Teacher of Science- Second in Charge (£3K Golden Hello) - Full-time/Part-time

New Line Learning Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6912-507T
  • Posted:01/01/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus TLR and £3K Golden Hello
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:01/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC-Interview may be held prior to closing date


New Line Learning Academy are seeking to appoint a Second-in-Charge of Science who is an inspirational teacher and leader. The successful applicant will assist in the leadership and management of the entire department that currently comprises, 4 teachers, a teaching assistant and two full time technicians.
We are offering a £3,000 Golden Hello for this role, which will be paid as a one-off lump sum to the successful candidate upon employment commencing with Future Schools Trust. 
Our Science department is a vibrant, forward thinking team who work hard and collaboratively for the needs of all our students.  We have recently refurbished two of our three laboratories and have three other teaching spaces to work from.  All Year 7 students at New Line Learning Academy have their own laptops; the successful applicant will work to further develop the use of these into the science curriculum using their innovative ideas. 
At Key Stage 4 students study AQA Combined Science: Trilogy.  Our Grammar stream study Triple Science.  Students have 4 lessons of science a week in Years 7 and 8, increasing to 6 as they begin their KS4 studies from Year 9.
The successful applicant will have strong subject knowledge and skills.  You will have a flexible and enthusiastic attitude, the ability to motivate colleagues and communicate effectively at all levels, and a sense of humour!  You will be excited about the prospect of driving the science department to be the best it can be.
New Line Learning Academy are proud to be one of the select few schools in the local area eligible for the government’s Levelling Up Premium Payments scheme for teachers. This incredible opportunity allows successful, eligible candidates, specialising in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Computing to claim a premium payment up to the value of £2000 for each of the academic years they work 2023 to 2024, 2024 to 2025 and 2025 to 2026. For more information please see the below link.
New Line Learning Academy is part of Future Schools Trust: a visionary organisation comprised of two secondary academies, a nursery school and a primary school. We occupy state-of-the-art facilities and our objective is to secure the very best educational opportunities for the young people we serve.
We are open to applications from Candidates looking for a part time role. Please state this in your application and the working pattern you would be seeking.
An opportunity is currently available for a Maternity Cover Head of Year position, if you are interested in this additional position please include a final paragraph to your application statement expressing you interest and reason for applying.
Applications will be considered as they are received and therefore this post may be fulfilled before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.

Information about the school

New Line Learning Academy is a ‘Good’ school in the heart of Loose, Maidstone with over 900 pupils aged 11 to 16. New Line Learning are committed to the delivering the highest standard of education for the young people in our care. In return, we expect our pupils to be committed to their studies and strive to achieve their goals.

The ethos is clear; believe and achieve.

New Line Learning aims for all of its pupils to be well-motivated and self-aware learners, who can conduct themselves appropriately in a range of situations. Aiming to create an ethos and an environment in which pupils feel safe and in which they can learn to interact respectfully, sensibly and maturely with others. We want our pupils to develop into responsible citizens, playing an active part in the school, local and wider communities.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. At Future Schools Trust we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace where every individual's unique talents and perspectives are valued and can thrive. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

What's In It For You? A vibrant and exciting place to work A friendly and supportive environment An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and nationally accredited qualifications The support of a Trust that currently encompasses two Secondary Schools and one Primary School. Alongside Tiger Cubs, our term time only Day Nursery, for children aged 3 months to 4 years, with great benefits to education staff. A well-resourced department with schemes of work and resources available. An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Future Schools Trust HR Recruitment Team
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9QL
  • Telephone: 01622 743 286
  • Email: officenll@futureschoolstrust.com


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