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Teacher of Science - Full-time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-781T
  • Posted:28/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + upto £5000 enhancement
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:17/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:18th March 2024


  • Westlands Secondary School
  • MPS/UPS + up to £5000 Enhancement available
  • Permanent; Full time
  • 32.5 hours per week

Westlands School is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Science Teacher to join our highly successful, friendly and supportive Science team. This role would suit either an experienced teacher or an ECT looking for their first position.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A skilled practitioner with a positive outlook.
  • Passionate about teaching Science.
  • A team player who will fit well with our existing department.
  • Dedicated to enabling our students to make excellent progress.
  • Able to deliver good outcomes for all students.

Our Science Department believe in the power of collaboration and have a long track record of success in all Key Stages. We offer A Level Biology and Applied Science to our KS5 students and Combined Science at KS4.

We strongly recommend all interested candidates visit Westlands School and meet our students and staff. If you would like to arrange a visit to the school, please email Mrs E Apps, P.A. and Office Manager at ellen.apps@swale.at to arrange a suitable time and date.

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting 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.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive

For further information on the full main duties and responsibilities and the requirements for the job are detailed in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Samantha Payne, Assistant Headteacher, samantha.payne@swale.at or 01795 477475.

Applications should be made by submitting a SAT Application Form directly to the contact above, or 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 905989 (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.

Westlands School may undertake online searches of any candidates as part of the Shortlisting Process.

Interview Date: w/c 18/03/2024

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

Fax: (01795) 431946


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.