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Key Stage 3 Coordinator Science - Full-time

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-5408-941T
  • Posted:11/11/2022
  • Pay:MPR/UPR plus TLR2C £2873
  • Start Date:asap
  • App Close Date:10/12/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Key Stage 3 Coordinator of Science

TLR2C £2873

Are you an excellent Science practitioner looking to take the next step in your career?

Our thriving Science Department is looking for an inspirational and forward-thinking teacher to develop and support our Key Stage 3 science curriculum.

The successful candidate will take a lead role within the Science department, be a facilitator of people and will develop strategies and initiatives that have longevity, relevance and meaning to throughout the whole school. The role will include overseeing the development, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the key stage three science curriculum, taking a lead role in monitoring and evaluating assessment data to plan targeted interventions and providing support across the department to develop teaching and learning in science. 

Working closely with the Principal Teacher – Science, you will attend departmental, staff and training sessions and ensure all aspects of the Departmental Development Plan are delivered.

At Homewood School we encourage the use of a range of innovative teaching techniques and the successful candidate will join a collaborative and committed staff team who share a vision to succeed. In our modern facilities, our large science department teaches a variety of subjects and qualifications to develop our students up to Key Stage 5. Through a shared focus on teaching and learning, you will be a team player with the right attributes and focus for the day to day pressures that teaching brings.

Our additional facilities are excellent; with a School Farm to promote conservation work, green issues, environmental science and curriculum enrichment through forensic sciences and dissection.  The department also has a rich programme of trips, visits and extra-curricular activities.

It’s a competitive market out there and we want to know what it is that makes you the one for us. Detail your successes in your completed application form and supporting letter and get us excited about you! 

In return, you will enjoy a unique working environment in the beautiful town of Tenterden in the heart of the Weald of Kent.  We invest in our staff and you will be given a full induction programme and the support you require to progress wherever you are in your career. All teaching staff are provided with an IT device, discounts and offers with Kent Rewards and there is a nursery based on the school site which offers discounts to Tenterden Schools Trust Staff.

We are not accepting applications from employment agencies for this position but would be delighted to receive a direct application from you. 

For any queries, please contact Karen Nicholls, Human Resources 01580 764222 Ext 2246 or email vacancies@homewood.kent.sch.uk.

Early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.  Tenterden Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. 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). 

Information about the school

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2000 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools and nurseries serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside. Home Farm Nursery is based in the grounds of Homewood School.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of Community provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their Community, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of Community. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sam Stevens
  • Address:Homewood School And Sixth Form Cent, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6LT
  • Telephone: 01580764222
  • Email: s.stevens@homewood.kent.sch.uk

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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.