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The New Forest Academy

Head Of Science

Closing date: 29/06/2024 at 17:00

Job Start Date: September 2024

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Key Stage: KS3/KS4

Salary Type: MPR / UPR

Salary Details: Main - Upper Pay Range + A Highly Competitive TLR + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Hours of Work: Full Time, Permanent

Location of Role: The New Forest Academy

Job/Person Summary

Main - Upper Pay Range + A Highly Competitive TLR + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Full Time, Permanent

September 2024 Start Date

We are excited to present an exceptional opening for the position of Head of Science at our esteemed Academy. This role entails overseeing the Science subjects, namely Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The primary objective of this position is to provide leadership, inspiration, and support to a talented department, ensuring the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning, ultimately resulting in outstanding outcomes.

The ideal candidate for this role will possess prior experience in leading these subjects or be a skilled science teacher who is prepared to embrace this opportunity for middle leadership. We are seeking an individual who is positive, forward-thinking, and possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively motivate and develop the team. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be a high achiever, consistently setting and maintaining high expectations to drive exceptional results.  This post will provide an ideal opportunity for those aspiring for senior leadership in the future.

The successful candidate will lead a highly ambitious department.  Operating from a purpose built and well equipped Science block, our team consists of a group of talented specialist teachers and a full-time technician.

We recognise that Science education does not stop when students leave the classroom door.  We have a number of strong partnerships with local businesses and other organisations who add to our offer outside of the classroom.  These include strong links with our partners at ExxonMobil, who run the local oil refinery.  Trips and visits are commonplace.  For example, recently a group of our Year 8 students became real-life engineers for the day and were successful in winning the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Faraday Challenge.

We strongly encourage you not to overlook this remarkable opportunity to become a part of our Academy.

New Forest Academy is a successful and popular 11-16 community school adjacent to the New Forest National Park and we are proud to serve the South Waterside community in Hampshire.

As a small school we are fortunate to be able to really get to know each and every student. Staff who work here see this a real benefit and you will join a school where tailored CPD and effective communication is firmly embedded. We are a 'good' school, with outstanding features. 

Our vision is to enable ambitious futures for all members of our academy community.  We strive to ensure that expert teaching of our exciting curriculum allows students from all backgrounds to fulfil their academic potential.  We achieve this by sequencing the most important and compelling knowledge backwards from ambitious curriculum aims, and adapting what we teach to our local context.  Our passionate team of subject experts deliver chosen content through research-based, best practice approaches.  We provide exceptional opportunities to develop the unique interests and talents of our students, and to prepare them for life in modern Britain.  Strong relationships and first-class support across the community ensure that students are safe, happy and successful.

If you are successful, you will join a school where all colleagues play their part and contribute to whole school improvement through our distributed leadership model. If you embody these values and have high expectations, you will be very successful working with us. 

School visits are welcome, to arrange please contact Jess Mockridge, [email protected]

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Application Procedure

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s

Safer Recruitment

The New Forest Academy and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Long Lane, Holbury, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 2PA

Telephone: 023 8089 1192

Website: http://newforestacademy.org/

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