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Teacher of English with TLR - Full-time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-797T
  • Posted:15/05/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR2 + upto £5000 enhancement
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:04/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 10th June 2024


  • Westlands Secondary School
  • MPS/UPS + TLR + up to £5000 Enhancement available
  • Permanent; Full time

We are looking to strengthen our English leadership team with an innovative, effective and ambitious teacher.  This exciting leadership role will be shaped to suit the experience and skill set of the successful candidate. 

This position would only be suitable for a candidate who is aiming to join our schools’ senior leadership team within the next few years.  They will need to have shown that they can consistently teach to a very high standard and have had a positive impact on either a whole school initiative or within their English department.

The successful candidate would be offered extensive CPD over an 18 month period (including the opportunity to complete the appropriate national professional qualification – NPQML or NPQSL) and be given a mentor from the senior leadership team who will coach and support them on their development. They will also join the Swale Academies Trust Network Group for English, building links with colleagues and sharing best practice. 

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

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 and require further information, please contact Bethany Cate Eastman, at Cate.Eastman@swale.at or 01795 477475.

Applications should be made by submitting a SAT Application Form directly to wssrecruitment@swale.at, 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 10th June 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:WSSrecruitment
  • Address:Westlands Ave, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: 01795 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at


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.