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Lead Practitioner of Science

Lead Practitioner of Science
11-16 Students TLR 2C Established

Applications are invited for the post of Lead Practitioner of Science for Eden Learning Trust for . We wish to employ an outstanding teacher who can drive forward this key area of our growing MAT.  Lead Practitioner is a senior role within the group and is an opportunity to set the vision for Science at both primary and secondary phases.

The Role

The first phase of the role will be to establish a good core of teaching within the home school of Ferryhill Business & Enterprise College and support raising achievement within the Science Department.  During this time the candidate would also be expected to start to develop support packages for other schools within the MAT and pilot some of these packages as required.

The second phase of the work would be to coordinate increasing levels of support across the MAT, enabling good practice to be shared and developing strategies to reduce teacher workload.  There will be strong focus on effective CPD as well as coordination of Science recruitment via Durham SCITT.  The role also requires that monitoring reports and progress of action plans are reported back to the MAT Leadership Team and Trustees.

Levels of Experience

The post is offered at 2 different pay grades to reflect different levels of experience that candidates may have.  For the MAT this maximises the opportunity of recruiting ‘the right person’ as it does not exclude those candidates who have a skill set that is still developing.

For established but developing candidates the post is offered with a TLR 2C, but for very experienced applicants with whole school leadership experience, the post is offered at a 1B.

The successful candidate would need to demonstrate the following:

•    Excellent GCSE outcomes from the past three years
•    Successful teaching of Science, with lesson observations that are good or outstanding
•    A proven track record of raising academic standards in Science.
•    A proven track record of developing an extensive Science curriculum.
•    Excellent classroom practice.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills
•    Experience of developing innovative support strategies for key students
•    Experience as a 2nd in Science or Head of Science or equivalent.


If you wish to speak informally about the role and/or your application, please contact    K Brennan (CEO)

Any applicants interested in this position are invited to contact K Brennan to discuss your application. We would strongly recommend a visit to the school if you are interested in this position.

The college is committed to safeguarding children.  All candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the welfare and safety of children and young people.  Any offer of employment will be conditional upon receipt of two supportive references and a successful DBS check.

 ‘The Eden Learning Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community’

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. 

The Eden Learning Trust is an exempt charity. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company registration number 10980753. Registered Office Address: The Eden Learning Trust, Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College, Merrington Road, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8RW. © Copyright FBEC 2019.