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Head of Science - Full-time

Maritime Academy, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-9999-114T
  • Posted:12/02/2024
  • Pay:Up to £53,393 per annum
  • Start Date:April 2024
  • App Close Date:25/02/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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We are recruiting for a Head of Science from April 2024.The Maritime Academy is proud to be part of the TSAT family. We embrace a cognitive approach to education and our ethos and values are aligned with that of the wider Trust family. Our commitment to transform life chances is evident in everything that we do. This is an exciting time to join our organisation as we expand our network of schools, building upon our established vision. Maritime Academy, is a brand-new secondary school serving the community of Medway, which opened in September 2022 to year 7 students and welcomed a new cohort of year 7 students this September.

Our students and staff will move to the brand new school site in Frindsbury in September 2024, for the rest of this academic year we continue to be based at a satellite site in Romany Road, Twydall, Gillingham. This will mean you will be influential in helping mould our new school and the Science Department.

The successful candidate will be a qualified Science Teacher who is passionate about teaching and learning, is ready to embrace new ideas and have a positive outlook and excellent interpersonal skills. They will be an effective classroom practitioner who is able to plan and deliver a creative and stimulating curriculum and have a thorough knowledge of present curriculum development. They will also have high expectations for achievements and behaviour, and will be dedicated to ensuring our students are actively engaged with school, making progress and aspire to become life-long learners.

Applications are invited from experienced Subject Leaders, or experienced teachers looking to progress their career.

 

We can offer you:

  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes.
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Chartered Teacher.
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice.
  • Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School, and from September 2024 Maritime Academy in Frindsbury.
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccinations, eye care vouchers.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff. 
  • Free parking in our staff car park
  • Refer a Friend Scheme.

 

Next Steps

We strongly encourage any applicants who may be interested in working at our school to contact Kerry Masters, PA / Office Manager, during school hours. Kerry can be contacted via email Kerry.masters@southeast.tsat.uk to arrange an informal conversation.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk.

 

 

Information about the school

Our School

At Maritime Academy we have great ambitions and we’re proud to call ourselves a member of Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are at the beginning of our journey and always growing which means you will be joining us at the most exciting part of our story; The Beginning.

Maritime Academy will continually support and enable the self-improvement of every staff member during their time at our school. We want to provide the very best education for our children and this is attainable only through talented staff capable of rising to these high standards.

At the Maritime, our mission is to offer a unique opportunity to learn in a modern setting with traditional values. Our school will ensure that students are confident, respectful and responsible young people, who are able to face the challenges of modern society. We believe that through our traditional ethos and values, we will create an environment where students are respectful for where they learn, who they learn with and who they are as unique aspirational young people.

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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 Education.