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Teacher Of Science - Full-time

Gad's Hill School, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC886-6007-79T
  • Posted:30/08/2019
  • Pay:Gad's Hill pay scale
  • Start Date:6th January 2020
  • App Close Date:04/10/2019 at 16:00
  • Interviews:w/c 7th October


Gad’s Hill School requires a talented and passionate teacher of Science to deliver effective and inspiring teaching as part of an efficient and collaborative team.

Combined Science (Double award) is compulsory at GCSE and currently taught by two specialist teachers. Both are capable of teaching any aspect of the subject though we endeavour to deliver the subject as physics, chemistry and biology and to the strengths of the individual teacher – a specialism in either physics or biology would be particularly desirable. The school currently uses the AQA exam board. In 2019 the department achieved a 93% GCSE pass rate. A new Head of Department has brought exciting new ideas to develop the current curriculum content and overall departmental strategy with a view to strengthening and improving the GCSE results further in the long term.

Essential Qualities

  • An excellent teacher with very good relationships with students.
  • Committed to the highest expectations of students and their learning.
  • High personal standards of meeting expectations, organisation, paperwork, etc. 
  • An excellent and effective communicator. 
  • Able to use data appropriately to monitor and inform planning. 
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing CPD. 
  • Able to work with colleagues in the Curriculum Group to develop collaborative solutions.

Completed application forms are to be received by email only to the Headmaster, Mr Paul Savage, via his PA, Mrs Tracy Barker: t.barker@gadshillschool.org Please note that if you do not receive an acknowledgement of your emailed application by this time please contact the School as a matter of urgency as you should assume your application has not been received.

Interviews will be held at the School in the week commencing 7th October and it is hoped that the selected candidate will be able to commence employment from the start of the Spring Term 2020 (Monday 6th January).

Gad’s Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checks (DBS) and preemployment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK, in the last 5 years.

Information about the school

Gad’s Hill is an independent day school for boys and girls aged three to sixteen years, located near Rochester, Kent. Based within the former home of Charles Dickens, the School is ideally situated with easy access to the M2 motorway and high-speed rail connections to London. The School combines modern facilities with timeless values. The Kindergarten and Junior School occupy purpose-built accommodation opened in 2013. The Senior School occupies Charles Dickens’ former home, along with a range of other buildings including accommodation for specialist and practical subjects. At the present time, the School has 318 pupils on roll and employs around 90 staff, approximately 40 of whom are qualified teachers.

Although we are approaching our first centenary as a school, having been founded in 1924 in the richly historical family home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill is refreshingly free of many of the trappings of other, more overtly traditional private schools. Indeed, Gad’s is a wonderful place to work; the children are genuinely enthusiastic and there is a very positive and welcoming atmosphere. Our challenge is to make the most of our small class sizes and supportive atmosphere to add significant value to every individual.

At present there is no sixth form education at Gad’s and pupils currently depart for local grammar schools (80%) or colleges (15%) or other independents (5%). In the last year we have partnered with the University for the Creative Arts and several of our leavers have commenced Extended Diploma courses with them.

The school operates a good number of after school activities and would welcome new additions to the extra-curricular programme.

Job Contact Information

Fax: Fax: 01474 822977


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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.