Department role or would equally be an excellent step for an existing middle leader considering a school improvement role as a Trust Director of subject in the future.
Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of required skills and experience.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS - WHAT DO WE OFFER AS AN EMPLOYER?
Outwood Grange Academies Trust supports colleagues by funding an extensive range of accredited training courses and apprenticeship opportunities up to Masters level. We also offer:
Your starting salary with annual increments plus inflation linked increases. The starting salary within the grade advertised will be dependent upon your experience. You will also receive:
- A comprehensive induction and training process
- Automatic enrolment into an increasingly rare and valuable defined Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution rates
- Flexible family friendly policies from day one
- Enhanced occupational benefits available (such as maternity, adoption and parental leave) with no qualifying period
- Holidays: A minimum of 25 days plus bank holidays (this increases with length of service)
- A range of working patterns are available dependant upon the role
Automatic enrolment into our Employee Assistance Programme which gives you and your family members free access to:
- Specialist information on a wide range of work-life issues
- Emotional support and counselling for a wide range of personal and work issues
- Legal guidance
- Financial guidance and debt counselling
- Child and dependent care support and advice
- Support for managers
We are also a wellbeing employer with a dedicated wellbeing policy and menopause policy along with menopause champions based in our academies. Other benefits include:
- Free flu vaccinations
- Free onsite parking
- Employee discounts such as competitively priced Synergy Car Leasing
- Access to various discount sites
The science department has made huge strides in recent years,
whereby we recently achieved our highest ever biology, chemistry and physics
results, which were all in line or above national averages. Overall, 70% of all
science qualifications achieved grade 4 or above this year. We are now looking
to appoint the right candidate to lead the department on its next step on the
journey to outstanding. The Academy became part of Outwood Grange family of
Schools in 2022 and, as a member of that family, we are totally committed to
providing the best possible education for every child, with a focus on creating
a culture of success and a positive climate for learning.
The Science Department at Outwood Academy Haydock is thriving.
Our team of specialist teachers deliver high quality lessons in specialist labs
within the school’s science and technology block. Teachers are also supported
by our highly experienced and fantastic science technician.
As a member of the Outwood Family you will share our vision of
‘Students First’ and be able to work collaboratively with our network of
outstanding heads of science and senior leaders. You will also be supported on
your journey by our Directors of Science.
Outwood Academy Haydock is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students; making sure they are happy individuals who know how to keep themselves safe. As an academy, staff do their best to keep students safe. We have a culture of vigilance and we will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order to support all our students. Outwood Academy Haydock is committed to ensuring that students are aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable and how they can keep themselves safe. We have a committed team who are trained as Advanced Designated Safeguarding Leads.
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