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Swavesey Village College

Head of Science

Job ID. 761826
School Ref No. Eteach/
Swavesey Village College requires a Science Teacher to lead our successful department, specifically leading on Key Stage 4.
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  • School: Swavesey Village College, Cambridge
  • Start Date: 1 September 2017
  • Salary: MPS plus TLR1a
  • Contract: Full Time and Permanent
  • Job Expires: 2 May 2017 @ 8:30AM
  • NQTs Considered: No

Swavesey Village College is an Ofsted Outstanding rated school with our own Teaching School status. Swavesey achieved ‘Outstanding’ in every category in its latest Ofsted report in March 2011. New ideas and approaches are welcomed, and we encourage staff to trial new working practices.

We have a strong track record of pupils achieving outstanding results; we are consistently well above the National Average for English and Maths and our Progress measures are significantly positive. In 2016 Science (triple Sciences) achieved 91% or above A* - C, and 39% and above A* - A. Overall this year 30% of pupils achieved A* or A grades in 5 or more subjects and 54% achieved the English Baccalaureate.

We are looking for an outstanding Science Teacher to lead our successful department, specifically leading on Key Stage 4 Science. You will be working with our Director of Science to lead the Department along with a Key Stage 3 Coordinator. There is also a Lead Teacher of Science in the Department. This post will be very suitable for someone looking for their first Leadership role.

Swavesey is a village community school located close to Cambridge with excellent transport links to Cambridge and the pretty market town of St Ives. However, we have a considerable local and national reputation for academic excellence and innovation, and are in the top 10% of non-selective state schools nationally.

We are committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff. We have a very supportive induction and CPD programme for experienced staff and NQTs, and can provide many development opportunities within our Teaching School Alliance and in our wider Trust of schools. The department also works closely with the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Partnership providing support for trainee teachers.

Closing date: 8:30am, Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Interviews: will be held on Friday 5th May 2017

The school reserves the right to interview shortlisted candidates during the application window. (if applicable)

Please contact Claire Newman Personnel Administrator cnewman @swaveseyvc. co. uk Tel: 01 954 23 4461 for additional information.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the DBS.

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Swavesey Village College
Gibraltar Lane
Swavesey
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB24 4RS

Phase: Secondary Schools
No. of Pupils: 1256