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Teacher of Social Sciences - Maternity

The Malling School, East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-5425-445T
  • Posted:18/11/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:February 2022
  • App Close Date:17/12/2021 at 08:00
  • Interviews:w/c 10th January 2022


Teacher of Social Sciences (Maternity Cover)


Required for February 2022

The Humanities Department at the Malling School are welcoming applications for a Teacher of Social Sciences (Maternity cover). This role would be perfect for an experienced Teacher looking for a new challenge or an excellent ECT who will be mentored and Supported through the Early Career Teachers programme. We are looking for flexibility to teach all Humanities Subjects as well as Social Sciences. This will include but is not limited to; Sociology, Geography and Citizenship.

 This is an exciting time to join the Humanities Department as we continue to adapt our curriculum to challenge our pupils. This position will allow the candidate to join a collaborative, friendly and supportive team of strong practitioners to ensure a high standard of teaching, learning and achievement.

 We are extremely proud of our pupil’s outstanding behaviour, our caring teachers’ high standards and expectations for our children and the excellent learning happening at The Malling School. This is centred around our school’s ethos that we refer to as ‘The Malling School Way’ and based around the core values of “Caring, Determined and Reflective”. 

We can offer you:

  • Opportunities to teach Sociology and Citizenship at KS4. 
  • A robust behaviour system to support effective learning. 
  • No formal observations – instead Developmental Learning Walks with ongoing feedback, helping you and your department to continuously improve.
  • A departmental marking policy that allows for both strong progress in pupils and a high level of staff wellbeing. 
  • Ongoing professional and character development to support career progression. 
  • An experienced and supportive department.

You will:

  • Have Qualified Teacher status/good degree or equivalent.
  • Be able to teach Sociology at KS4 is essential, with experience of the AQA GCSE specification preferable.
  • Be innovative and reflective in your approach to teaching. 
  • Be able to achieve excellent exam results for children. 
  • Be motivated by a desire to change lives for the better.

Please apply via the KentTeach website. For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact the HR Department at hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk

Closing date: 17th December 2021

Interviews: w/c 10th January 2022

The Malling School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young peoplle. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Occupational Health check, two satisfactory references and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order (1975, 2013,2020)

The school's Child Protection Policy can be found on the school website Education Exemplar Policy - Schools (themallingschool.kent.sch.uk)

Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received. Only candidates successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Information about the school

A mixed 11-19 co-educational High School of 900 pupils serving the historic market town of West Malling and surrounding villages. The school is set in pleasant rural surroundings and has its own lake and extensive grounds. It was completely re-built in September 2007 and therefore has outstanding facilities.

West Malling is close to the county town of Maidstone and has excellent rail links to London and Ashford International (for the Continent).

This is an exciting time to be joining the staff of The Malling School.

Our school is increasingly becoming the first choice school for parents. As a result we are currently oversubscribed. We have robust behavioural systems and Developmental Learning Walks, rather than formal observations. All of which allow a teacher to flourish and do what they do best – teach!

We provide a very supportive environment in which staff can further develop their skills and we ensure every new member of staff has access to a trained coach. With close teams of teachers and non-teachers working together we take a collaborative approach to school improvement and have a shared aim of providing the very best education for our pupils.

Visit our website at www.themallingschool.kent.sch.uk for further information

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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).