Head of Chemistry

Closing date: 26th Apr 2019 Borough: City of Westminster Position: Head of Chemistry
Salary: In accordance with experience School: St. Marylebone CE School

Head of Chemistry

The St Marylebone Church of England School
Specialist School for the Performing Arts
64 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5BA
Tel: 020 7935 4704 Fax: 020 7935 4005
Website: www.stmaryleboneschool.com
E-mail: recruitment@stmaryleboneschool.com

Job title: Head of Chemistry
Salary:   In accordance with experience
Start date: September 2019

We wish to appoint a dynamic and innovative Head of Chemistry from September 2019. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the capacity to lead, inspire and develop students and staff.


The whole Science department achieves outstanding outcomes for its pupils and takes pride in being creative and dynamic in its teaching and enrichment. Pupils are taught separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics classes from Year 9, by a subject specialist. There is a strong up-take of Triple Science at GCSE Science. A-Level Chemistry has a high take-up and achievement is promoted at all levels; every year a significant number of students secure places to study Sciences at university. The department takes an active lead in the whole-school STEM programme, including CREST Awards.

The Science department contributes significantly to the St Marylebone Teaching School and the department is the lead subject area for school to school support in the Triborough and across the Alliance, CPD and in delivery of SLP courses. We actively encourage and support teachers who wish to develop this aspect of their careers.


Founded in 1791, The St Marylebone CE School is an outstanding comprehensive school for girls with a mixed sixth form, serving students of all faiths or no faith. The School is a mainstream Academy for 1,170 pupils. Successively rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and SIAMS, the School is one of the best performing non-selective state schools nationally.
We are the Lead School in the St Marylebone Teaching School Alliance and have 21 SLEs on the teaching staff. There are around 100 members of teaching staff. 74% of teaching staff have been internally promoted since starting at the School. The School is situated in the heart of central London, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street on the tranquil Marylebone High Street, with Regent’s Park just moments away. We are close to excellent transport links (Regent’s Park, Baker Street and Bond Street Tube Stations).

The post-holder will be responsible for:

  • leadership of the Chemistry curriculum
  • line-management and appraisal of staff as appropriate
  • the achievement of students studying Chemistry
  • intervention and enrichment as appropriate
  • all other responsibilities pertaining to curriculum leadership, team leadership, teaching, and learning within the department

The successful applicant will have:

  • energy, vision and enthusiasm to lead the department
  • effective interpersonal and management skills in order to guide and direct both new and experienced staff
  • the ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines, including the ability to delegate effectively
  • innovation, with the drive to see developments and initiatives through to a conclusion
  • a resilient, positive outlook
  • strong subject and curriculum knowledge and high expectations for students and staff
  • a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas.
  • the ability to challenge, motivate and inspire students and staff
  • the ability to effectively line-manage, lead and develop teachers and technical staff to ensure optimum performance and effectiveness (including participation in recruitment for the department).
  • a flexible, creative and resourceful approach
  • accountability for students’ attainment, progress and outcomes
  • the ability to make accurate and productive use of assessment to secure students’ progress
  • the ability to support staff with tracking and monitoring in the subject area

Please complete an application form. Application forms are available to download from the School’s website: stmarylebone.school/contact/vacancies/ As part of the form you will need to complete a supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4), in order to demonstrate your suitability for the post. Please return your completed application form via e-mail to: recruitment@stmaryleboneschool.com

Closing date: Friday, 26th April 2019

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults and it is our expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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