Director of Science

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Type of Position:Director of Science
School:Twynham & The Grange Schools
Salary:£50,151 - £54,091 per annum
Start Date:September 2022
Closing Date: 25th May 2022 at 8am


Start date

September 2022

Contract type


Contract term



Leadership Scale 8-11

Salary range

£50,151 - £54,091


Twynham School and The Grange School



About the Post


Are you seeking a role that will excite and energise you? Would you relish the opportunity to join an exciting and progressive journey to transform education across our community?


We are seeking an experienced, inspirational, and energetic leader of our Science department to join us as we continue to transform education across our town. In September 2021 Twynham School and The Grange School (TGS) federated staffing structures enabling us to launch an ambitious and progressive vision for the education provided by our two schools. As we head into the second year of our journey we are excited to be advertising this unique opportunity to lead and work across two very different schools, serving one community of young people.


In judging TGS to be “good” in all areas in December 2021, Ofsted recognised the efficacy and powerful opportunity provided by our federated approach and you will be joining an organisation that is gathering considerable momentum and has an absolute commitment to providing exceptional opportunities for the young people of Christchurch.


This is a truly exceptional opportunity for a talented colleague.


Who we are looking for


We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:


  • Lead a high performing Science department across our two secondary schools
  • Have significant strategic responsibility for developing and implementing an aspirational vision for Science at Twynham School and TGS.
  • Further improve the already strong results in Science at both schools and in all key stages
  • Work with exceptional professionals to further develop a shared understanding of learning


You are likely to be someone who:


  • Is highly resilient and tenacious with a clear understanding of, and the ability to use, pace-setting and challenge as leadership tools to bring about transformational change
  • Is an inspirational and skilled classroom teacher
  • Has a vision for excellence for the substantial role a strong Science provision can play within the culture of education and schools
  • Has a proven track-record of improving outcomes for students across a department
  • Is ambitious for whole school leadership and thrives in an aspirational culture
  • Will embrace our highly supportive, professional approach to school improvement


You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture


Twynham School and The Grange School can offer you


  • The chance to be a part of an exciting educational journey alongside highly regarding professionals
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families
  • An exceptional CPD offer from NQT and RQT through to preparation for senior and system leadership
  • Strong and supportive leadership, who place value on learning beyond the classroom
  • The opportunity to work within Twynham Learning; a progressive multi-academy trust
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of the South Coast



Any questions?


To discuss the post or your application or to arrange a visit, please contact Joanne Brickell at


How to apply


To apply for this vacancy, please submit an Application Form by email to: 


Only applications on the Twynham Learning official ‘Application Form –Teaching Posts’ will be accepted. You can download the forms here:


The closing date is Wednesday 25th May 2022 at 8am. (We reserve the right to interview exceptional applicants prior to the closing date)


Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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