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Head of Science Department - Full-time

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4523-318T
  • Posted:01/03/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS TLR 1C £11,404 pa
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:12/03/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:15th March 2024

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Head of Science Department

TLR 1C £11,404 pa

Full-time Permanent, MPS/UPS, Required from September 2024

We are looking to appoint a creative, enthusiastic and inspiring Head of Science (from any Science discipline) to lead this important area of our curriculum from September.  This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to join this outstanding school, which has a strong reputation across all three Sciences.  The successful candidate will have the ambition and innovation to manage and develop this department.  

We welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate:

  • a passion for teaching Science
  • commitment to promoting high quality teaching and learning within this department
  • ability to promote Science across the curriculum
  • experience of teaching Science to A level standard would be an advantage.

Applications are welcomed for all the Science disciplines.

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls is a very successful selective girls’ school of 1250 students with a mixed sixth form of approximately 340.  MGGS has been appointed by the Department for Education as a Regional Computer Hub in recognition of the expertise the school has evidenced in Computing Education and will take a lead in training teachers across the south east in the delivery of Computing. The post offers the opportunity to work with intellectually able young people in a supportive and friendly environment.  Staff benefits include strong support for professional development and healthcare scheme.

 

“Maidstone Grammar School for Girls is an outstanding school” (Ofsted March 2023)

 

Applicants should complete the application form and email it along with a covering letter addressed to the Headteacher, Miss Deborah Stanley via mstarns@mggs.org. Applicants are strongly encouraged to also complete our Equal Opportunities &  Recruitment Monitoring Form.  If you require any additional information please contact Ms Starns, PA to the Headteacher via email: mstarns@mggs.org.

 

Please note that pre-interview visits are not available, however, full information including a virtual tour can be found on our website https://www.mggs.org/

 

Applications welcomed immediately

 

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Maidstone Grammar School for Girls reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

 

Closing Date: 8am on 12th March 2024

Interviews:  15th March 2024

 

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

The post is exempt from section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)).  It is not, therefore, in any way contrary to the Act to reveal any information concerning convictions which would otherwise be considered as “spent” in relation to the applicant’s suitability for employment. Any such information will be kept in strict confidence and only used in consideration of the suitability of the applicant for such a position where such an exemption is appropriate.

 

Information about the school

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, or as it is more often known, is a very successful selective girls’ school of 1250 students with a mixed Sixth Form of approximately 360. The post offers the opportunity to work with intellectually able young people in a supportive and friendly environment. Staff benefits include strong support for professional development.

“Maidstone Grammar School for Girls is an outstanding school” (Ofsted).

MGGS has a strong community spirit which is underpinned by our belief that the happiness of all our students is key to enabling them to succeed. We have been providing an academic education for girls (and boys in the Sixth Form) from the town of Maidstone, and its surrounding area for over 135 years.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Deborah Stanley, Headteacher

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The post is exempt from section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)). It is not, therefore, in any way contrary to the Act to reveal any information concerning convictions which would otherwise be considered as “spent” in relation to the applicant’s suitability for employment. Any such information will be kept in strict confidence and only used in consideration of the suitability of the applicant for such a position where such an exemption is appropriate.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Michelle Starns
  • Address:Maidstone Grammar School For Girls, Buckland Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0SF
  • Telephone: 01622 752103
  • Email: mstarns@mggs.org

Documents

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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.