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Science HOD - Full-time

The Rosewood School, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-1123-146T
  • Posted:24/11/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS PlusTLR and SEN allowance (negotiable)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:10/12/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are seeking an outstanding teacher to lead our science team and invite colleagues with KS3 to KS5 experience.  Our science team is experienced but small (4 staff), they achieve good outcomes for our pupils but need someone now to drive the department by sharing good practice and continually developing as professionals, we would love the new science lead to take every opportunity to enrich the curriculum for our pupils, this would include STEM opportunities as well as trips to inspire.  Our pupils are wonderful and actively engage in their science lessons. 


This role represents an exciting opportunity to work as a member of a committed and highly innovative team delivering a curriculum where collaboration is essential. We are looking for a highly original and innovative individual, able to make an exceptional contribution to the school.  You should be up to date on curriculum design and how best to support pupils’ learning but equally you must have motivation, commitment and a genuine desire to improve outcomes for our pupils, allied with a passion for science!  This is a fantastic opportunity, we offer a different setting, all through phases and a wide range of SEND needs with support from our partners across the county – a great challenge for someone looking for change.  Here is a little message from two of our pupils:


We have been at The Rosewood School for quite a while now and we are really excited to be part of the new changes that are happening here.  It is really important to us that anyone joining The Rosewood School will have a very good understanding of our physical or mental health needs, but equally we want you to know that just because we struggle we still want the best teachers!”


This post is subject to the current Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales and is in accordance with range of duties set out in that document relevant to the post holder’s title and salary grade

Information about the school

The Rosewood School is a school for pupils who are struggling in their current school due to their physical or/and mental health need. Our vision is to combine education and health in transforming the futures of our young people. We have a growing pupil population and are seeking exceptional and inspiring individuals to join our committed team.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Rebecca Perfect
  • Address:40 Teddington Drive, Leybourne, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5FF
  • Telephone: 01732 875694
  • Email: r.perfect@trs.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).