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Head of Science

Hours of work: Full-time teachers' hours 
Working pattern: Full-time

Salary details: A Sen allowance of £2,270 and a TLR 2 allowance of £2,873 has been attached to this role

Closing date: Midday,  Friday 30 September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Southfield Trust / The Lindfield School
Lindfield Road
Hampden Park
East Sussex
BN22 0BQ

Phone:     01323 502988  
Email:      recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com
Website:  www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a dynamic and innovative Head of Science to lead Science throughout our outstanding school at Key Stages 3 & 4. The curriculum covers Entry Level and Combined Science GCSE.

The Head of Science should share good practice and lead by example, promoting high standards in the delivery of lessons within their department. 

This truly is a unique opportunity to build on an already successful department and develop science with learning and engagement at the core of everything we do. 

Teachers at The Southfield Trust are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils. You will be confident in directing and utilising support staff within the classroom, in order to create a fun and effective learning environment for our pupils.

The ideal candidate will successfully set a vision and targets for pupil success and be confident in using their knowledge and expertise to monitor progress, give regular feedback and encourage our young people to adopt a responsible and conscientious approach to their own work and study.

Just as important as academic achievement is the social and emotional development of our pupils. We want our pupils to be successful citizens and positively contribute to their local communities, it will therefore be imperative to provide opportunities to advance these skills. 

This can be a challenging environment and therefore, determination and resilience are key characteristics for the post. 

Educated to degree level and/or of Qualified Teacher Status, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an experienced, innovative style of teaching. You will be motivated to help every child reach their potential.

If you are passionate about working with students with additional needs, and have the energy, drive and desire to motivate our pupils and ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes, then we welcome your application.

This is a permanent full-time post subject to a probationary period of one year.
For more information about the school please visit the Trust website:  www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

Visits to the school are encouraged - to arrange a visit please email: recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com in September

This post is initially required for The Lindfield School, however, candidates should be aware they may be required to work at any one of the Trust’s schools.  

A teaching post application form, job description and person specification can be accessed via the Vacancies tab on our Trust Website at www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

We look forward to receiving your application.  We do not accept CVs. Your application will be accepted if sent by email to recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com 

The Southfield Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Employment will be subject to satisfactory DBS Enhanced clearance and references.

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/25979

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £25,714 to £41,604 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 30/09/2022

  • Organisation
  • The Southfield Trust / The Lindfield School

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership