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Science Teacher - Full-time

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F40-77-T
  • Posted:17/11/2022
  • Pay:£27,186 - £42,192
  • Start Date:May 2023 or sooner
  • App Close Date:04/12/2022 at 11:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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Teacher of Science

Salary: £27,186 - £42,192 Please note these salaries will increase in line with teacher pay changes and the amount advertised will increase. 

Location: Maritime Academy, Medway

Start Date: May 2023 or Sooner


The Role

We are recruiting for a Teacher of Science from January 2023  for our new school. This is an exciting time to join our school at the beginning of our journey. You will be working in a school where classrooms and teaching areas have been grouped into subject specialisms and state of the art technology. 

You will be working in a school with a cohort of 180 year 7 students this year with successive cohorts joining each year. Our school has been designed to be a carbon neutral build and we believe that we have a responsibility to continue this work to secure the school’s long-term environmental sustainability aims.  Our students will move to the school site in September 2024, for the 2024/2025 academic year you will be based at a satellite site in Twydall (ME8 ). This will mean you will be influential in helping mould our new school and build successful relationships with our first cohort of students.


What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of roles, responsibilities please view the attached JD

  • Be a qualified Science teacher
  • Be passionate about teaching and learning, ready to embrace new ideas and have a positive outlook and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective classroom practice with high expectations for achievements and behaviour
  • Be able to plan and deliver a creative and stimulating curriculum and have a thorough knowledge of present curriculum development.
  • Dedicated to ensuring our students are actively engaged with school, making progress and aspire to become life-long learners. .
  • Contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our schools.


What you will get in return: 

  • Minimum starting salary £27,186 for all ECTs
  • Revised Teacher Payscale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • Strong links with the local community and other local schools within Medway and Kent
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career 
  • Highly supportive subject mentoring with a strong professional development programme to ensure that the Teachers’ Standards are well developed. 
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits 
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas.


Next Steps

If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of staff across our Trust we would encourage you to apply.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk 

Information about the trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust has been ranked as the highest performing trust in the South East and in the top 15 academy trusts in England, out of more than 100. – 2020 DfE report

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

• Think about their Thinking • Be their Best self • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simon Arnold
  • Address:The Thinking Schools Academy Trust,
    Park Crescent,
    ME4 6NR
  • Telephone: 03333 602050
  • Email: recruitment@tsatrust.org.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.