Head of Science
Havelock Academy

Job Reference: 001798

Location: Havelock Academy

Closing Date: 16/03/2021

Vacancy Start Date: 31/08/2021

Salary: £46,566-£52,723 (L5-L10)

Employment Type: Permanent

School Type: Secondary

Hours Per week: Full-time leadership

Havelock Academy is now recruiting for a Head of Science to join us in September 2021 or earlier if available. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

We offer all three science disciplines at sixth form – so this role would involve leadership of all science and the opportunity to teach in the sixth form.

As a member of the Wider Leadership Team you would lead the development of the Science curriculum, including Key Stage 3, and relevant GCSE, A Level and vocational exam courses.

Undertaking and completing subject performance data analysis and using Academy prior attainment data to monitor, evaluate and review the effectiveness of learning outcomes and the curriculum.  Responsibility also for target setting, tracking, and monitoring student progress and achievement in Science.

You would deliver INSET and professional coaching when appropriate to support the development of Science.

Identifying students at risk of underachieving in Science and in need of additional support and implementing effective intervention strategies where required at subject, group or individual student level.

Full time leadership hours – permanent position

About our Academy

Havelock Academy aims to develop:

  • academic excellence through a culture of inquiry
  • high quality teaching and personalised support for learning
  • high levels of pastoral care, family engagement and personal coaching
  • experience of learning beyond the local community to improve intercultural understanding
  • high levels of personal independence and enterprise through increased self-knowledge and self-esteem
  • appreciation of the importance of a healthy lifestyle
  • opportunities to refine personal skills and talents

Salary & Benefits

  • £46,566-£52,723 (L5-L10)
  • Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • An excellent provision for your professional development and Leadership Development programme
  • Health and Well-Being Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Who we are looking for

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Subject Degree qualifications
  • Evidenced experience of manipulating and interrogating large and complex data sets
  • Very strong track of professional development
  • Middle Leadership experience with evidence of successful project / system management
  • Excellent knowledge of the Science curriculum across all key stages
  • The ability to plan strategically, to set out clear aims and objectives and to manage transformational change successfully
  • The ability to carry out rigorous self-evaluation and review and to act on the findings in order to bring about improvement
  • The ability to lead and manage individuals and teams of staff so as to bring out the best in them and the best outcomes for students
  • The ability to provide effective support to staff so as to ensure the maintenance of good conduct and relationships
  • A record of consistently delivering good or outstanding lessons and good outcomes for students
  • An in depth knowledge of best practice in teaching, learning and assessment for learning
  • A thorough understanding of how to use performance data to monitor standards of attainment and to plan appropriate interventions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and confidence in the use of new technologies
  • Recent successful leadership experience
  • Evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance and outcomes
  • Experience in promoting a wide range of teaching methodologies
  • Experience in effective use of planning, assessment and analysis in raising standards
  • Experience of carrying out effective classroom observation to reliably assess standards of teaching, learning and attainment to Ofsted criteria.

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Further details and how to apply for this position

For an informal chat or to arrange a socially distanced/virtual visit, please call us on 01472 602000.

To complete our application form, please click on ‘apply for job’.   Please note we cannot accept CVs without a completed application form.

Havelock Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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