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Director of Learning - Science - Full-time

The Abbey School, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-4242-137T
  • Posted:26/11/2021
  • Pay:L6-10
  • Start Date:April or September 22
  • App Close Date:08/12/2021 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The Abbey School is seeking to appoint a Director of Learning for Science. The successful candidate will be an exceptional Science practitioner who is an innovative and committed individual that will take a leading role in the development of Science in this mixed, wide ability school.

This position offers the opportunity to lead and develop the Science curriculum, resources and accommodation. The successful applicant will need to have a vision for what is required to achieve outstanding teaching and learning, and is committed to academic excellence. We are looking for someone who is passionate about their subject and has the ability to motivate, support and enthuse staff and students.

As the Director of Learning, you will be responsible for ensuring students in your care make exceptional progress. The position is an outstanding opportunity for a well-motivated, inspiring individual who is seeking their first appointment as a middle leader. We have an ambitious vision for our school to ensure our students experience as much outstanding practice as possible. In line with this we are looking for a candidate who can regularly deliver lessons to these standards.

OfSTED confirmed the school continues to provide a good education for all of its pupils. Inspectors noted several strengths including “strong leadership, the quality of teaching, improving exam results, a vibrant sixth form, good behaviour, and an excellent level of care and safety”.

Information about the school

The Abbey School is a mixed secondary school with a thriving population of over 1200 students. We believe that school should be a place where young people can discover and develop their own talents. We have high expectations of all our students which are supported by consistently applied systems, structures, rituals and routines across our learning environment. We are a supportive school community including a positive staff team with high staff morale.

The school is situated in the historic market town of Faversham and is surrounded by many new housing developments that are leading to our rapid growth. We aim to provide the highest quality value-added education and excellent pastoral care for all students so that they feel secure and valued.

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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).