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Head of Department - Science

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Job Title -  Head of Science

Salary - MPS/UPS + TLR 1B

Hours - Full Time

Contract Type - Permanent

Positions - 1

Location - Gainsborough Academy

To commence - September 2024


Who We Are!

We’re Wickersley Partnership Trust (WPT) - a multi-academy trust with eight primary schools, five secondary schools, one sixth form and one Central Team under our umbrella.

We’re dotted across Rotherham, South Yorkshire with one school based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

At WPT, students are at the heart of everything we do, and we aim to send all children into an ever-changing world, able and qualified to play their full part in it. To give them the best educational experience possible, we recognise the importance of investing in and supporting our colleagues. And that starts with finding the right person for the job!


Join Our Team as Head of Science!

Are you passionate about shaping young minds and leading them towards a brighter future? Wickersley Partnership Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our team as Head of Science. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced educator to make a significant impact in a thriving educational community.

Main Responsibilities Include

As the Head of Science, you will fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, ensuring high-quality teaching and effective use of resources to improve standards of learning and achievement for all students. Your key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing policies in line with our commitment to high-quality teaching and learning.

  • Promoting the importance and value of science across our schools.

  • Assessing the effectiveness of science education and using this understanding to contribute to the school's development plan.

  • Promoting holistic development and British values through science education.

  • Collaborating with stakeholders to ensure the curriculum meets the diverse needs of all students, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

  • Integrating careers education into the science curriculum.

  • Liaising with feeder primary schools to facilitate a smooth transition to secondary school.

Leading the Curriculum:

You will lead the development and review of the science curriculum, ensuring it is well-sequenced to promote pupil progress. Additionally, you will oversee curriculum implementation and assessment to ensure positive learning outcomes for all students.

Leading and Managing Staff:

As Head of Science, you will establish an effective team, provide support to staff, and monitor teaching and learning to ensure excellence in science education. You will also facilitate professional development opportunities and manage day-to-day operations within the department.

Efficient and Effective Deployment of Resources:

You will manage resources, including textbooks and budget allocation, to enhance the learning experience. Additionally, you will create a stimulating learning environment and prepare resources for remote learning as needed.

Join Our Team and Make a Difference! 

If you are ready to take on a leadership role that will shape the future of science education, apply now to join our passionate team at Wickersley Partnership Trust. Together, let's inspire the next generation of scientists and innovators!

****Deadline for applications: Noon, Monday 17th June 2024****

For further information and to apply, please visit our recruitment website:

For more information about Wickersley Partnership Trust, including the benefits of working for us, please visit our main website:

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this vacancy may be withdrawn without notice. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

To be successful in your application, you will need to demonstrate an effective and creative approach to teaching, a passion for your subject and a commitment to supporting the development of the department.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at