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Head of Science - Full-time

Maplesden Noakes School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5401-259T
  • Posted:19/01/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus TLR
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:03/02/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be advised


Following internal promotion at the school, we are seeking to appoint a full-time Head of Science from September 2022. The successful candidate will take responsibility for providing leadership and management of the science department in order to secure high quality teaching and achievement for all.

The science department is a high performing department with a strong team. There are currently six full-time teachers, four part-time, one full-time Teaching Assistant and two Laboratory Technicians within the department. Students study Edexcel Combined Science at GCSE. At sixth form students study OCR A Level Biology, OCR A Level Chemistry and BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science.

For further information please see job description attached.

Should you require further details about the role please contact Claire Ridout, Acting Assistant Headteacher via generalenquiries@maplesden.kent.sch.uk

Applications should be made via Kent Teach by the closing date of Thursday 3rd February 2022 (9 am).  This date may be brought forward in the event that a suitable candidate is found earlier.  Early applications are therefore recommended.


Information about the school

Maplesden Noakes is an 11-18 co-educational non-selective school with approximately 1290 pupils on roll including 260 in the sixth form. The school has an excellent reputation, is popular with parents and regularly over-subscribed.

The school has recently been accredited as a High Performance Learning World Class School. We believe that all of our pupils have the potential to achieve the very highest standards of performance no matter what their background or previous achievement.

Committed to the welfare of staff, the school supports good physical health and mental wellbeing and has a staff committee completely focussed on this area.

Maplesden Noakes is situated on the west side of Maidstone approximately 40 miles south east of London. The school benefits from having strong links with the local business community.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job Contact 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).