Vacancies Head of Science Closing Date: 2024-02-21
Job Type(s):
  • Permanent and Full Time

Permanent Full time
For 1 September 2024

The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of the country’s leading independent day schools for girls, located on a six acre site in Hammersmith, London. The School’s facilities are excellent, making it an exciting place to learn and work. The students at Godolphin and Latymer receive unrivalled academic and pastoral support and outstanding examination results are achieved.

We currently seek to appoint a well-qualified and inspirational Head of Science to join the School from 1 September 2024 on a full-time basis and to lead the established team of well-qualified subject leaders, teachers and technicians. This role would be ideal for someone who is currently leading an individual science subject or a small science department and who is ambitious to take on a wider leadership role.

This role is a rare and exciting opportunity to shape and direct progress and attainment across all three sciences. The successful candidate will be able to develop further the use of teaching strategies which encourage a deep and scholarly engagement with the subject whilst focusing on excellent levels of achievement in all sections of the school. They will be an inspirational teacher and will demonstrate high levels of commitment to the development of all three sciences at Godolphin and Latymer, including engaging with the whole school enthusiasm for evidence-informed teaching and learning.

The ability to work successfully as a member of an enthusiastic and proactive team, with an energetic and willing approach, is essential. Also essential is the ability to teach up to GCSE and A Level in at least one of the sciences. Experience of teaching the IB, and/or experience of supporting applications to highly competitive university courses, would be desirable.

Subjects within the large and thriving Science Faculty are extremely popular. Taught by specialist teachers from Year 7 upwards, and supported by dedicated technical staff, a range of new technologies is used in a modern suite of well-equipped classrooms and laboratories to facilitate effective learning. All members of each department play a role in the extensive extra-curricular life of the faculty and our students enjoy participating in a wide range of additional activities, in a stimulating learning environment. All staff are expected to contribute to the thriving extra-curricular programme on offer at the School.

The salary will be commensurate with the post and will depend upon qualifications and experience. Accommodation may be available for new staff in a local six-unit property.

To apply please send a cover letter and completed application form for the attention of Frances Ramsey (Head), to godolphinandlatymer@minervasearch.com by the closing date of 9am on Wednesday 21st February. Please note that applications must be made on the school’s application form. Neither CVs nor late applications will be accepted.

Please visit https://www.minervasearch.com/current-opportunities/head-of-science-godolphin- latymer-school/ for more information and an application form.

Godolphin & Latymer has engaged the services of Minerva, for an informal conversation please email Alice Speers alice@minervasearch.com to arrange.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants and all applicants will be required to provide details of their online profile, including social media accounts, as part of their application.

All staff working in the School during the school day will have contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity.  As a teaching member of staff you will be working directly with, and be responsible for, the children that you teach. You are also likely to have contact with other pupils on a regular basis which may include specific pastoral or other responsibilities for pupils whom you do not teach.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.”

The Charity called The Godolphin and Latymer School (charity registration number 312699) is administered by The Godolphin and Latymer School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 3598439).

THE GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER SCHOOL, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG.
HMC/GSA 800 girls, 11-18 (220 in the Sixth Form).