Head of Science - Ref: TV80523

Brownhills Ormiston Academy
Brownhills, Walsall
Main Pay Scale £30,000 / Upper Pay Scale £46,525 + TLR1a
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Brownhills Ormiston Academy

Deakin Avenue



01543 452886


Job Title: Head of Science – Ref: TV80523

Salary: Main Pay Scale  £30,000 / Upper Pay Scale £46,525 + TLR1a

Status: Term Time

Hours: Full Time. Directed time will not exceed 1265 hours

Contract term: Permanent

Start date: 1 September 2024 (Autumn Term) or to be agreed with the successful applicant

Who We Are:

Brownhills Ormiston Academy (BROA) is a happy, supportive and caring place to be. We understand the demands of the education industry and enable a sensible approach to workload, and a calm and respectful environment. The successful candidate will join an experienced and enthusiastic humanities team. It is important to our academy that we appoint someone who believes strongly that Science is worthy of study and can demonstrate a passion for the subject.

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is one of the largest non-for-profit multi-academy trusts in England. The successful candidate will be joining an academy chain which believes passionately that every child should be given a chance to thrive.

BROA is a smaller academy, which allows staff to build positive relationships with, and guidance and support all our pupils. We are determined that every pupil be given the opportunity to realise their dreams and aspirations regardless of their background.

The successful candidate will align with our three values: Ready (Ready to learn and thrive), Respect (Respect for oneself and others in all we say and do), and Safe (Safe in all our actions for a happy and caring school community). These are firmly embedded within our culture, and we are proud that our pupils demonstrate them daily.

We have a comprehensive professional development calendar and qualification opportunities are offered to all staff at all levels. They are delivered within the academy, via OAT or via accredited external providers.

We are interested in developing the potential leaders of the future.

There are many opportunities for further involvement in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of this academy.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who will actively and positively promote Science within the academy and will teach engaging and challenging lessons to enable our pupils to progress and achieve.

The role does not require previous experience as a Head of Department or Lead Teacher but does require the skills of teaching expertise, leadership and decision-making, administrative accuracy and excellent organisational skills, all combined with empathy, patience and humour to build rapport with our pupils. This is a fantastic opportunity for colleagues looking for their first step into leadership or for experienced leaders. With our extensive support and professional development, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance their leadership skills.

The candidate will ensure high standards of pupil attainment and achievement within the whole curriculum and will monitor and support pupil progress.  The successful candidate will be ambitious and have a firm commitment to raising whole school achievement. They will provide professional leadership and management of the Science faculty and will support and develop Science teaching staff.

Working with SLT and OAT’s Subject Specialist Practitioners, the successful candidate will ensure the development of the teaching practices of others within the department/subject area and will lead the development and quality assurance of the Science curriculum.

Applicants will possess a teaching qualification and will be a highly competent classroom practitioner. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of how children learn and assessment for learning as well as how to effectively manage behaviour.

The successful candidate will possess clear communication skills and the ability to relate well to both pupils and staff. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate commitment and energy to join our team and work to provide positive learning experiences for all our pupils.

The successful candidate will:

Strategically lead the curriculum development and teaching of Science

Collaborate with the Science department and OAT Lead practitioner to quality assure teaching and learning in the department.

Facilitate and lead learning experiences outside of the classroom.

Have high expectations of self, pupils and academy for standards of teaching and learning

Have a passion for teaching and learning, celebrating success and encouraging all to aspire, achieve and excel.

Inspire pupils and staff through a passionate commitment to the subject.

Strong organisational, personal time management and planning skills

Have the knowledge and experience of /willingness to learn about effective leadership and management of people/management of change in an educational setting.

To oversee and evaluate budget allocations to ensure the budget is spent in line with priorities and the principles of best value, ensuring all resources are maintained safely and in good order

To ensure Health and Safety standards are met within the science department and that all the correct qualifications are held and are up to date within the science team.

Have the ability to use all Microsoft Office packages to a proficient standard

Have the ability to work well in a team and independently

to promote the building and sharing of good practice and successful innovation across your team

Have experience in monitoring and evaluating standards of teaching and learning  through observation, sampling pupil’s work and pupil feedback

Have experience in overseeing effective assessment, recording and reporting of pupil progress

What we offer:

Access to the Vivup employee benefits portal with discounts on supermarkets, technology, fashion, travel, etc.

Access to Vivup – Car Scheme

Many more well-being benefits are continually being launched via OAT & Vivup

Access to our Employee Counselling helpline – free and confidential

Supportive working environment where all staff are valued

Collaborative working within our shared family of schools- both locally and nationally

Excellent CPD opportunities

On site parking

Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Excellent facilities

The closing date for this post is Monday 26 February 2024


Brownhills Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

Suitability checks will be undertaken in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The Academy is also committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants.

Visit us online at www.oatcareers.co.uk where you can find further information and details on how to apply. Please note that CV’s are not accepted.

Please apply using the following link - https://mynewterm.com/jobs/147796/EDV-2024-BOA-22921

Interested parties are warmly invited to request any adjustments during the application process. More information about Brownhills Ormiston Academy can be found on our website: Brownhills Ormiston Academy

This post is advertised in accordance with OAT recruitment and selection policy.

Canvassing any member of staff, or member of the Governing Body, directly or indirectly is prohibited and will be considered a disqualification.




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