Head of Science Faculty


Head of Science Faculty

Required from 1st September 2019

MPS Outer London and TLR 1b £9661.00

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, strategic and inspiring leader of Science who leads by example in the classroom. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to work with a team of teachers who are eager to further develop and improve the outcomes for students in Science. You will be leading the department at an exciting time in its development, managing curriculum change and, through your work within Science, contributing to whole school success.

The successful candidate will:
• Have the ability to lead successfully within the department, ensuring attainment improves rapidly
• Be a strategic and innovative thinker
• Be able to inspire and motivate students and colleagues
• Lead the department by example to achieve success for all students
• Take responsibility for curriculum development at KS3 and KS4
• Be a proven outstanding teacher who is able to coach and mentor other staff

The successful candidate will join a truly collaborative and supportive team. In addition, as part of the Kemnal Academies Trust, Cleeve Park offers first class professional development and opportunities to share best practice across the federation.

We are a popular 11-18 school, providing an excellent education for all our students, with a commitment to learning, pride in our community and sharing success in all we do.

Following a successful Ofsted Inspection the school is rated as ‘Good’ and we are on the journey to becoming ‘Outstanding’. We are situated in attractive grounds in the south of Bexley and located within easy reach of the M25 with good access to both central London and rural Kent.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of students and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful applicant.

We reserve the right to close the application process early if suitable candidates apply.

Download details & an application form from the school website:
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Closing date for applications: 22nd April 2019









Designated member of DHT Standards & Inclusion


  • To effectively lead, manage and develop the Science Faculty.
  • To ensure the standards of teaching in Science achieves the school target of 85% good or better teaching.
  • To ensure progress and attainment of students in Science meet the school targets.

Key Area



Carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with School policies and procedures and statutory requirements.

  • Ensure the smooth running of the Faculty.
  • Ensure the school’s aims, objectives and vision are met, formulating a clear strategy for the continued development of the Faculty.
  • Promote collaboration and the sharing of good practice within the faculty and across the wider curriculum.
  • To hold and attend relevant meetings for the Faculty, including attendance at Governors as required.
  • To manage and contribute to the consistent implementation of policies and procedures within the Faculty and across the whole school.
  • Effectively line manage and appraise staff as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for the effective deployment, professional development, induction and well-being of all staff working within the Faculty.

Areas of Accountability

  • Through effective Teaching and Learning students achieve the best possible outcomes, ensuring their progress and attainment reaches or exceeds expected levels.
  • To ensure the Science Faculty budgets and resources are effectively managed.

Professional development

  • Periodically review the methods of teaching and learning within the Faculty, ensuring appropriate CPD is undertaken where necessary.
  • Participate in arrangements for further training and professional development including those aimed at meeting the need identified in performance objectives or in performance statements for the Faculty.

Discipline, health and safety

  • To work within school policies and procedures to maintain good behaviour and discipline amongst students, ensuring their health and safety both within the classroom, school premises and where they are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.
  • To work in accordance with the guidelines set out in the school Health and safety policy.


  • Participate in arrangements for preparing students for external/internal examinations, in assessing students for the purpose of such examinations

General Responsibilities

  • Promote the school’s values and ethos in accordance with the School’s Professional Code.
  • Work actively to develop professional expertise by participating in ongoing professional development.
  • Contribute to the professional development of colleagues.

Review of the job description

This job description is intended to provide guidance on the range of duties associated with the post. It is not intended to provide a full and exclusive definition of the post and the post holder may be required to undertake additional duties by the Head Teacher. It may be subject to modification and amendment at any time after consultation with the post holder.



Vacancy Closing Date: 22/04/2019

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