Head of Science

The Wordsley School, DY8 5SP
£25,714 - £36,961 per annum
22 Jun 2022
11 Jul 2022
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Full time permanent
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The Wordsley School is a truly remarkable place.  What makes our school so very special is its culture and ethos. Pupils enjoy coming to school and are successful in their learning, because of the exceptionally high level of care and support that it provides to them on an individual basis and unashamedly, the very high standards that we expect and demand of our pupils in terms of their uniform, behaviour and their commitment to learning.  Having taught and led in a variety of other schools across the country, when I drive to school each day, I know that I am very privileged to be coming to a very special place and in the short section that follows, I hope to elaborate on why.

The unique sense of ‘community’ sets our school aside from any other school that I have worked. As a group of over 60 teachers and 50 additional non-teaching staff, every single adult in the school has a critical part to play in our school and the sense of purpose that underpins everyone’s individual contribution is what makes our working environment so collaborative and supportive. If you decide to apply for a position with us, you will be joining a committed team of staff who make it their business to excite and inspire our pupils, providing them with the very best opportunities to be successful.

Hours: Full time

Salary: Teacher Main Scale

As Head of Science, you will be supported by an Assistant Head of Science, two other responsibility holders and two science technicians. We have recently refurbished all of our science laboratories and each laboratory now boasts a brand-new ‘Clever Touch’ screen, enabling teachers to mirror their ipad to the board, should they wish. Pupils are taught separate sciences from Year 7 and currently around 45% of pupils study separate science at GCSE level. Standards are high and pupils’ academic outcomes are strong, in each of the three disciplines.

For further information regarding this exciting post, how to arrange a pre-visit and how to apply, please see our comprehensive application pack on our website:


Closing date:  3pm Monday 11th July 2022.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

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Application Pack incl. job description & person specification.

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