Head of Science Outwood Academy Shafton, Barnsley

Salary
L7 - L11
Hours
Full Time
Start Date
1 September 2019

Head of Science
Full Time: L7-L11
Outwood Academy Shafton
Required 1 September 2019

Outwood Grange Academies Trust seeks applications from outstanding applicants with integrity, imagination and energy for this rewarding role.
Outwood Academy Shafton is located in the village of Shafton near Barnsley, South Yorkshire. It is a mixed school for both girls and boys ages 11-16, the number of students is constantly growing and we have 1200 students currently on role. We are an increasingly popular choice of secondary school for families in the local and wider area and current Y7 intake numbers demonstrate that the school gained over 100 more students than the number leaving in Y11.

The academy was inspected in January 2018 and we were thrilled to announce the judgement of ‘Good’ in every category, with Overall Effectiveness also judged to be ‘Good’. Ofsted praised leadership in the academy stating that ‘Leaders have established a culture of high aspirations. They are relentless in their determination to see every pupil succeed’. In addition to this they noted the high expectations that staff set for students: ‘Standards of behaviour are high due to the rigorous implementation of the school’s code of conduct’ The judgement was a huge accolade for the academy and the community it serves and rightly recognises the transformation in outcomes for young people over the 3 years since joining Outwood Grange Academies Trust.

This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic, driven professionals to join our Family of Schools. An excellent knowledge and understanding of the subject is essential as is a passion for science. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students and share our single goal of ‘students first’. Your relentless drive will ensure our students gain the best possible outcomes. The science department at OAS currently comprises of 10 teaching staff, 2 skilled technicians and a one to one tutor. Each laboratory has an interactive whiteboard along with a substantial amount of high quality scientific equipment. Students follow the AQA syllabus at key stage 4, with a good proportion of students following the triple science route.
The Outwood Grange Family of Schools offers:
• The opportunity to work and progress across the Family of Schools working with our Directors who are some of the most skilled Science practitioners in the UK.
• The chance to apply for leadership roles in the Deeps working across the whole Academy.
• A comprehensive programme of professional development is provided through the Outwood Institute of Education (formerly the teaching school).

We believe that all teaching and support staff posts within our Family of Schools are key posts in terms of supporting student success and achievement across a broad range of subjects and experiences. As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious professionals who will add value to our Academy in both academic terms and through involvement in the fabric of learning and success beyond the classroom.
The Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.
Application is by submission of a completed application form. Application forms and relevant job specification and job description are available on the Outwood Academies Website https://recruitment.outwood.com/ only applications completed on an original Outwood application form will be considered; incomplete application forms and CV’s will not be considered. To request an application pack if you do not have internet access please call Tel: 01226 717730. Any enquiries can be directed to the Vice Principal Kathryn Senior: k.senior@shafton.outwood.com
We would welcome you at any time to visit our academy and spend time with the Science team during the advertised period.
The closing date for applications is noon Monday 29 April 2019.
The interview date will be Friday 3 May 2019.

We reserve the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at 12 noon, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.

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Friday 3 May 2019

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