Trust Wide Lead - Science (Maternity Cover) Bluecoat Aspley Academy, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Job description

This post is to provide maternity cover for our current highly successful MAT lead for Science. This post is key to driving up quality as we strive to grow and improve. In the course of the next few months we anticipate that the Trust will grow by almost half. This vacancy has been created to support with this existing growth and to facilitate the raising of standards in this critical core subject area. The post is to oversee standards and expectations in up to four academies across the Trust.

The Trust Wide Lead has a duty to promote high quality in all aspects of the work of the team by maintaining high standards of achievement and ensuring that all students fulfil their potential through effective teaching and learning, and high expectations.

There is currently a network of around fifty Science teachers across the Trust. It is anticipated this will rise to almost one hundred in the next twelve months. The Trust Wide Lead is responsible for organising the content and delivery of joint professional development once every half term for the network of teachers.

Candidates should pay attention to the job description/person specification and explain within their application how they meet the criteria, whilst also describing what they will bring to the post from their own knowledge and experience.

Essential educational requirements

• Relevant ‘A’ Levels (or equivalent) and degree;
• Qualified Teacher Status
• Good honours degree (2:1 or better);

Essential qualifications

• Completion of middle/ senior leader CPD.

Essential skills and experience

• Relevant teaching experience or teaching practice
• Experience of working with students of a wide range of abilities and needs, including EAL
• Experience of leading a staff team and whole school projects
• Monitoring, evaluating and reviewing classroom and assessment practice and promoting improvement strategies, challenging underperformance and ensuring corrective action
• Supporting staff in setting high expectations and challenging targets
• Currently working in UK Secondary school
• Relevant ‘life experience’ e.g. time working in business or industry
• Experience of working within a Multi Academy Trust and/or an all-through school (4 -19)
• Experience of working with/ leading teachers from other schools
• An understanding of current educational developments and a clear grasp of issues relating to education in general and the Science specialism
• The theory and practice of providing effectively for the individual needs of all children

Employee benefits

In return we can offer:

• Employee benefits and well-being scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
• Salary sacrifice bus pass scheme

About Bluecoat Aspley Academy

Aspley Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 5GY
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