Second in Charge of Science - Head of Physics Reach Academy Feltham, Feltham, Middlesex

Job description

The Role
We are seeking an enthusiastic and thoughtful leader to build on the progress made in the Science department over the school’s first seven years. We are a school that sees STEM opportunities and careers as a critical part of the way that we can support every one of our pupils to live lives of choice and opportunity. The successful candidate will work alongside our Director of Science, leading on key aspects of the department’s work, including one of the three subjects and assessment across the department. They will be a committed teacher with a track record of leading pupils to achieve great results. They will share the school’s vision and the belief that all young people can achieve at high levels. There will be significant career progression available for the successful candidate.

Key responsibilities
• Ensure that pupils are making appropriate progress in Physics, and that own teaching and learning is highly effective;
• Oversee the pastoral care of pupils;
• Oversee the curricula for one of the Sciences and hold staff to account for planning and reflecting on these in collaboration with Director of Science;
• Lead parts of departmental meetings and co-plan these with Director of Science;
• Lead on assessment across the department, including facilitating internal and external moderation;
• Create a purposeful learning environment;
• Support the Academy Leadership Team to set vision and direction for the Secondary phase in line with Academy vision;
• Set a vision and targets for pupil success;
• Track progress, regularly monitor reports on progress, identify and deliver interventions where appropriate;
• Align with and uphold the Academy vision, standards of behaviour, discipline and exclusion policy;
• Deal effectively and sensitively with child protection issues.

Other
• Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Academy Leadership Team; and
• Undertake the main professional duties of a teacher as set out in the Reach Academy pay and conditions of service document.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified to degree level and above;
Qualified to teach and work in the UK

Essential qualifications

Qualified to teach and work in the UK

Essential skills and experience

Experience of working with young people; and
Evidence of continually improving the outcomes of pupils.
Ideal candidates will:
Be seeking to move into a leadership role;
Have a desire to work in a pioneering environment;
Have a range of ideas about how to strengthen pupils’ experience
in Science;
Believe that all pupils are capable of academic success;
Want to challenge themselves every day;
Be keen to get involved in the wider life of the school and
embrace the fact that Reach is an all-through school;
Appreciate being highly valued for their hard work

Employee benefits

The school offers a range of unique benefits, including exceptional CPD, a range of growth opportunities and innovative benefits, including the opportunity to take term time holiday. It offers an opportunity to serve a high-need community and work alongside a supportive team who share a deep commitment to the school’s vision. This role will also be paid a TLR.


About Reach Academy Feltham

Address
53-55 High Street, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 4AB
Phase
All Through
Type
Free School