April 3, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for a dynamic and visionary Deputy Director of Learning - Science
MPS/UPS, commensurate with experience + TLR2B (£6,819)
Working Pattern
Closing Date
April 22, 2024


We are looking for a dynamic and visionary Deputy Director of Learning - Science to join our team from September 2024. In this role, you will work closely with the Director of Learning to drive forward the science department, inspiring both students and staff to achieve their full potential. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the future of science education at Leigh Academy Minster.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Learning to develop and implement a forward-thinking science curriculum that engages and challenges students.
  • Lead and support a team of passionate science teachers, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Utilise data analysis to monitor student progress and attainment within the science department, identifying areas for intervention and enhancement.
  • Promote best practices in science teaching and learning, incorporating inquiry-based approaches and real-world applications.
  • Champion the use of technology and digital resources to enhance the teaching and learning experience for both students and staff.
  • Foster strong partnerships with parents, carers, and external stakeholders to support student achievement and well-being.
  • Contribute to the wider strategic development of the academy, participating in cross-curricular initiatives and school improvement projects.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.
  • Substantial experience teaching science at secondary level, with a proven track record of raising student achievement.
  • A deep understanding of current trends and developments in science education, including curriculum design and assessment practices.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • A passion for science education and a commitment to fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills in students.

The basis of this role is full-time, permanent and offering a salary of MPS/UPS commensurate with experience plus a TLR 2B (£6,819)

Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

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