• joannejackowiak

Head of Faculty of Science, £50,151 to £55,338 pa, plus recruitment and retention allowance £5,000

Full time, Permanent


Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With just 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. However, despite our size we pride ourselves on retaining a family atmosphere and in ensuring that we cater for the needs of all our students, recognising their special gifts or talents.


At Kenton are clear about our vision; Students are at the centre of everything we do. Through collaboration, every aspect of our work is of high quality. Our academies deliver an ambitious and inclusive curriculum that enables all students to excel academically and socially.


As Head of Faculty of Science, you would be responsible for leading a team of 15 teachers and 3 technicians. At Key Stage 4 students study trilogy science and separate science. At KS5, we offer A Level Biology, Physics and Chemistry.


If you are the person we are looking for you will be able to demonstrate

  • Demonstrable experience driving performance improvements in your designated curriculum or core leadership area.

  • An ability to think and act strategically with sensitivity to organisational and wider political priorities to deliver high quality outcomes.

  • An ability to use data effectively and present views and opinions in discussion which contribute to positive outcomes including the ability to challenge, give feedback and accept feedback constructively.

  • A proven track record of effective people, resource and financial management.

  • Ability to demonstrate high expectations and to instill these in others.


In return we will offer:

  • A recruitment incentive of £5,000 (£2,500 paid on commencement in post and £2,500 after successful completion of 12 months).

  • Salary sacrifice schemes such as childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.

  • Access to on site gym facilities.

  • Fantastically resourced schools with easy commuting access to both the A1 and A19.

This is an exciting opportunity, joining us in a role where you will work with the Trust Director to set the direction of how we deliver Science and play a key role in shaping the future of the wider school and the community that we serve.


Click here to download Candidate Information Pack


How to Apply: You can apply through the TES website by clicking on the Quick Apply link. Alternatively, you can download and application form by clicking this link:

Application Form

and returning your completed form to human.resources@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk.


Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 16 May 2022

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. This post does involve engaging in regulated activity as defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and is except from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 1975, 2013 and 2020).

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