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Director Of Science (Assistant Headteacher) - Full-time

Meopham School, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-4004-241L
  • Posted:10/12/2019
  • Pay:Leadership
  • Start Date:July / August 2020
  • App Close Date:31/01/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W.C 10th February 2020


Salary: L11-15 (currently £52,643 - £57,986)

Start Date: July / August 2020

Closing Date: Friday 31st January 2020

Interview Date: W/C 10th February 2020 

Are you an inspiring Head of Science who has an exceptional track record of success? Can you demonstrate that you have led a team to achieve excellence? Are you now hungry to prove that you have what it takes to lead a team of passionate Scientists, as well as take on some additional whole school responsibility in our Outstanding school?

We are seeking a passionate, creative and dynamic Director of Science.  Our Science team is innovative, collaborative and phenomenally successful.   The current  postholder is retiring after lengthy service to the school.  Do you have what it takes to lead, nurture and drive this young department to even more stunning success in the future?

Students at Meopham School 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 is an exceptionally successful school, with even greater ambitions for the future.  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 currently the highest performing non-selective school in Kent, a position it has held for the past four years.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

For further information about the role, applicants may contact:

Trish Flynn - Director of Science

Email: patricia.flynn@swale.at

Telephone: 01474 814 646


Headteacher: Mrs S Dickinson 


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:Mrs Suzanne Dickinson - Headteacher
  • Address:Wrotham Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0AH
  • Telephone: (01474) 814646
  • Email: MSSrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01474) 813083


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.