Second in Department (Assistant Director of Learning) - Science (TLR 2b - £4,529)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative practitioner who will have shared responsibility as second in Science. You must have Qualified Teacher Status in the UK, or an equivalent overseas qualification with UK teaching experience. This post is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious teacher looking to progress their career.

Having been designated as one of the first 100 Teaching Schools in July 2011 we have a proven history of outreach with other schools, both at a Primary and Secondary level. We are also a school with significant strength in the CPD of staff, developing our teachers for the next stage of their careers. Graded as ‘OUTSTANDING’ by Ofsted in November 2012 for the third consecutive inspection, we are committed to being a centre of innovation, creativity and enjoyment for both students and staff. We are currently involved in the planning and developing of two new schools within the Wildern catchment, a secondary and primary school. This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues joining us.

Science results for 2018 (in the new grading system) were 73% at Grades 4 to 9 for Combined Science, 98% at Grades 4 to 9 for Biology, 99% at Grades 4 to 9 for Chemistry and 98% at Grades 4 to 9 for Physics. 65% of all students secured Grades 4 to 9 in English and Mathematics last year. The Science department has 16 dedicated science laboratories and a highly committed and dedicated team of staff. For more information on our Science department please click here.

We will ensure that the successful candidate has:
• comprehensive induction including a dedicated mentor
• continuous professional learning, development and improvement
• the opportunity to contribute to raising standards for all our students

Benefits include:
• Opportunities for continued professional development
• Excellent IT provision within the department and school
• Excellent department resources
• Staff membership rates to our modern Leisure Centre

Wildern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Applications should be on Wildern School application forms, individual CV’s will not be accepted. Application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Applications can be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Closing Date: 5pm Sunday 28th October 2018

Please note, we reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive applications that meet the criteria.


Ofsted Report Nov 2012
A Taste of Wildern Sept 18
ADoL outline no UPR Sept 2018
ADoL outline +UPR1 Sept 2018
ADoL outline +UPR2 Sept 2018
ADoL outline +UPR3 Sept 2018
Application Instructions - Teachers - Sept 2018
Teachers Application Form Sept 18
Teachers Application Form with UPR Section Sept 18