46 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023 or January 2024

  • Closing date

    14 July 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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Lead Practitioner Scale 8-12

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a successful middle leader, preferably with a science specialism for this new post of Lead Practitioner for STEM.

This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring middle leader to lead the development of teaching and learning in STEM subjects across the school. A role on the SLT as an associate headteacher will be considered for a suitable candidate.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher who has experience of leading a successful department or team. The successful candidate will be required to support the Science Department to develop highly effective teaching and learning along with other STEM subjects and School wide projects and initiatives as required. You must be able to engage with, inspire and motivate others. You will need to lead by example by being a consistently outstanding practitioner in the classroom and able to influence and develop the teaching practice of others.

The position will require the candidate to have the following:

  • Experience of leading a successful Science department
  • A proven record of raising and maintaining high standards
  • Excellent teacher of Science, across all Key Stages.
  • Vision, drive and flare, with a progressive approach in order to develop further success.
  • Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the specific appointment.
  • A genuine commitment to making a positive contribution to the school and creating an ethos in which students feel valued, are inquisitive and achieve success.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • A highly successful 11-18 comprehensive with over 1400 well-motivated students, judged as “good” with many outstanding features by Ofsted (February 2018)
  • Over 220 students in the sixth form with good uptake of STEM subjects
  • A friendly, supportive working environment in an attractive and well-resourced setting
  • All Labs equipped with interactive whiteboards
  • Experienced Lab Technicians to assist with Practical Work.

Commitment to safeguarding

The college is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students

Applying for the job

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About Waingels

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1366 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Waingels is a very successful 11 to 18 Comprehensive school serving its local community. Our successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued, founded on respectful relationships for all. Our ethos and culture are values based. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community.

Arranging a visit to Waingels

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email JenJJN@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk.

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