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Deputy Director of Learning - Science - Full-time

Leigh Academy Minster, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC1-10101-12T
  • Posted:03/04/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS, commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 15:45
  • Interviews:Monday 13th May


Please click here to view our Recruitment Brochure.


We know that exceptional Science practitioners are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate (£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year's service).


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)

Information about the school

At Leigh Academy Minster, we are committed to nurturing the academic, personal, and social development of every student, empowering them to excel in their chosen paths and become confident, compassionate leaders of tomorrow. Our values of ambition, achievement, character and responsibility are the foundations of everything we do, and our academy prides itself on providing a dynamic and enriching learning environment where innovation, collaboration, and aspiration thrive. With a dedicated team of educators who are passionate about inspiring and challenging our students, we ensure that every learner receives the support and guidance they need to reach their full potential.

At the heart of our ethos is a belief in the power of education to transform lives and unlock opportunities. Through a diverse and engaging curriculum, enriched with extracurricular activities and real-world experiences, we strive to ignite curiosity, foster creativity, and instill a lifelong love of learning in our students.

As part of the Leigh Academies Trust, we benefit from a network of support and expertise, enabling us to stay at the forefront of educational innovation and best practice. Together, we work collaboratively to create a positive and inclusive school culture where every member of our community feels valued, respected, and empowered to succeed.

Located in the vibrant town of Minster, our academy serves as a hub of learning, creativity, and community engagement. With state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated staff, and a commitment to excellence in all that we do, Leigh Academy Minster is not just a place of learning but a home where aspirations are nurtured, achievements celebrated, and dreams realised.

Join us on our journey of excellence, where every day brings new opportunities to learn, grow, and make a difference. Together, let's inspire greatness and shape the future

Click here to find out more about Leigh Academy Minster: https://leighacademyminster.org.uk/

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Holly Neve
  • Address:Leigh Academy Minster, Minster Road, Minster-On-Sea, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3JQ
  • Telephone: 01634 412 263
  • Email: info@laminster.org.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.