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Teacher of Science with Key Stage 5 Co-Ordinator Responsibility - Full-time

Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6913-537T
  • Posted:01/05/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus TLR
  • Start Date:September 2023 January 2024
  • App Close Date:30/06/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC-Interview may be held prior to closing date


As a result of Cornwallis Academy’s increasing popularity and excellent reputation in the local community, we are looking to appoint a highly driven and aspirational Teacher of Science on a full-time, permanent basis. The candidate will also hold a Teaching and Learning Responsibility for co-ordinating our Key-Stage 5 Science provision. The candidate should show a real passion for the subject and will be able to inspire students and staff. Our highly successful Science Department regularly deliver school record breaking results and were awarded the Kent Science Department of the year award 2018/19. Our Science Department consists of a team of skilled and motivated teachers.

You will be joining a well-resourced and popular department with a relentless focus on raising achievement. At present the Department teaches a full suite of Science subjects.  At Key Stage 4, AQA Triple Science is taught alongside AQA Trilogy combined science. At Key Stage 3 we offer a bespoke curriculum based on the AQA KS3 Science syllabus. At key stage 5 we offer A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics alongside a Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science. You will be supported within the department by the Director of Science, Key Stage leads for KS3 and 4, as well as a highly experienced Lead Practitioner of Science.

The person appointed would be managed on a day to day basis by the Director of Science and would be responsible for co-ordinating our provision at Key Stage 5. The person appointed would take on responsibility in Quality Assurance at Level 3 and would be expected to become the registered Lead Internal Verifier for BTEC Applied Science and Lead Teacher for A-level Science, with respect to the practical endorsement. This role is suitable for experienced teachers with a track record of teaching A-level or Level 3 BTEC Science and previous experience of engagement with Quality Assurance mechanisms. Our sixth form is expanding year-on-year with around 340 students currently enrolled.

As well as our state-of-the-art facilities, we have an exciting programme of trips, visits and extra-curricular activities.  Cornwallis Academy values positive and professional working relationships and seeks individuals who will support this ethos. We are very excited about the future of Science in our school and we invest in the right people to ensure its success. 

Applications will be considered as they are received and therefore this post may be fulfilled before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.



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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.