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Lead Teacher for Chemistry/Teacher of Science - Full-time

Hillview School for Girls, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5450-25T
  • Posted:23/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR2b
  • Start Date:Jan/April 2023
  • App Close Date:14/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Lead Teacher for Chemistry/

Teacher of Science

Required for January/April 2023


We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and experienced Chemistry teacher to provide innovative, high quality leadership of Chemistry. You will work closely with our Director of Science and our Head of Physics to improve the student experience across all 3 Science disciplines.

This is a new role to the school, therefore, we are seeking a candidate who has bold and creative vision centred around a solid base of high quality teaching. The successful candidate will be able to teach Chemistry at A Level and all 3 Sciences at KS3 and KS4.

In partnership with the Director of Science and other leaders, you will:

  • Develop a dynamic and inspiring Science provision
  • Lead a team of teachers and students to high levels of success
  • Consider the school’s ‘Pure potential’ belief and how this can be interpreted within Science
  • Support the development of the Science staffing body and Chemistry pedagogical approaches
  • Have high expectations and aspirations for the students

In return, we offer an exciting and rewarding place to work; where staff enjoy working within a modern science block; students that are keen to learn and achieve and appreciate their teachers’ dedication and support. Our high expectations and aspirations for our students has placed the school, repeatedly over time, as one of the highest achieving non-selective schools in Kent.

Please use the contact details below if you would like the opportunity to tour the school or to discuss the role informally before making an application.

Please return a completed application form, to Mrs A Dennett, HR Manager, Hillview School for Girls, Brionne Gardens, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2HE or by email: dennetta@hillview.kent.sch.uk

Tel: 01732 352793 Ext 180

Closing date: Friday 14 October 2022

Interview date to be confirmed

(The school may interview early in the case of an exceptional candidate)

Hillview School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and we expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  

Information about the school

We are a creative, inclusive school where all students flourish and make exceptional progress. Our dynamic Performing and Visual Arts specialisms have a profound impact upon learning and contribute to the purposeful, friendly and stimulating atmosphere that permeates the school. We foster self-esteem and high aspirations.

Hillview consistently achieves above national average and recognises the value and importance in developing the child beyond qualifications and preparing them for the future world beyond education. Our students enjoy their time at school and the staff enjoy the supportive, caring and friendly atmosphere.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01732 368718

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.