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Chemistry Head of Chemistry - Full-time

Gravesend Grammar School (Boys), Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5465-51T
  • Posted:13/03/2018
  • Pay:Gravesend Grammar School Academies Trust Payscale
  • Start Date:Sep 2018
  • App Close Date:10/04/2018 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBA


We are looking to appoint an experienced chemistry graduate to join our successful and high achieving Science Department in an ‘outstanding’ School (OFSTED July 2015).  We are interested in someone who will contribute positively to the full range of teaching in this 11 – 18 selective school.

We seek:

  • A qualified teacher of Chemistry able to teach and develop their specialism to A-level;
  • Someone who is flexible, enthusiastic and innovative;
  • Someone willing to take an active role in the department. Working with the Head of Science to develop and share innovative and rigorous approaches to learning that will drive the department forward;
  • A person who will be able to contribute to the wider School activities;

We offer:

  • Experienced, supportive and enthusiastic colleagues in a successful and popular department and school ;
  • Able and enthusiastic students who “are keen to achieve” and who make “excellent progress in Science” (OFSTED);
  • A well-resourced department with refurbished laboratories and experienced technicians;
  • A regenerating local community with fast links to London and Europe.

If you want to know more visit our website to view the prospectus and download an application form.  Hard copy information packs are available by contacting Hilary Humphreys, Head’s PA.  To discuss the position further, please contact the Subject Leader, Simon Williamson at williamsons@gravesendgrammar.eu.

Applications are only accepted using the School’s Application Form – this can be downloaded from our website or by using the link on this advertisement.  Applications should be sent to humphreysh@gravesendgrammar.eu.

Interviews:  will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

This appointment will be for September 2018.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Information about the school

Gravesend Grammar School is an 11-18 selective boys grammar school with girls admitted to the Sixth Form. The most recent Ofsted Inspection (June 2015) judged the School as ‘Outstanding’. We became an Academy on 1st August 2011 as part of The Decus Educational Trust (TDET).

The School has a committed staff who provide opportunity and challenge in a caring environment and strive to ensure the students achieve the very best they can at all times. We also have strong working partnerships with parents, governors and the community.

The School has benefited from many improvements in recent years including the addition of new buildings.

The local train station is a short walk from the School and Ebbsfleet International train station is only a 10 minute drive.

Please visit our website for an impression of the school and download an application form – www.gravesendgrammar.com.

Visits to the school are actively encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact the Headteacher's PA Mrs Judith West, on 01474 369506 or westj@gravesendgrammar.com.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK. Gravesend Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer.

Gravesend 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.

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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.