Curriculum Leader Science

Job Title: Curriculum Leader Science

Dates: Job start 1 September 2024

Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR 1B (£11,402)

Contract type: Full Time              

Contract term: Permanent

Closing date: Thursday, 18th April 2024 at 9:00am

Interviews: Monday, 22nd April 2024 

In July 2022, Ofsted Inspectors returned and confirmed that St Cuthbert’s continues to be a good school.
“Pupils told inspectors that the best thing about the school is the education that they receive. They value the purposeful learning environment. Pupils focus on their work in class and co-operate well with one another. Leaders and staff have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and academic success. Pupils have pride in their work”.


We seek to appoint an outstanding and experienced teacher who will relish leading the Science department.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape, lead and develop Science. This will be an enviable opportunity for someone with vision, energy and the ability to lead and inspire others.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have responsibility to lead and manage a team of colleagues in the effective delivery of Science across the age and ability range of the school.
  • Be expected, by personal example, to provide motivation and enthusiasm in setting and maintaining the highest standards to achieve success with all students.
  • To provide leadership of Science, helping to ensure excellent outcomes for all students
  • To lead the development of the Science curriculum so that all students receive a rich and challenging experience of Science
  • Be a qualified teacher with QTS or equivalent
  • Ability to teach Science up to Key Stage 4
  • Be an effective classroom practitioner with strong behaviour management and committed to ensuring all students succeed and fulfil their potential
  • Demonstrate a range of innovative teaching and learning strategies

What we can offer:

  • A shared vision and ambition to deliver excellence for our young people
  • An opportunity to share in shaping the school’s improvement journey
  • Happy children who aspire to do their best
  • Motivated and dedicated staff
  • Commitment to Continued Professional Development
  • We are a really exciting and interesting place to be.

Our Vision

A vibrant community, uniquely created by God, which embraces everyone, especially those in need and celebrates difference. Enabled by  a staff, dedicated to our Catholic ethos and a culture of excellence, our young people will be inspired to know more, and be more.


This school is committed to delivering an outstanding education, with all students making rapid and sustained progress not just in terms of academic achievement, but preparing the young people of St Cuthbert’s for life in the modern world, empowered by our dedicated staff to become caring citizens and resilient learners who achieve excellence.


We are a school with an outstanding Catholic Christian ethos. We are a school with students who flourish because of the attentiveness to their needs and the pervading sense of justice instilled by staff. We are a school with students who are confident to take full responsibility for themselves and their actions and are quick to praise and celebrate the achievements of others. We are a school that works together as a Christian family to live the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ to love God and our neighbour.  For the sixth year in a row, we are an oversubscribed school for 2023-24.


We are St Cuthbert's


St Cuthbert’s is a Catholic community, which guides each of its students to develop their own unique gifts and talents, whatever they may be. By providing a broad range of learning experiences and a supportive and nurturing environment, our students enter the world as confident, rounded individuals, with high expectations of themselves and the self-belief, skills and attributes to achieve their true potential. Everyone in school is here for a purpose, to learn each day, and to widen their knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding.


This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Interested candidates can contact the Headteacher should they wish to discuss the position further, whilst visits to the school can also be arranged.


Please download the application pack and forms below

Documents to download:


For further details please contact Cath Geden, PA to the Headteacher via email at or visit our website at


All completed applications to be sent for the attention of Mrs C Twist, Headteacher by email to by the deadline of Thursday, 18th April 2024 at 9:00am


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