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Subject Leader for Social Sciences - Full-time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-760T
  • Posted:19/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:06/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 16th October 2023


  • Westlands Secondary School
  • Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR
  • Permanent; Full Time

Subject Leader required for an established and thriving Social Sciences department who deliver Criminology, Sociology and Psychology across Key Stage 4 and 5.

An opportunity to work with a team of dedicated individuals who put pupil experience and progress at the heart of their teaching.

Westlands is an 11-18 coeducational, Swale Academies Trust School which is heavily oversubscribed and has an excellent local reputation.

You will be joining a well-resourced and highly successful department and should have the drive and commitment to maintain and continue to improve the current success rate whilst looking to develop and expand the curriculum in the future.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • can create, implement and deliver an inspiring curriculum in a vibrant learning environment;
  • have evidence of measurable impact as a teacher and/or middle leader;
  • have obtained at least a high-quality degree in a social science subject
  • have relevant teaching experience and QTS.
  • have high expectations and aspirations for all students;
  • are committed to our vision to ensure student well-being and good progress is at the heart of everything we do.

Join us and benefit from:

  • a friendly, supportive and committed team;
  • a well-run department where pupils achieve exceptionally well;
  • dedicated social sciences teaching spaces and a full-time technician who supports the team;
  • pupils who enjoy learning in a dynamic and exciting school;
  • teaching a subject that is very popular in Key Stage 4 and 5;
  • an excellent CPD programme, which gives all staff the opportunity to study further;
  • being part of a highly successful trust.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Liz Leverett at liz.leverett@swale.at or 01795 477475.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: w/c 16th October 2023

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Westlands School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are particularly proud of the fact that our curriculum provides a variety of academic, arts, technology and other vocational subjects; helping focus on students of all abilities making exceptional levels of progress, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy.

Westlands offers a stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Headteacher)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at


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 Education.