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Physics Teacher - Full-time/Part-time

Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4527-348T
  • Posted:02/04/2024
  • Pay:MPS/ UPS
  • Start Date:1 September 2024
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Developing minds, creating futures and striving forward together


Teacher of Physics 


Full-time preferred/ part-time considered




A relocation, recruitment and retention package will be available for the successful candidate





Would you like to work in a “harmonious community” where “pupils are keen to learn and respectful to all”? (Ofsted, November 2021). Would you like to work at a forward thinking and highly successful school providing students with a real opportunity to improve their life chances?

We are actively seeking a motivated and highly skilled individual to become a Physics teacher at Borden. The role is suitable for an experienced Teacher of Science or a proficient science lead (ideally in physics).  The post is equally suited to somebody seeking to join the profession or looking for career development by securing a new post

The successful candidate will be joining a popular and successful department of enthusiastic and highly qualified teachers across all three science disciplines, and you will be immersed in a school environment that champions a broader and richer perspective beyond the curriculum. Within science, extracurricular projects include student activities such as trips to CERN, hands-on laboratory experiences in industrial-standard facilities, and a continuous primary science outreach program.

Everyone at Borden Grammar School works to fulfil our School Plan, with every teacher fulfilling the DfE Teacher Standards. Our school motto means to ‘strive forward together’ and we expect everyone in our community to have this as their goal. More specifically, we expect teachers to


  1. Make sure young people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds fulfil their potential
  2. Engage all young people to participate in interesting learning and stimulate a love of knowledge
  3. Develop into exceptional teachers
  4. Unlock and develop their students’ creativity and independence
  5. Demonstrate that learning continues well beyond lessons  
  6. Develop the Borden values so that students are respectful, creative, resilient, courageous and kind


All teachers are expected to fulfil roles as Form Tutors where assigned and in Appraisal as appropriate.


Application process:

Applicants should apply by 12:00pm on Friday 3 May and should be aware that the school will consider the merit of early applications and close the advert sooner if the quality of early applications necessitates such a response. 

If you would like to apply, please return a fully completed application form leaving no gaps in employment  to Mrs Kirsty Murphy at kmurphy@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk

Please do not submit a CV but feel free to provide a letter of application as a continuation of the application form.

 “Borden Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”







Information about the school

Borden is a vibrant and purposeful grammar school for boys. The school is part of a thriving post-16 partnership and has female students in the Sixth Form. Borden provides a stimulating learning environment for its students and is committed to their protection and safety. Borden became an Academy in January 2012. Borden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Borden values of kindness, creativity, resilience, courageousness and respect are underpinned by our strong belief in the importance of effort - “striving forward together”.

Borden Grammar is committed to:

• Challenging and inspiring our students to achieve their personal aspirations. • Encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural spheres. • Providing a caring environment that enables our students to thrive socially and academically. • Maximising the advantage, that being a boys’ grammar school can bring to our students, our parents, our local community and beyond.

The school underwent successful Ofsted Inspections in November 2016 and November 2021. The inspectors concluded that:

• All staff share the Headteacher’s ambitious vision which focuses on the achievement of every student within a highly supportive and harmonious community. • Parents, staff and students are exceptionally positive about the standards of behaviour and safety in the school. • Students arrive at their lessons hungry to learn and engage enthusiastically with classroom activities. • The relationship between teachers and students is a particularly strong feature of the school and helps to ensure that there is an exceptionally positive climate for learning.

Benefits of Working at Borden Grammar School

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

● Benenden Healthcare paid for by the school ● Counselling and mental wellbeing support service ● Cycle to work scheme ● Free and adequate parking for all staff ● Free flu jabs ● Therapy dog ● Wellbeing charter signatories with an active wellbeing committee ● No more than one directed meeting a week and early finishes before events. ● More than minimum PPA time provided to all teaching staff

GDPR UK Summary Notice:

Candidates should understand that when submitting their application form they are giving consent to the following: • All application forms and supporting statements are held on all candidates for six months and are shredded thereafter; • The successful candidate’s application and employment records will be kept for six years after their termination of employment; • Employees details are shared with appropriate third parties such as Teachers’ Pensions, Human Resources, etc.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Kirsty Murphy
  • Address:Borden Grammar School, Avenue Of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DB
  • Telephone: 01795 424192
  • Email: kmurphy@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk


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.