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Head of Science

Longdon Hall School
  • Near Lichfield
  • Permanent
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum
Hours: Monday to Friday
Closing date: Friday, 29th July 2022
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Full Job Description

Job Title:             Head of Science

Location:             Longdon Hall School, Longdon Green, Nr Lichfield

Salary:                 Up to £36,000 per annum

Hours:                 37.5 hours per week

Contract:             Permanent

Are you committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for an experienced Head of Science to join our fantastic team at Longdon Hall School, Longdon Green, Near Lichfield.

About us

Longdon Hall School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 18, catering for children with a wide range of social, emotional, and mental health needs. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

About the Role

The Head of Science will provide effective and energetic leadership to drive forward the curriculum and assessment of Science across all key stages. You will implement secure curriculum flight paths across the key stages to support each pupil achieve appropriate outcomes.  Have lead responsibility for Science across the school, developing effective and imaginative schemes of work which will ensure academic targets are met, pupils make appropriate progress, and intervention strategies are in place and monitored.  Deliver outstanding lessons and instil a love on Science in all pupils. To be the lead teacher of Science within the department; to inspire colleagues in the delivery of outstanding lessons.

Have knowledge and understanding of:

  • The school’s vision, aims, priorities, targets, curriculum policies and action plans;
  • Any statutory curriculum requirements and the requirements for assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ attainment and progress;
  • The characteristics of high quality teaching and the main strategies for improving and sustaining high standards of teaching, learning and achievement for all pupils;
  • Management, including employment law, equal opportunities legislation, personnel, external relations, finance and change;
  • The implications of the code of practice of special educational needs for teaching and learning.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS, which must be registered on the update service.

A great company to work for

Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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