Science Research Lead

Greenshaw High School, Sutton, Surrey


Job details

Subjects Science, Chemistry, Biology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £28,355 to £44,541

Job summary

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed science teacher with a passion for Science and a keen interest in educational research to join our school as our Science Research Lead. The successful candidate will lead the school’s work in evidence-informed science teaching, working closely with the Head of Department and other science colleagues to help make better use of research findings in science lessons. They will also teach Science up to Key Stage 4 (up to Key Stage 5 would be desirable) and play a central role in the Science department, with the highest ambitions for learning and rigorously high expectations.

For the right candidate, there will also be the opportunity to work within the Research School, helping to support our growing network of schools and developing and leading internal and external training programmes, primarily for secondary science, but also in relation to other areas of school improvement. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established department and make a contribution to its ambitious vision for the future.

The successful candidate will have a detailed knowledge of the evidence base for improving secondary science curriculum and teaching and learning, combined with excellent subject knowledge, a genuine passion for teaching Science and detailed knowledge of current curriculum and pedagogical developments in science and the wider curriculum. A desire to raise overall achievement in Science through promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning is essential.

Science is very popular at Greenshaw: many students choose to study it up to Key Stage 5, with a number of students opting to study one of the sciences at degree level. Science is delivered by a large, innovative and ambitious team of specialists, who aim to nurture, promote and develop students’ understanding and enjoyment of their subject through methodology and practice. The team work together collaboratively, with everyone making their own valuable contributions to ensure the development and success of the department.

For a comprehensive job description and person specification, please refer to the recruitment pack.

Essential educational requirements

Recognised degree with a good classification in a relevant subject

Essential qualifications

An appropriate teaching certificate and QTS

Essential skills and experience

Experience teaching up to Key Stage 5
Detailed knowledge of current curriculum and pedagogical developments in the teaching of Science and the wider curriculum
Detailed knowledge of the evidence base for improving secondary science curriculum and teaching and learning

Employee benefits

TLR2B allowance of £4,654.00

As an employer, we offer a range of staff benefits, including excellent CPD opportunities and career progression, automatic entry in to a recognised pension scheme and employer contributions, a cycle to work scheme, gym membership, eye care vouchers and other corporate discounts. Since October 2018, both staff and students benefit from a two-week October half term.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1802 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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Website Greenshaw High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DY