Curriculum Lead Science – The Harleston Sancroft Academy


Posted on: Thursday 28 March 2024 | St Benet's MAT

Harleston Sancroft Academy, Wilderness Ln, Harleston IP20 9DD

Trust: St Benet’s

Academy Name:  The Harleston Sancroft Academy

Vacancy Job Title: Curriculum Lead Science

Pay Scale:  MPS/UPS + TLR2

Full Time/Part Time: 0.8-1.0 FTE

Start Date: September 24

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join the staff at Sancroft, delivering the very best outcomes for our community. The science curriculum leader is responsible for all aspects of the work of the curriculum area, which form their designated areas of responsibility. The core focus of the curriculum leader’s role is raising student attainment and progress across the subject area(s). Central to this is highly effective curriculum design, leading and guiding staff working within the designated curriculum area(s), and, in so doing, fostering an environment within which exceptional teaching and learning is the key priority.

We are extremely proud of our ethos and the very positive relationships which exist at the school. The Harleston Sancroft Academy, part of the St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust, is an oversubscribed, inclusive and very successful 3-16 Church of England All Through School in South Norfolk where children thrive and achieve very well. Children are supported to flourish and grow with responsibility and resilience. The primary and secondary phases are located approximately half a mile apart.

The successful candidate will have the ability to inspire and motivate our students and staff to achieve outstanding results in a very supportive environment.

We are looking for the following:

  • An outstanding classroom practitioner
  • A person committed to the highest standard of achievement for all students
  • A clear commitment to the school’s vision and Christian ethos

We offer:

  • A great working relationship with staff and students
  • An extensive ‘in house’ CPD programme
  • The support of an informed and active Local Governing Committee and Trust
  • A very supportive and encouraging Senior Leadership Team
  • Close collaboration throughout the Multi Academy Trust
  • An opportunity to work in a good location where the cost of housing is attractive
  • Membership of Spectrum Life wellbeing and mental health support

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  •  Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Closing date: Wednesday 17 April 2024

Interviews: Monday 22 April 2024

How to apply

Applications should be emailed to Emma Johnson, School Business Manager

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

St Benets Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.


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