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Head of Science

The Elmgreen School
London, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
1st September 2024
25th April 2024 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
HOD Science 28-3-24
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1412776

Responsible to:   Deputy Headteacher

Pay scale: ILPS + TLR1d

Work pattern: Full-time

Required for: September 2024

Deadline to apply: Midday, Thursday 25 April 2024

Location of post: The Elmgreen School, SE27 9BZ


We are looking to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic Head of Science who has a passion for his or her subject and a commitment to ensuring that staff and students share that passion. We want you to lead a team to inspire the next generation of young scientists and have the ability to drive forward that vision for your department. We want a candidate who is going to take us to the next level of excellence at KS3, KS4 and KS5.

Key Responsibilities

The purpose of this role is to provide professional leadership and management for Science, ensuring high quality teaching and learning, achievement and engagement of students in line with our vision and ethos.

Responsible for: Heads of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Lead Science Technician, and the departmental staff team.

Strategic Direction and Planning of Science

  • To provide professional leadership for the department
  • Lead curriculum development for the department in line with national initiatives and supporting the aims of the school
  • Develop and implement policies and practices which reflect the school’s commitment to high achievement and effective teaching and learning

Dunraven Educational Trust Overview

Dunraven Educational Trust (DET) was established in 2016. It now incorporates Dunraven’s All-Through School, Goldfinch Primary, The Elmgreen School, Rosendale Primary School and Van Gogh Primary. DET is a Trust committed to one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in a school community. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.

If you are successful in your application, you will join a staff who are hard-working,

committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment,
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

The Elmgreen School is committed to the safety and protection of its students. An enhanced DBS check and a barred list check are conditions of employment for this post.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Elmgreen School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.