This job expired on 6 October 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 September 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, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 100% (1.0) Timetable

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

The person appointed will have a clear vision of what an outstanding Science provision will look like and have the skills to lead in this area. They will be ambitious and see this role as a great stepping stone to a higher leadership position in the near future.

We are seeking to appoint a candidate who is passionate about engaging our students in the awe and wonder of Science and inspiring them to be inquisitive and curious about the world around them; someone who really wants to make a difference!

What the school offers its staff

We genuinely care about our staff, their well-being and their professional development: we are a happy team, committed to working collaboratively and sharing the very best practice and we can offer:

- A new Science Learning Centre

- A laptop for every teacher

- Timetabled Work from Home (WFH) sessions

- Regular staff well-being activities

- Free access to our sporting facilities

- Free flu jab organised through a local pharmacy

Further details about the role

If you are an outstanding Science teacher aspiring to undertake a leadership role it really is worth applying for this post. We have a strong track record of succession planning and many of our current leaders have progressed to promoted posts within the College.

For further details, please visit the vacancies page on our website. (www.latimer.org.uk).

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About The Latimer Arts College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1145 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01536 720310

At The Latimer Arts College, we are a community that genuinely respects and cares for each other. Together, we are committed to ensuring that everyone in our school is happy, feels safe and is valued. We are over-subscribed, with 1200 students aged 11-18 who are nurtured and guided through their education in a purposeful and caring community ethos based on respect for all.

With our students at the heart of all that we do, we encourage each member of the community to uphold both our core values of Honesty, Excellence, Ambition, Respect and Teamwork and encourage the development of the core characteristics of Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative & Communication, ensuring students leave with the skills required for employment and future success. We also model the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. We aim to make a positive contribution to both our local community and wider society.

We have a passionate belief in the value of a well-rounded education and it is our intention to unlock the true potential within each and every individual, whatever that may be. We work collectively to motivate our students to place no boundaries on their ambitions, no limits on their aspirations and remove any barriers to their achievement. Through our high expectations we want to inspire our students to achieve excellence and be the best that they can be.

Our staff are one of the secrets of our success and so we are fully committed to their wellbeing and professional development.

We seek to appoint staff who thrive on collaboration, innovation and a desire to be amazing: colleagues who will have a passion for improving student achievement and personal development and be bursting with ideas as to how to achieve this. It is our job to nurture you to deliver this success.

We have a highly successful induction programme for new staff, including an ECT programme, and we offer an extensive range of training throughout this.

We are committed to the DfE Education Staff Wellbeing Charter and have a varied programme of activities and support in place for our staff. This is responsive and evolves annually based on context and needs, with our staff voice being instrumental in shaping what we provide.

We are passionate about supporting professional development so that we can ensure we are equipping our staff team with the skills, knowledge and understanding that they need to not only fulfil their roles but most importantly to be fulfilled by their roles. We endeavour to support staff who wish to study for Masters Degrees and other professional qualifications.

Staff Benefits

Amongst the things that we offer are:

• Full School Teachers Pay and Conditions, including continuous service, for Teaching Staff
• Employer Pension Contribution – Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Teachers). Local Government Pension Scheme (Non-Teaching Staff).
• A commitment to the DfE Education Staff Wellbeing Charter
• Regular staff wellbeing activities and social events
• Free access to our sporting facilities (up to 6pm weekdays)
• Health Assured (Employee Assistance Programme) - a free confidential information, support, counselling and advice service available 24 hours a day
• Free flu jab organised through a local pharmacy
• A laptop is provided for every teacher and many non-teaching staff
• Timetabled Work from Home (WFH) sessions
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption Leave and Pay
• Eye Care Vouchers for employees using a VDU

The wider curriculum

We have a thriving House system, with two forms from each year group making up one of our four Houses. This system epitomises the caring, community ethos, and encourages a little healthy competition too!

At The Latimer Arts College we passionately believe that participation in enrichment activities plays a significant contribution to personal growth and high academic achievement. That is why we provide a range of extended opportunities throughout, and beyond, the academic year.

Our Facilities

Ensuring that our staff and students can thrive in a positive learning environment is one of our key priorities. Each learning area is well-equipped with the specialist resources that individual subjects require.

Significant investment has been made in the site in recent years which means that we are the proud owners of a state of the art Science Learning Centre, a multi-use Sports Centre and a 4G all-weather pitch. In addition to this we have our own Masque theatre.

We continue to invest and innovate to improve the learning environment for all. The Latimer Arts College provides an excellent environment to both teach and learn in.

Not only do these provide great facilities during the school day, but they are also available for free for staff and students to use post-school. This helps to add to our strong community ethos.

Arranging a visit to The Latimer Arts College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@latimer.org.uk.

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