Director of Learning - Science
Strood Academy

Job reference: 004728

Location: Strood Academy

Closing date: 20/05/2022

Salary: Leadership scale commensurate with experience

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Secondary Leadership

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: September 2022

About the role: Strood Academy has a rare and truly exciting opportunity to appoint an exceptional candidate to join and lead our science department.  We are looking for a Director of Learning - Science for September 2022 and warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about Science and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress.

You’ll be joining the department at an exciting time as the improvements we are making are gaining momentum. Combined science is taught as a discrete subject to all pupils in Years 7-9 as part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. In years 10 and 11 we follow the AQA Trilogy science programme. Results have steadily improved over the last 3 years and this is a fantastic opportunity for the department to really excel. The role is ideal for a candidate currently in a middle leadership position seeking progression and further responsibility. 

What we are offering:

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Strood Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing. 

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

  • An excellent leader who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge within the science remit
  • Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships
  • Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential
  • Energetic and have a can-do attitude
  • Confident and has strong career aspirations
  • Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the Academy
  • Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject​​​​​​​


Click here for the full Recruitment Pack.




Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Sarah West, PA and Office Manager - sarah.west@stroodacademy.org.  Visits will be hosted by Numera Anwar, Principal or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures  will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy. 

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Sarah in the first instance.​​​​​​​

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (LAT Talent Team) on holly.neve@latrust.org.uk or 01634 412 263

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

 

The closing date for this job has now passed.

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