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Deputy Head of Science Faculty

Taynton Drive, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 3PU
Merstham Park School
Full Time
4th January 2022
Start Date
1st September 2022
26th January 2022 09:05 AM
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Job ID
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Start date
1st September 2022
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1198863

Are you in search of a new opportunity to teach Science in a growing school? 

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a talented and motivated Deputy Head of Science, who is able to inspire our students and engender a love of learning.

The Science team is committed to creating a supportive environment where professional development, learning from each other and sharing good practice is at the heart of the department.

As a department our vision is to develop students who are effective problem solvers and critical thinkers that have a deep understanding of the global systems, understanding how Science plays its part in them. We do this through a relentless focus on high quality teaching and learning providing students with a thorough understanding of the scientific concepts around them.

We value the opportunities that extra-curricular can provide. As a result, we have a broad programme, and all members of the Department are actively involved in providing extra-curricular opportunities either at lunchtime or after school.

We will offer you the support of a leadership team dedicated to helping young people striving for more and as a GLF Schools’ employee, you will be exposed to significant collaboration opportunities across our schools.

About Merstham Park School

At Merstham Park, our ethos is simple - igniting a passion for learning. We are proud to be a values driven school which encourages its staff and students to embrace these values in all that they do. This approach provides everyone with the opportunity to exceed beyond their potential.

As a growing school we are excited for the opening of our brand-new state of the art facilities that will benefit both our staff and the community.  This will include purpose built Science labs along with access to excellent technology to aid learning. Our new build will be tailored to enable our staff and students to develop unique skill sets in a truly first-class educational setting through the creation of inviting and interactive learning environments. 

As the school grows the career progression for our staff is endless. We will be looking to enhance the opportunities for all staff to grow in their roles and take on additional responsibilities.

Our team of passionate staff are committed to providing children with the very best educational experience. We recognise the importance of academic success whilst embracing our wider role in preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum.

Why work at Merstham Park School

The welfare of our staff is of the utmost importance. The list below details some examples of how we support the wellbeing of all of our colleagues. To see our full offer, please refer to the attached recruitment pack.

• Comprehensive CPD: we invest in your professional learning

• Regular career development opportunities, both pastorally and academically, in a growing forward-thinking school

• An appraisal system focused on professional learning and developing high quality teaching and support; all within an embedded culture of collaboration and sharing best practice

• A comprehensive development programme for all staff

• Career development meetings with the Head regularly offered

• A culture of coaching - staff collaborate, support and develop one another

• A school that values everyone and firmly believes that a culture of positive relationships should be the bedrock of an organisation; we want you to love teaching and our students to love learning

What we are looking for:

• An excellent classroom practitioner.

• An effective leader with high standards of communication and interpersonal skills.

• Be actively involved in providing extra-curricular opportunities.

• Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.

• Be passionate about student welfare.

Thrive in a Career at GLF

GLF Schools is a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.  Our offer includes:

· Continuous Professional Development

· Work life and family friendly policies

· Flexible Working

· Staff Wellbeing

· Career Pathways and Talent Management

· Staff Benefits

· Community and Collaboration

· Valued worker scheme

The Details:

Start Date: 1 September 2022

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

Pay Scale: GLF MPS + TLR 2:1 (£2,873)

Closing Date: 9 a.m. 26 January 2022

Interview Date: 27 January 2022


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place

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