Director of Learning – Science and Technology

at Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy

Academy: Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

Salary: Lead Practitioner points 7–11 (plus potential relocation package)

Status: Full-time, permanent

Closing date: 17 January 2020, 12:00 pm

Start date: Easter or September 2020

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Cowes Enterprise College is part of the Ormiston Academies Trust. Our mission is to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom. 

Cowes Enterprise College is a wonderful place to work and develop as a teacher. We are excited about you coming to join our team! 

This role offers an exciting opportunity and challenge for a high calibre, versatile and enthusiastic leader to join and lead a strong and successful Science and Technology faculty.  

We are able to offer an excellent package of support and benefits for the right candidates:

  • a generous relocation and/or recruitment package for the right candidate.
  • leading a talented Science and Technology faculty which includes a Deputy Director in charge of Technology.
  • a strong culture of professional development.
  • superb, state-of-the-art facilities.
  • an Ofsted ‘Good’ school with high standards and high expectations.
  • collaborative opportunities from Ormiston Academies Trust.

We are fortunate to have cutting edge facilities here in our purpose built and highly inspirational building.  In September 2019, the Academy was awarded a substantial grant dedicated to STEM delivery across the Year 7 and 8 curriculum.

This is a key leadership role in the Academy. The successful candidate will need to be:

  • a qualified teacher, able to deliver consistently good and better lessons across the age-groups of the Academy
  • ambitious to develop the potential of our students 
  • a competent leader, able to take responsibility for the leadership of this department
  • a good colleague, who can work with the other members of the Science and Technology faculty and the wider staff in the best interests of our students and the Academy

All teachers at Cowes are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the academy. Teaching staff are required to meet the core standards within the framework of the Professional Standards for Teachers in England. There is an effective system for the performance management and professional development of all staff.

How to apply

Please send a letter of application of no more than two sides of A4, explaining your interest in this post and why your qualifications, professional experience, expertise and knowledge, and your personal attributes are relevant to this appointment.  

Please apply via the TES website, or contact Donna Harrison, HR Officer and PA to the Principal, to be sent an application form, then email your completed application and covering letter to Donna, or send by post to Cowes Enterprise College, Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8HB.

For further information or the opportunity to talk to the Principal, Rachel Kitley by telephone, or to visit the academy and discuss this post, please contact Donna Harrison at or call 01983 203103.

For more details about Cowes Enterprise College, visit the academy website.

Cowes Enterprise College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full enhanced DBS Clearance Certificate will be required and relevant prohibition checks will be completed as applicable.


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