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Head of Science

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Head of Science

Location: Wycombe

Employer: Dunbar Education

Position: Head of Science

School Type: 11-18 Mixed Academy

Ofsted Rating: Good

Are you an experienced and enthusiastic Science educator looking for a leadership role? Dunbar Education is seeking a dedicated and inspiring individual to lead the Science department at a thriving 11-18 mixed academy in Wycombe. This is a fantastic opportunity to shape the future of Science education in a school committed to excellence and innovation.

About the Role:

  • Subject: Science
  • Levels: GCSE and A-Level
  • Start Date: September 2024 (or as soon as possible)
  • Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent
  • Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR 1b

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Science department, ensuring high standards of teaching and learning.
  • Develop and implement a curriculum that inspires and engages students in the study of Science.
  • Support and mentor Science teachers, fostering professional development and collaboration.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of the Science department, implementing strategies for continuous improvement.
  • Teach Science, including your specialism to A-Level.


  • A degree in Science, or a related field.
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.
  • Proven experience teaching Science at GCSE and A-Level.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational abilities.
  • A passion for Science education and a commitment to student success.

What We Offer:

  • A dynamic and supportive working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career progression.
  • Competitive salary on the MPS/UPS scale plus TLR 1b.
  • The chance to lead a dedicated team and make a significant impact on students' educational journeys.

About the School: The academy is known for its commitment to academic excellence and the holistic development of its students. With a 'Good' rating from Ofsted, the school offers a collaborative and forward-thinking environment, where both staff and students are encouraged to achieve their best.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please submit your CV today or contact Suzanne Jones at Dunbar Education to discuss further.

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