Head of Junior School Science

St Mary's School Cambridge
Cambridge,Cambridgeshire,United Kingdom
£28,939 - £40,814 Per Year, + excellent benefits
10 Feb 2024 12:44
09 Mar 2024 23:59
Job Level
Head of
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Junior School Science

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an able and inspiring Head of Science to lead the teaching of Science across the Junior School. This full-time position is for a person who has a degree in Science (or equivalent) and qualified teacher status.

You should have a genuine passion for Science and a desire to inspire this in others. As well as an ability to foster a supportive, dynamic, professional department you should also be eager to continuously develop your own teaching skills, enjoy leading and sharing ideas with colleagues and collaborating across departments.

You will teach classes from Reception to Y6. The position also requires experience of upper KS2/KS3 Science.

The successful candidate will:

  • be an enthusiastic and effective Head of Department
  • have a passion for Science and Science teaching;
  • have a proven track record of success that would add to St Mary's academic culture;
  • be equally at home teaching those who find the subject hard and those who work at a level above their age group; and
  • have excellent interpersonal skills, resilience, and the ability to work as a part of a team.

An ability to teach a second, core subject would be advantageous.

About the school

St Mary's is an ambitious school with a strong set of values focused on providing every girl with the opportunity to reach their full potential. Nurturing a love of learning, we ensure that each child acquires and secures the skills to become effective lifelong learners, fit not only for the world we live in today, but for a future yet to be determined. Adventure, curiosity, kindness and reflection lie at the core of what we do. Coupled with our strong and thriving connection with Mary Ward values, we place equal importance on their social, moral and cultural growth. At all times the girls are expected to uphold the ethos of the school in a positive manner and are proud ambassadors; not only on site but when representing St Mary's at outside events, activities and fixtures. We foster a desire to learn by offering a curriculum that has breadth, balance and challenge. Above all, we encourage academic endeavour and, that each child strives, gives of their best, and achieves their potential.

At St Mary's Junior School we maintain high expectations and place a strong emphasis on acknowledging the positive ways in which the girls conduct themselves and interact with others. Trust, honesty, good manners, a hardworking attitude and respect for the environment and above all, each other, are intrinsic in all that we do. We place great emphasis on the strength of our community and the girls being considerate, courteous and tolerant of the needs of others.

We are a progressive and vibrant school that focuses on raising the aspirations and releasing the potential of every young person in our care. In this environment, they have opportunities to grow academically; on the sports field; artistically; on stage and, to take leadership responsibilities in many different areas. Life at St Mary's is a unique experience but one that is treasured by all in its community.

In return, you will enjoy an exceptional career and comprehensive benefits including a contributory pension scheme, 33% discount (pro rata for part-time staff) on school fees, BUPA cashplan, an occupational sickness scheme, free lunches and refreshments, a season ticket discount and much more.

If you can be an outstanding role model and inspire our pupils to realise their full potential, it's time we talked.

If you have any questions, please contact the HR Team by email: or call: .

For further information about the role and how to apply, please visit

Closing date: Noon on Monday 26 February 2024

Interview date: Tuesday 5 March 2024

We will review applications on receipt. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date, and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

The school is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!