Birmingham City Council

Head of Science Department

Selly Park Girls' School 5 Selly Park Road Birmingham B29 7PH
23 Nov 2021
08 Dec 2021
recruitment@sellyparkgirls. org
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Head of Science Department


Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Selly Park Girls' School

5 Selly Park Road


B29 7PH

Telephone Number: 0121 472 1238

Email Address:

Job Start Date: February 2022

Are you an ambitious, driven, creative Science Head of Department looking for a position in an outstanding school full of well-behaved and hardworking pupils? We are looking to appoint an outstanding practitioner determined to create an engaging curriculum and secure the best outcomes for students. Selly Park Girls’ School is a high performing 11-16 school in the south of Birmingham with 700 girls on roll and a proven record of GCSE success. We are a successful, vibrant, happy and oversubscribed school. We consistently rank as one of the top 10 Local Authority schools in Birmingham in terms of student progress and have been rated as outstanding by Ofsted for a decade. The school has been judged as significantly above the UK average in progress for the past three years, consistently scoring within the top 20% of schools nationally. In 2018, the school were awarded Secondary School of the Year at the Birmingham School Awards and were winners of the SSAT Educational Outcomes Award 2019 for exceptional student progress. The School is looking to appoint a well-qualified, excellent classroom practitioner to lead, manage and develop the provision of science within the school and to ensure appropriate monitoring, analysis and evaluation. The successful applicant will be expected to lead the department’s strategic and operational development. We welcome applications from teachers with experience of leading improvement in students’ attainment and progress. The successful candidate should be a teacher of imagination and commitment, able to teach Science to GCSE Level and keen to work with pupils of all abilities in a well-resourced department. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual who is keen to take advantage of our teacher development programmes and further enhance pupil progress.

Closing Date: 8 December 2021, 12:00 noon

For further details, please contact Samantha Bunn on Tel: 0121 472 1238 or email your request to

An application form, job description and person specification are available to download on the school website

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

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