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DIRECTOR OF STEM
Leadership pay scale L14-18 ?59,287 - ?64,677
Graveney is a co-educational 11 - 19 school with a history of outstanding OFSTED ratings, most recently in May 2011. We aim to provide an excellent education for all with quality teaching that is innovative and reflects current developments, underpinned by traditional values and skills. We are a school committed to the serious business of study, an experience which is further enhanced by an extensive array of clubs, trips and enrichment opportunities.
This is an exciting opportunity to build on the success of our STEM departments which form a key part of our whole school provision. With the largest school sixth form in the country there are currently over 450 students studying STEM subjects at A level. Working with heads of STEM departments, this role requires an experienced science specialist with excellent teaching credentials and proven successful leadership skills gained in a similar setting. For the right candidate there will be opportunities to develop the role and build a career within our successful and happy school.
We are seeking to appoint a talented and highly motivated leader with outstanding teaching ability to join the SLT for September 2014.
All members of the Leadership Team will be expected to contribute proactively and be held accountable for their part in the following:
? Developing a clear vision for an effective school
? Implementing strategies for the efficient running of the school within the policies adopted by the Directors/Governing Body
? Playing a leading role in school improvement
? Initiating and managing change and improvement to develop the school and its staff
? Managing a cluster of teams which could include Heads of Year, Heads of Department and cross-curricular team leaders
? Sharing in the on-call responsibility in relation to student behaviour during the school day.
The portfolio of responsibilities for this post will include overseeing and being accountable for the work of the STEM departments, raising standards of student attainment within those departments, monitoring and supporting student progress and enhancing the teaching practice of others.
For further information including an application form and a full Job Description please contact Sarah Marwood on 0207 400 6035 or
Closing Date: Application Form with covering letter to Sarah Marwood by 31st March 2014. Interviews will be held on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th April 2014.
Graveney School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants for this post must be prepared to undergo child protection screening and an enhanced DBS check