Head of Science

Location: Windlesham  |  Surrey  |  England
Sector: Resourcing
Consultant: Sean Seddon
Job Reference: 34245
Salary: £35000 - £48000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Head of Science

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Head of Science to lead the rejuvenation of science. A significant budget has been allocated for the renovation of the science lab and one of the first tasks for the successful candidate will be the specification of the upgrades required. The Head of Science will report directly to the Headmaster and will teach science to all ages from Years 5 to 8 towards Common Entrance and academic scholarship. Average class size is around 12. The school has a variety of accommodation available as part of an attractive salary and benefits package.

The successful applicant would be expected to start on 4 th January 2019.

In addition to the overriding requirement to put the interests of pupils before all other considerations, the successful candidate will also be expected:

      to prepare lessons to a high standard

to correct work carefully and thoroughly, giving feedback to progress learning

to teach in a manner appropriate to the needs of pupils and to provide appropriate differentiation in their teaching

to keep records in the form of mark books and reports

to set an example in behaviour, manner, efficiency, professionalism and presentation

to keep a careful check on the use of educational resources within their control

to make their classrooms attractive and welcoming places

to abide by and contribute to the development of whole-school policies

to be aware of the pastoral needs of the pupils and to have regard for their safety and happiness at school and to be vigilant for signs of bullying or abuse

to take a share in the general school duties shared amongst the members of the Common



to be on duty two days per week and, supported by the matrons, take charge of the care of the boarders

to participate in the School’s extra-curricular activities according to their talents and interests

to work co-operatively with other colleagues and senior managers

to attend and contribute constructively to staff meetings

to deal professionally with parents and other educational professionals such as child psychologists to promote the best interests of the school through the excellence of their own work and courtesy shown to visiting members of the public, prospective and present parents, and other educational professionals

The following are essential:

Good degree in a relevant subject

Evidence of understanding how children learn most effectively

Ability to plan and teach lessons which appeal to the full range of ability levels

Evidence of excellent marking and feedback to pupils Demonstrates a love of teaching

The following are desirable:

Qualified teacher status

Evidence of further learning/CPD

Experience of supervising games/matches

Experience of teaching either in a prep school to Common Entrance or a senior independent school