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Principal Teacher of Social Sciences - Full-time

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-5408-800T
  • Posted:22/10/2021
  • Pay:UPS/MPS + TLR 2A (£7,017)
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:14/11/2021 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Required for January 2022 

Are you a highly skilled, dynamic and enthusiastic Teacher of Religous Studies, Sociology or Psychology looking for an exciting new opportunity?

As Principal Teacher of Social Sciences you will have responsibility for overseeing all aspects of Social Sciences throughtout the school. 

The successful candidate will have a passion for their subject and have the motivation and energy to lead a team of teachers, improving student outcomes. They will be dedicated to all students, ensuring that they get the support and encouragement they need to succeed. Excellent communication skills with both students and staff will be essential in order to develop a positive, hard working and productive department.  Relationships with our students are an essential key to their success. Experience with aspects of curriculum development would be beneficial. 

It's a competitive market out there and we want to know what it is that makes you the one for us. Detail your successes in your completed application form and supporting letter and get us excited about you!

In return you will enjoy a unique working environment in the heart of the Weald of Kent. All teaching staff are provided with a laptop alongside discounts and offers with Kent Rewards. There is also a nursery based on the school site which offers discounts to staff in the Tenterden Schools Trust. 

Closing date for applications is the 14th November 2021, however early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them. 

An application form and more information can be accessed via the school website: www.homewood-school.co.uk or please contact Miss Scott-Smith, Human Resources at vacancies@homewood.kent.sch.uk


Information about the school

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2000 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of College provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their College, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of College. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580764188


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).