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Teacher of PSHE & RE (Character Education) - Full-time

The Sittingbourne School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4002-574T
  • Posted:10/06/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS (Possible TLR for suitable candidate)
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:21/07/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 24th June 2024


  • The Sittingbourne School
  • MPS/UPS (Possible TLR for suitable candidate)
  • Maternity Cover, Full Time

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspiring PSHE and RE teacher to join our fantastic Character Education department and be part of a team dedicated to delivering first class learning for every student.  You will join a talented and dedicated department, with a strong teamwork ethic and passionate commitment to improving attainment.  This post offers an excellent opportunity to be part of the school’s exciting upward journey.  Applicants will show enthusiasm for joining our dynamic and supportive team, and will be able to demonstrate the highest standards of delivery in order to raise attainment at all levels. 

The successful candidate will join a school with a strong and supportive senior leadership team for whom staff wellbeing is a priority. We appreciate the challenges teachers face and we do all we can to reduce unnecessary workload and cut down on bureaucracy. We take a zero tolerance approach to rudeness and defiance to staff and we make sure that no teacher feels alone when things are tough. Staff also benefit from a wide ranging programme of ongoing staff development.

Potential candidates with children who are of (or are approaching) secondary school age, may be interested to know that children of our staff are given priority in our Admissions Policy.

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

Flexible working requests will be considered when applying for this role.

If you think The Sittingbourne School could be the school for you, email Rebecca Quartey (Rebecca.Quartey@swale.at or 01795 472449) for more information and to arrange a visit.

Please note that we reserve the right to bring forward the application deadline if we feel we have a strong field of applicants early on. Therefore, early application is advised.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach, or by submitting a completed application directly to sarah.scottdrysdale@swale.at.  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.

Interview Dates: w/c 24th 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

The Sittingbourne School is a large, oversubscribed school built on a strong sense of community, making us a warm and very special place to be part of.  Our staff work tirelessly to ensure the wellbeing and happiness of every child. However, we are not a school where we allow ourselves to be defined or limited by the pastoral care we offer. We never forget that teaching and learning is our core business. Our motto is “Empowered through learning” because we believe that through excellent teaching and a fantastic curriculum every child can succeed, be happy and change their lives. Therefore, we are driving to ensure every child consistently receives high quality teaching and learning in every lesson and engages in a challenging and relevant curriculum.

This was reflected in our March 2023 Ofsted inspection report that states how, “Staff have high aspirations for what all pupils can learn and achieve. This level of ambition is evident throughout the school”. They also commented on how, “Pupils are proud of how tolerant and supportive their school is” and that, “The vast majority of pupils behave well in school”. The school was graded as “Good” for the third successive inspection.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss S Scott-Drysdale
  • Address:Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NL
  • Telephone: 01795472449
  • Email: sarah.scottdrysdale@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.