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Lead Practitioner For Geography - Full-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-1-T
  • Posted:15/01/2019
  • Pay:LP Scale 8-12
  • Start Date:Apr 2019
  • App Close Date:04/02/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:8 February 2019

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Lead Practitioner scale,  points 8-12 (£47,513 - £55,862)

Full time

Start Date:  April 2019 preferable,  or as soon as possible thereafter

Are you an aspiring specialist leader of education seeking your next challenge?  Do you have a strong track record of leading geography in a secondary education setting?   Are you a transformative leader who, as well as getting great results for the pupils you teach, inspires and motivates others in your department to excel?


Do you have credibility as a curriculum expert, a well-developed understanding of the demands of the new curriculum and know how to bring geography alive to pupils?


The lead practitioner appointed to this new post will lead our heads of geography to maintain and improve standards across all of our Kent secondary schools, as well as liaise with other schools within Swale Academies Trust.


They will be an effective communicator who can encourage and lead staff who have a wide range of teaching and leadership experience. 


If this describes you, we would like to hear from you.


Interested applicants are welcome to contact Mr S Murphy, Executive Headteacher, for an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit seamus.murphy@swale.at


Swale Academies Trust offers:


Pupils who enjoy learning and try their best in our dynamic, exciting and improving schools.

An excellent CPD programme, including opportunities to study further.

Strong mentoring and coaching for staff who aspire to lead our schools in the future.

Strong remuneration package and a commitment to staff wellbeing.

The opportunity to be part of a highly successful Trust that transforms pupils' lives in some of the most challenging schools in the south east.


Applications  should be made  via Kent Teach  or e mailed to HR@swale.at


Please note – we cannot accept CVs without an application form.

Closing Date: 4 February 2019 (noon)

Interview Date: 8 February 2019


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 subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Contact details:

Sittingbourne Community College

Swanstree Avenue



ME10 4NL


Tel: 01795 472449


Trust Principal: Mr J Whitcombe MA

Executive Headteacher: Mr S Murphy

Headteacher: Ms Y Peden

Information about the trust

Since its creation in September 2010 Swale Academies Trust has become a strong and successful school improvement service, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good schools. A glance at the most recent Ofsted reports for Westlands Primary School, Meopham School, The North School, Regis Manor School and Sittingbourne Community College, will all point to the effectiveness of the Trust in bringing about change and providing and enabling excellent leadership. First and foremost Swale Academies Trust is about the provision and development of high quality leadership and management.

We don’t seek to develop clone schools that deliver education in a regimented manner. Rather, we value the development in our schools of a spirit of enquiry and action research that provides the best possible education that is right for pupils in a local setting. We do however collectively value and strive for all pupils to produce beautiful work which showcases their development over time of which they, their teachers and support staff and parents can be really proud. We are proud of our schools and we strive for a sense of shared pride in the achievements of all of our students.

Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and who provide the highest quality challenge and support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust,
    Ashdown House,
    Johnson Road,
    ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091
  • Email: HR@swale.at



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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.