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Caedmon College Whitby / Whitby Sixth Form – Assistant Director of Science

Caedmon College Whitby / Whitby Sixth Form - Assistant Director of Science


(£4000 recruitment and retention and relocation reimbursement package of up to £8000 available for the right candidate)

Caedmon College is an established, successful, popular and growing 11-18 community school situated in Whitby on the North Yorkshire Coast. As a school, we have very low staff turnover and high staff retention and our colleagues travel from areas such as Redcar, Guisborough, and Ryedale, as well as from Scarborough and Filey.

Since welcoming our new Principal in September 2018 we have federated with Eskdale School, our neighbouring secondary school in Whitby. This is beginning to benefit our students and provide wider professional development opportunities for our staff. We are located on two sites about 5 minutes walking distance apart: our Normanby site hosts students in Y7-11; and post 16 students are based at the recently refurbished Whitby Sixth Form site.

We are:

  • A ‘Good’ school in every area by Ofsted in 2017.
  • A school who works collaboratively with our fellow federated Whitby school - Caedmon College.
  • A school where British values are at the heart of our curriculum – so that all our students leave school knowing how to conduct themselves in the wider world.In what is our first external teaching post for a few years we are looking to appoint a Science colleague to our department which is fully staffed with subject experts.We are ideally looking to appoint an experienced colleague who will contribute to our extensive post-16 teaching programme and who, working alongside our Director of Science, will be responsible for leading curriculum and assessment development in either KS3 or KS4.

You would join a department of seven which is staffed with science specialists who are enjoying some of the best outcomes for students whilst continuing to develop an exciting and engaging curriculum offer for our students. A key focus for the department is to build upon recent successes and as a new colleague you will be working closely with a team who will support, develop and challenge you.

We are looking for a Teacher of Science who:

  • Is passionate about teaching and has a creative and flexible approach for all key stages.
  • Will model best practice teaching and learning across the department and support the development of quality teaching in the department.  
  • Will support, challenge and engage a diverse cohort of students, enriching their learning experience, maximising their potential and raising attainment
  • Will play a key role in leading aspects of faculty CPD.

What we offer:

  • Access to our school and coastal specific CPD programmes which includes NQT, RQT and NPQML specific courses
  • Access to the newly launched Chartered College of Teaching Hub – one of only 11 nationally
  • Visible and supportive SLT so you can get on with teaching your subject to students who thrive within our climate for learning
  • Tailored career pathways as you develop your teaching career with us.

The date of commencement for this post will be September 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For an informal conversation about the role, to arrange a conversation with our Headteacher (Simon Riley) and for an application pack please contact James Annetts at Resourcing Solutions (North Yorkshire County Council) at or call 01609 534939 / 07966261249

Closing dates: Monday 25th May 2020 at 12noon

We are proud to work alongside our eight other local secondary schools and we believe we have a unique opportunity for colleagues to grow, develop and thrive in their career as part of our coastal community. For more information on our Coastal Offer and how you can make a difference by teaching on the Yorkshire Coast please visit

In line with the Government’s announcement, our school is operating on a rota basis to allow those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response the opportunity to attend. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with essential recruitment for key positions starting in September 2020. We want to reassure applicants that effective measures will be implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing and in most cases we will use a virtual recruitment process.

Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.



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