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Director of Science 

The Stockwood Park Academy

  • £58,959.00 - £65,010.00 Annually (Actual) Leadership L10-L14 £58,959-£65,010 dependent on experience
  • Luton / East of England
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

About this Role

The Shared Learning Trust – Staff Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits across our trust, supporting our staff in a variety of ways. From an extensive Wellbeing package to an onsite car wash, you can be reassured that we have your best interests at heart.

Perkbox and Perkbox Medical

NPQ’s Teacher Development Trust and training courses with The National College

Staff social events, including 5 a-side football and BBQs

Reduced gym membership rates and free on-site gym

Staff recognition with reward shopping vouchers

On-site Indian head or shoulder massage

Online delivery drop off service, including Amazon

Free eye test vouchers

Onsite car wash at reduced rates

Support for all staff with an experienced licensed counsellor

Free tea and coffee plus a reusable bamboo coffee cup for new starters

Free onsite car parking at all academies

Cycle to work scheme

Enhanced pension employers’ contribution and death in service payment

Dry cleaning and ironing service

Refer a friend £500 bonus scheme

Director of Science

We have an exciting leadership opportunity at The Stockwood Park Academy, Director of Science you will be joining a large, flourishing and thriving Science Faculty. At our academy, we are proud of the unrivalled education experience offered and you will certainly benefit from forward-thinking and supportive leadership, an encouraging and enthusiastic staff body and enterprising students.  The Stockwood Park Academy has state of the art facilities, fit for all your teaching needs.  Our facilities include sporting and performance equipment which the whole school body are able to enjoy.

This role will suit an outstanding practitioner with a proven track record of improving outcomes within a Science Department.  You will work closely with subject leaders in Science to drive up attainment and progress.  The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills, be able to collaborate with colleagues, flexibility and enjoy working as part of a team.  You will build on existing good practice, strengthen partnerships, and ensure our academy is well supported to deliver an excellent education to all students.

With the chance to make a difference to children’s and young people’s lives. The Stockwood Park Academy is of the belief that all children have the right to enriching education through a knowledge-rich and child-centric approach: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.

As a Teaching Trust, we offer exceptional teacher training and high-quality professional development programmes catered to your needs. Consequently, we have many success stories of driven and ambitious teachers that join us and have been given excellent CPD and developmental opportunities that has allowed them to climb the career ladder. Therefore, if you do not currently hold the NPQSL, we will support you in gaining this accreditation.

… If you want to lead and develop in a fast paced, dynamic and successful Academy, come and join us at Stockwood Park Academy!

The successful candidate will

  • A Teacher of your own specialism teaching KS3 KS4 and KS5.
  • Ability to teach all science subjects at KS3 and KS4.
  • To support other Leaders within the school.
  • To have responsibility for planning, delivery, and assessment of learning activities for Science across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
  • To ensure student achievement is at least in line with expectations.
  • To be accountable for progress and achievement of students.
  • To implement school policies and procedures as appropriate in day-to-day activities.

Job specifics

Start date September 2023

Salary Leadership L10-L14  £58,959-£65,010 dependent on experience

Job Role Full time, Permanent

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

Safeguarding

We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of ‘children’ includes everyone under the age of 18.

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