Vacancies At Malbank

Vacancies At Malbank


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Malbank Head Teacher Advert

Date posted: Monday 12th Feb 2020
Salary: L33 - L39 (£90,145 - £104,368)
Start Date: September 2020
Contract Term: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a Head Teacher who has a proven track record in raising standards and a clear vision for leading and sustaining school improvement. You will lead a dedicated and highly skilled team who will equip students for the requirements of the 21st Century.

Although the school is proud of its over 450 year history, Malbank is a dynamic and forward-looking school which is innovative in its approach to teaching and learning.

Our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are looking for an inspirational leader who is committed to supporting all students to reach their full potential, both academically and personally. This headship provides an exciting opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of all served by the school. As the newly appointed Head Teacher you will be well supported by colleagues in the school, governors and by those in the Chimney House Teaching Alliance, through which we work closely with our primary school partners and other local secondary schools.

Malbank School & Sixth Form College occupies a spacious green site at the edge of the historic market town of Nantwich. The buildings have been developed to ensure that they meet the ever changing teaching and learning requirements.

We would love to hear from you if you are excited by the prospect of working with committed colleagues within and beyond the school itself, to lead genuine transformation.

The application process

Interested applicants are invited to visit the school by appointment on Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 9.30am. Please email to arrange an appointment.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 6th March 2020 with shortlisted candidates notified by Friday 20th March 2020.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th March 2020.

Applications can be submitted via the TES 'Quick Apply' system or via CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form. If applying directly via the email address above, in addition to the application form please also submit a letter of application. This should be a maximum of 2 sides of A4, outlining how your experience to date makes you a suitable candidate for the position and the particular qualities that you will bring to the leadership of the school.

Malbank School and Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and preventing extremism; all staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced DBS will be required. 

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Head of Science

(MPS/UPS) plus TLR 1b (£9,928)
Full-time Permanent post from September 2020

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Head of Science to lead our team of excellent science staff. The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a track record of facilitating students effectively to ensure that they make excellent progress. They should have some experience of impact driven leadership in a previous role.

The Post

This Head of Science post is of huge significance for the school. We are looking for a candidate who is:

• An outstanding and inspirational teacher with high expectations of students and themselves.
• An outstanding leader and manager who can nurture the team as well as holding them accountable.
• Able to prove they have a successful track record of securing good outcomes for students.
• Able to teach science to KS3 a specialism to GCSE. The ability to teach A level is desirable but not essential.
• Willing to generously give their time outside of lessons to students and colleagues.
• Actively supportive of the learning culture and values of the school.
• Skilled in inspiring staff and pupils.
• Committed to their professional development
• Resilient, has presence, boundless energy and a good sense of humour.

The school has a track record of nurturing the professional development of staff. The successful candidate will therefore be exposed to decision making on whole school matters. They will also be a key member of The Senior Raising Standards Team. This will provide excellent professional development experiences to facilitate progression to an Assistant Head post in the future.

Facilities and Resources
The Science Department is housed in its own block of eleven well-equipped laboratories with associated preparation and staff work areas. We also have a discrete ICT facility within the department. Staffing currently stands at five full-time posts and six part time posts. Many of our science teachers contribute to the teaching of A-level. The teaching of Science is enhanced by the excellent support of three technicians.

Teaching and Learning
In Key Stage 3, the Science Department uses its own scheme of work and resources. In Year 7, classes are taught in mixed ability form groups. In year 8 onwards, science is taught in ability groups. In Key Stage 4 our students have the options of studying AQA Trilogy at Foundation or Higher level, or separate Sciences which is part of our Options provision. Each group has its own assigned tutor who reports regarding pupil data for the group.

At A-level, the Sciences are both popular and successful. We offer courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics (AQA). The number of groups in the sixth form varies from year to year. Groups are usually shared by staff.

Breakdown of GCSE Science results for 2019. % grades 9 - 4:
GCSE Combined Sciences: Trilogy 45%
GCSE Biology 97%
GCSE Chemistry 91%
GCSE Physics 89%

At A Level. The value added scores were:
Physics -1.4
Biology +0.125
Chemistry -0.1

Recent results have shown some improvement on previous years but we are keen to develop further our strategies for raising attainment across the ability range and the successful candidate will be able to drive this improvement to the next level.

How to apply:
We are looking to recruit a candidate who can start in September.

Please include, with your application form, a concise letter describing the qualities and experiences that will enable you to be an outstanding and inspirational Head of Science. You should include some of your experiences of gaining successes with students or staff making it clear how you were able to have impact.

The closing date for all applications will be at 12 noon on Monday 24th February 2020. We would hope to interview shortly after that date. Please email applications to

I hope that this information has encouraged you to apply, and if so I look forward to reading your application. If you have any specific questions, please don't hesitate to call me at school.

Mrs J Walker

Letter to Candidates