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Job Ref No. ECC5415-150S Position Type: Head of Year Pay Range: MainScale plus TLR2c
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 09/04/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 12th April 2021  

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Head of Science

Start Date: 1st September 2021

Salary: MainScale plus TLR2c £7,014 (Fringe)

King Harold Academy. Where Teachers love Teaching.

We are seeking a Head of Science who loves teaching everything from F=MA to the workings of the heart, someone who revels in challenging students to "think hard" about Science. Our ideal candidate would look for innovative ways to inspire and challenge students and staff in achieving more than they believe is possible; model excellence in all that they do; and lead on a curriculum that challenges, supports and inspires students of all abilities.

The ideal candidate will have:

• PGCE with UK QTS (or equivalent);

• Previous experience as Head of Department is desirable;

• Responsibilities in previous role;

• Experience teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Physics KS3 to KS4;

• Confidence within their knowledge of GCSE curriculum;

• A creative and engaging teaching style;

• High standards of teaching and learning;

• The ability to reach all children regardless of ability.

King Harold Academy is part the Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) which enables the schools and departments to work collaboratively. This provides an excellent support network and idea sharing platform across the trust as well as a wide variety of opportunities for professional development, including the potential to develop your career at more than one TKAT academy.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Equal Opportunities

TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.

Health and Safety

King Harold follows the Essex and Government COVID 19 guidelines in order to protect students, staff and visitors to the school.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9th April 2021, with interviews being held week commencing Monday 12th April 2021. Please note that CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form. Completed application forms should be sent to Mrs Campbell at

Information about the School

King Harold is a vibrant 11-16 mixed comprehensive school where each student is valued. The school is part of the Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), whose aims are to raise achievement and establish best teaching practices as an “Accredited Schools Group”.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Michaela Campbell
Broomstick Hall Road, Waltham Abbey
Essex, EN9 1LF
Telephone: 01992 714800

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