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Teacher of Science - Fixed Term

The Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4528-204T
  • Posted:15/07/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:22/08/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be advised



Required for September 2022


The Norton Knatchbull School is looking for a Teacher of Science.  This is a full-time fixed term position to 31 August 2023.  We welcome applicants from either selective or wide ability settings, who are keen to work with high achieving and motivated students in a strong department.  The post is equally suitable for an NQT or a more experienced colleague looking for a new challenge.


At Norton Knatchbull School an average of 80-85% of students study Triple Sciences at GCSE and numbers taking A Level science are strong and growing, with significant numbers of students pursuing Science related study at degree level. Student engagement and interest across all year groups is positive and beyond the classroom students engage in a wide range of extra-curricular activities in Science and STEM activities. The Science Department is well equipped with 10 laboratories, with two additional new laboratories opened in September 2021 as part of our new Digital Learning Centre.


The successful applicant will be joining a vibrant, supportive and cohesive department team. They will be expected to have the ability to teach all three sciences up to GCSE and the ability to offer an A Level subject would be desirable. Experienced colleagues will be expected to be demonstrate a proven track record of examination success –and in the case of an NQT evidence of the potential to do so. We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who can inspire both colleagues and students and lead by example. 


For an application form, visit our school website at www.nks.kent.sch.uk   Please send the completed application form together with a letter of application, of no more than 2 sides of A4 to Mrs E Blunt, PA to the Headteacher, email applications@nks.kent.sch.uk


For applicants currently serving as teachers, one of the referees should be your current Headteacher or Acting Headteacher. 


Deadline for applications:  9am - Monday 22nd August 2022.  We reserve the right to interview prior to this date depending on applications received. The selection process will involve a teaching activity with students, an opportunity to meet with colleagues in the Department and a panel interview.


NKS is committed to the Continuing Professional Development of all our staff.  We support our employees in career development and respect initiative and ambition.  As such we are committed to using Performance Management; formal and informal training; coaching and mentoring; and peer support to ensure the progression of our staff.  In return we expect commitment and a desire to improve and excel from our colleagues.  All new recruits to our team will be further supported by a comprehensive Induction Programme and a Mentor.


The Norton Knatchbull School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

Information about the school

The Norton Knatchbull School is a popular and highly regarded selective school for boys aged 11-18 which admits a growing number of girls into its sixth form. Having proudly served the local community of Ashford in Kent since the 17th century, they combine traditional values with a forward-looking and vibrant learning environment where young people are nurtured to become considerate, confident and well-rounded individuals.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Blunt
  • Address:Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QJ
  • Telephone: 01233 620045
  • Email: eblunt@nks.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.