Trust Director of Science (Secondary)

More than one school, Stockton-on-Tees local authority

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  • Application deadline

    18 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    28 April 2022


This teaching role is at more than one school in the local authority. You can find out more in schools overview.

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Leadership L10-15 £52,723 - £59,581

Trust Director of Science (Secondary) job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and inspirational Senior Leader who is seeking a new challenge and wishing to join a dynamic and supportive MAT.

We seek to appoint an outstanding and proven Leader of Science who has high aspirations, drive and the enthusiasm and commitment to lead the secondary school improvement activities for Science across the Trust as we move to the next stage in our development and achieve even greater success, progress measures and Ofsted judgement. We strive to have outstanding student and subject progress with the very best practice in teaching and learning and create inspirational learning experiences for all of our students. The successful candidate would, likewise, believe passionately that every student, regardless of background can make excellent academic and personal progress and succeed.

The Director of Science will be responsible for developing the Science Curriculum, manage the performance of identified subject leaders, delivers teaching and learning improvement activities that drive improved Science secondary outcomes.

The Director of Science will work with the Director of School Improvement and the School Improvement teams to take the strategic lead for implementing the Trust School Improvement plan in specific schools. This will include deployment in key schools to ensure progress is rapid and secured.

We can offer you:
• The opportunity to have a profound positive impact on school improvement
• A dedicated hardworking team of staff
• The opportunity to work closely with the Director of School Improvement and our talented Headteachers
• Supportive Trustees and Governors
• The opportunity to take on a high profile role within a highly effective multi academy trust
• Trust benefits

Role and Requirements

The key purpose of the Director of Science is to:
• Drive consistent improvement in Secondary Science across Vision Academy Learning Trust
• Lead on the design of curriculum provision and resources for KS3, KS4 and KS5 in Science to ensure well sequenced curriculum to deliver teaching, learning and progress that is at least good in all secondary schools
• Lead the monitoring, quality assurance, evaluation and review of standards and provision within Science departments across the 3 secondary schools within the Trust in order to secure improvements
• Lead the coordination of improvement and engagement strategies both in the classroom and beyond for students vulnerable to not making good progress (SEN and PP) and develop support programmes that improve outcomes for all students
• Play a leading and highly visible role in the improvement of teaching and learning of Science and the academic success of all pupils across secondary schools, ensuring high standards of teaching, learning and achievement

The successful candidate must:

• Be an outstanding Subject Leader and able to demonstrate proven and successful Science innovation in their role
• Possess outstanding knowledge of Science education
• Have a proven ability to raise standards with a strong and secure knowledge of proven and sustained Science improvement strategies
• Have an excellent ability to think and plan strategically and creatively to ensure improvements
• Have an exceptional understanding of all science data; ability to analyse forensically and use analysis to inform improvement planning
• Have proven experience of quality learning strategies monitoring pupil progress and interventions to raise attainment and progress outcomes.
• Possess successful experience of leading and / or providing improvement strategies in a school and / or to other schools
• Have a track record of successfully leading improvements as demonstrated by Ofsted judgments and / or student outcomes over time
• Hold a relevant teaching qualification and QTS, ideally with NPQSL and/or a higher education qualification

Vision Academy Learning Trust is committed to safer recruitment and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service clearance. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from as diverse a group as possible.

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About the schools

Contact phone number
01642 051020

The Vision Academy Learning Trust was established in 2016 and currently consists of three secondary schools, 5 primary schools and a teaching school.

School details

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1531 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1221 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
527 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to one of the schools

Candidates who wish to visit the school prior to completing their application (subject to COVID restrictions), or would like to speak to the Director of School Improvement/CEO should contact the CEO’s PA, Mrs Anne Robinson, a.robinson@valt.org.uk to arrange a convenient time.

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