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Deputy Director of Learning Science - Full-time

The Marsh Academy, New Romney

  • Ref:KCC886-6909-195T
  • Posted:28/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS+ TLR
  • Start Date:September 2023 or earlier start date considered
  • App Close Date:09/05/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Deputy Director of Learning Science

We are looking for an Deputy Director of Learning to support the Director of Learning in driving our Science Department forward and continuing to raise standards.  The outstanding candidate will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of Science at all key stages. Applicants must have a proven track record of effective teaching and be able to inspire colleagues.  This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and committed teacher who wants to make a real difference.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to demonstrate outstanding teaching and a commitment to sharing good practice;
  • Have a proven track record of significant impact in their current post;
  • Have the energy, drive and commitment necessary to achieve excellence;
  • Have a creative and innovative approach and an ability to embrace change positively;
  • Be enthusiastic and determined to support the academy in continuing its rapid improvement.


The Marsh Academy can offer you:

  • the opportunity to join a supportive staff and work with well-motivated students;
  • the opportunity to join an academy with exciting and aspirational plans for the future;
  • excellent opportunities for career development.


If you are a dedicated teacher who shares our vision for putting the learning of our students first, then we would love to hear from you.


We are a school with a strong sense of ethos and values and are intentionally inclusive, which means we have a high proportion of children with SEND and are proud of this. The continuous improvement of the school is clear to external visitors and our performance outcomes and we embrace our position in the heart of the community, with high quality facilities for staff and students as well as the local community, including an onsite leisure centre and cinema. We are now over-subscribed and the school of choice for our local community.  Current staff benefits include:

  • Free Gym Membership.
  • Part of the Challenge Partners Network of Excellence
  • Free Staff Breakfast.
  • Access to a high quality Professional Development Programme
  • Free Staff Lunch (every day for staff who do one lunch duty per week).
  • All teaching staff have more than the standard 10% PPA time.

Information about the school

Our Staff, Governors and Sponsors are dedicated to ensuring that every student achieves his or her potential, both academically and personally, leaving the academy with the confidence, resilience, and qualifications necessary to deliver a bright future. We are recognised by Ofsted as a ‘Good’ school and committed to recruiting those who share our ethos and values.

The Marsh Academy is a relatively new school, which is over-subscribed and our new buildings provide high quality facilities for our staff, students and the local community. We have our own Community Leisure Centre and Cinema showing the latest movies, details of both can be found here: www.marshacademy.org.uk.

The workload and wellbeing of all staff is a priority and all staff have free access to the gym and Leisure Centre, free breakfast each day, free lunch every day for completing one half hour duty per week. Teaching staff have more than the standard 10% PPA time and benefit from the Professional Development opportunities afforded by being part of the Challenge Partners Network of Excellence and the newly formed Skinners Academies Trust.

The school sits within the beautiful coastal town of New Romney on the edge of the Romney Marsh walking distance from the beach. Nearby towns of Ashford, Folkestone and the City of Canterbury offer extensive shopping and leisure facilities. Ashford is also home to the International Railway Station offering a 35 minute journey to London and the Eurostar. The Eurotunnel terminal is a 20 minute drive from New Romney and the nearby Port of Dover, giving easy access to Europe. The Romney Marsh is a SSSI famous for its habitats ranging from the shingle expanse of Dungeness to the surrounding farmland and the diversity of the flora, fauna and wildlife.

These are exciting times at the Marsh Academy and we are keen to welcome your application.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Amanda Clayson
  • Address:Station Road, New Romney, Kent, TN29 9PA
  • Telephone: 01797 364593
  • Email: mandy@marshacademy.org.uk

Fax: 01797 367615

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.