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Head Of Science - Full-time

Meopham School, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-4004-234T
  • Posted:03/04/2019
  • Pay:MPS/UPS with TLR1c and Sal enh
  • Start Date:Aug 2019
  • App Close Date:26/04/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 6th May 2019


Head of Science


Salary: Dependent upon experience

TLR1c and salary enhancement available


Start Date: July / August 2019

Closing Date: 26th April 2019 (12 noon)

Interview Date: W/C 6th May 2019


Are you an aspiring Director of Science? Do you have the talent and drive to join the Senior Leadership Team as an Assistant Headteacher in one year?   Are you currently an experienced Science teacher with a TLR and are now ambitious for your next leadership step? 

We are seeking a passionate, creative and dynamic Head of Science.  Our current Director of Science is an outstanding leader who is looking to coach and mentor a successor for their role.  You would initially be the operational Head of Science, with the view to being promoted to Director of Science (Assistant Headteacher) at the end of your first year. 

This position offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from exceptional practitioners.  Our Science team is innovative, collaborative and phenomenally successful.  Do you have what it takes to lead this department into the future?

Meopham School students are focused, engaged and are ambitious to succeed.

We are incredibly fortunate to be housed in a brand new £14 million building.  This offers an inspiring state-of-the-art learning environment, but with the benefit of traditional classroom spaces. Our science laboratories are the envy of all who visit!

Our students are wonderful ambassadors for us, both in school and beyond.  Our staff work in partnership with students, parents and each other to create a supportive, energising and inspiring climate for success.  Our reputation in the community is second-to-none. 

Meopham School is unique in that it has all the benefits of being a small school with a distinct identity, yet has the advantages of working as part of a larger Trust.  Despite its size, Meopham School has an ambitious vision.  We are involved in extensive outreach work across schools in Kent, both within the Trust and beyond.  This means that we can offer you an invigorating professional environment in which to grow.  The opportunities are genuinely endless.

Meopham School is the highest performing non-selective school in Kent

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.


Recruitment information is also available at www.swaleacademiestrust.org.uk

Please note that we cannot accept CVs without an application form.  Applicants should also include a covering letter detailing how they meet the person specification.

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.


For information about the role or school please contact:

Trish Flynn – tf@meopham.kent.sch.uk

01474 814646


Applications to be sent to:

Trust HR Team – hr@swale.at

01795 426091 option 3


Trust Principal: Mr J Whitcombe MA

Headteacher: Mrs S Dickinson BA (Hons) NPQH

Information about the school

Welcome to Meopham School, where a traditional family culture combines with an ambitious ethos for excellence.

Our ethos creates a supportive, energising and inspiring climate for success. Indeed, we were recognised as the highest performing non-selective school in Kent for the third year running in the January 2019 school Performance Tables. We were also judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2019.

However, at Meopham School we measure success not just in terms of excellent academic outcomes, but also in the development of strong character. Our traditional academic curriculum combines with our Excellence Through Character curriculum to ensure that every student is nurtured to uncover their talents and aptitudes. We recognise that excellent examination results are only a part of the story. Qualifications and personality open doors initially, but it is strength of character which keeps those doors open and allows our young people to lead happy, successful and healthy lives.

We are proud that Meopham School students are curious in their learning, resilient in overcoming difficulty, and are confident in evaluating their own progress. As a consequence, they are ambitious to achieve academic and personal success, both in school and in the world beyond.

Job Contact Information

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


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.