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Teacher of Science (Maternity Cover) - Maternity

The Abbey School, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-4242-234T
  • Posted:02/10/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:20/12/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:W/C 27th November

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We are seeking to appoint a member of staff to join our Science Department. The successful candidate will be someone who is an enthusiastic, talented and passionate teacher of Science. You will have excellent subject knowledge and be confident that students in your care will make exceptional progress. 

This is a maternity cover post from January 2024 - December 2024 (flexible due to maternity cover status). This role is full time 32.5 hours per week. 

This is a great opportunity for someone to join a team which is forward-thinking and focused on doing the very best for each and every student.

We have an ambitious vision for our school driven by our excellent team to ensure our students experience as much Outstanding and Good practice as possible. In line with this, we are looking for a candidate who can regularly deliver lessons to these standards.

OfSTED confirmed the school continues to provide a good education for all of its pupils. They noted several strengths including “strong leadership, the quality of teaching, improving exam results, a vibrant sixth form, good behavior, and an excellent level of care and safety”.

The Abbey School is a mixed secondary school with a thriving population of over 1100 students. We believe that school should be a place where young people can discover and develop their own talents. We have high expectations of all our students, which are supported by consistently applied systems, structures, rituals and routines across our learning environment. We are a supportive school community including a positive staff team with high staff morale.

  • Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust 

    We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer: 

    • CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
    • Access to Benenden Healthcare
    • Free Flu Jabs
    • Free Health Checks 
    • Access EarlyPay
    • Mindfulness Taster Sessions
    • Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
    • Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
    • Wellbeing afternoons
    • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
    • Free parking on all our sites

 

The school is situated in the historic market town of Faversham and is surrounded by many new housing developments that are leading to our rapid growth. We aim to provide the highest quality value-added education and excellent pastoral care for all students so that they feel secure and valued.

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included. 

Information about the school

The Abbey School is a mixed secondary school with a thriving population of over 1200 students. We believe that school should be a place where young people can discover and develop their own talents. We have high expectations of all our students which are supported by consistently applied systems, structures, rituals and routines across our learning environment. We are a supportive school community including a positive staff team with high staff morale.

The Abbey school recently celebrated some robust results, with 45% of students achieving Maths and English at 4+ (an improvement of 34% from 2017), and record A level results with 52% of grades at A-C. The Abbey school is rated GOOD for quality of education by Ofsted.

The school is situated in the historic market town of Faversham. We aim to provide the highest quality value-added education and excellent pastoral care for all students.

The Abbey proudly joined The Howard Academy Trust on 01st April 2023, a highly successful Trust in which all schools have improved their Ofsted rating since joining or maintained their good rating.

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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.