Senior Leader - Science - Sandwell Academy

Area: Science (Teaching)
Management Level: Assistant Head
Closing date for applications: 31/01/2019

Position Description

Sandwell Academy is one of the top performing schools in the Sandwell region.  The Academy is annually over-subscribed and a hugely popular destination for students.  We have been ranked Outstanding by Ofsted three times in a row due to the dedication and team spirit of all members for the Academy and the culture of celebrating success.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to serve on the Senior Management Team at an Outstanding Ofsted provider.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional Science teacher who can lead by example in consistently delivering outstanding results at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.  The Sciences are the most popular area of study in the Sixth Form at Sandwell Academy; students appreciate the thought provoking, challenging, and practical lessons that are delivered by a fantastic team of teachers, and aspire to scientific careers in areas such as medicine and engineering.  Extracurricular activities include Science Club, CREST award, medical careers group, and intervention work.  Due to the burgeoning success of the Science department two additional laboratories are being built to ensure continued provision of first class resources and facilities.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Evidence of achieving and securing high standards and outcomes.
  • An understanding of how to use assessment to inform planning for excellent teaching and learning.
  • A willingness to contribute to enrichment activities and the wider life of the Academy.
  • The ability to work flexibly.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent health and attendance record.
  • A dynamic personality including a capacity, drive, passion and energy to succeed. 

Salary & Benefits

Salary is negotiable and will be on the leadership scale.  Salaries broadly reflect national pay scales and successful candidates are also eligible for performance related pay linked to Academy policy in addition to their salary. We also offer childcare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, shopping discounts and use of a state of the art fitness suite and sports facilities.  The post offers an exciting opportunity for ambitious and hardworking professionals to develop as a Senior Leader with outstanding professional support within a dynamic team of staff.

An application pack is available to download from our website  Should you require further information, please call 0121 525 1700 or email:

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be notified within a week of athe closing date.  After this date you can assume that your application has not been taken further on this occasion.

Sandwell Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children so you will need to take an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. We are committed to promoting Equal Opportunities and therefore only applications submitted on the Academy’s application form will be considered.