Teacher Of Science (Physics) - Full-time

The Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4528-157T
  • Posted:22/02/2021
  • Pay:Depending on experience
  • Start Date:Easter or September 2021
  • App Close Date:08/03/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:ASAP



Required after Easter or September 2021 

The Norton Knatchbull School is looking for a full time Teacher of Science (Physics). The role will involve teaching a significant amount of A level classes.  We welcome applicants from either selective or wide ability settings, who are keen to work with high achieving and motivated students in a strong and growing department, with improving results and growing numbers of students studying Physics at A Level in recent years. 

 At Norton Knatchbull School an average of 80-85% of students study the three Sciences separately at GCSE and numbers taking A Level science are strong and growing, with significant numbers of students pursuing Science related study at degree level. Student engagement and interest across all year groups is positive and beyond the classroom students engage in a wide range of extra-curricular activities in Science and STEM activities. The Science Department is well equipped with 10 laboratories, with two additional new laboratories being constructed as part of our new Digital Learning Centre, due to open in September 2021. 

The successful applicant will be joining a vibrant, supportive and cohesive department team. They will be expected to have the ability to teach all three sciences up to GCSE and Physics at A Level. Experienced colleagues will be expected to be demonstrate a proven track record of examination success –and in the case of an NQT evidence of the potential to do so.  The position arises through the promotion of a colleague who trained and embarked on their teaching career at NKS. We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who can inspire both colleagues and students and lead by example.  The post is suitable for an NQT or equally a more experienced colleague looking for a new challenge.

For an application form, job description and person specification please visit our school website at www.nks.kent.sch.uk   

Deadline for applications:  Midday Monday 8 March 2021.  We reserve the right to interview prior to this date depending on applications received. The selection process will involve a teaching activity with students, an opportunity to meet with colleagues in the Department and a panel interview. Depending on Government guidance in relation to Covid-19 this may be carried out virtually.

NKS is committed to the Continuing Professional Development of all our staff.  We support our employees in career development and respect initiative and ambition.  As such we are committed to using Performance Management; formal and informal training; coaching and mentoring; and peer support to ensure the progression of our staff.  In return we expect commitment and a desire to improve and excel from our colleagues.  All new recruits to our team will be further supported by a comprehensive Induction Programme and a Mentor.

The Norton Knatchbull School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

Information about the school

The Norton Knatchbull has a rich and long history. Set up over 350 years ago as Ashford Grammar School by Sir Norton Knatchbull. 7 FE grammar school with girls in 6th form. Students well motivated, pleasant and able. Kent Grammar Schools admit the top 25% of the ability range. Relationships with KCC and all local schools is exceptionally good. Ashford is an expanding market and railway town, unemployment very low, housing in Ashford reasonably priced.

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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.