Head of Science - Full-time
Salary: Dependent upon experience
TLR1c and salary enhancement available
Start Date: July / August 2019
Are you an aspiring Director of Science? Do you have the talent and drive to join the Senior Leadership Team as an Assistant Headteacher in one year? Are you currently an experienced Science teacher with a TLR and are now ambitious for your next leadership step?
We are seeking a passionate, creative and dynamic Head of Science. Our current Director of Science is an outstanding leader who is looking to coach and mentor a successor for their role. You would initially be the operational Head of Science, with the view to being promoted to Director of Science (Assistant Headteacher) at the end of your first year.
This position offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from exceptional practitioners. Our Science team is innovative, collaborative and phenomenally successful. Do you have what it takes to lead this department into the future?
Meopham School students are focused, engaged and are ambitious to succeed.
We are incredibly fortunate to be housed in a brand new £14 million building. This offers an inspiring state-of-the-art learning environment, but with the benefit of traditional classroom spaces. Our science laboratories are the envy of all who visit!
Our students are wonderful ambassadors for us, both in school and beyond. Our staff work in partnership with students, parents and each other to create a supportive, energising and inspiring climate for success. Our reputation in the community is second-to-none.
Meopham School is unique in that it has all the benefits of being a small school with a distinct identity, yet has the advantages of working as part of a larger Trust. Despite its size, Meopham School has an ambitious vision. We are involved in extensive outreach work across schools in Kent, both within the Trust and beyond. This means that we can offer you an invigorating professional environment in which to grow. The opportunities are genuinely endless.
Meopham School is the highest performing non-selective school in Kent
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.
Recruitment information is also available at our website.
Please note that we cannot accept CVs without an application form. Applicants should also include a covering letter detailing how they meet the person specification.
Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
For information about the role or school please contact:
Trish Flynn – 01474 814646
Applications to be sent to:
Trust HR Team –01795 426091
Trust Principal: Mr J Whitcombe MA
Headteacher: Mrs S Dickinson BA (Hons) NPQH
Closing Date: 01/04/2019 at 12:00
Interviews: W/C 23rd April 2019
Information about the school
Welcome to Meopham School, where a traditional family culture combines with an ambitious ethos for excellence.
Our ethos creates a supportive, energising and inspiring climate for success. Indeed, we were recognised as the highest performing non-selective school in Kent for the third year running in the October 2018 school Performance Tables.
However, at Meopham School we measure success not just in terms of excellent academic outcomes, but also in the development of strong character. Our traditional academic curriculum combines with our Excellence Through Character curriculum to ensure that every student is nurtured to uncover their talents and aptitudes. We recognise that excellent examination results are only a part of the story. Qualifications and personality open doors initially, but it is strength of character which keeps those doors open and allows our young people to lead happy, successful and healthy lives.
We are proud that Meopham School students are curious in their learning, resilient in overcoming difficulty, and are confident in evaluating their own progress. As a consequence, they are ambitious to achieve academic and personal success, both in school and in the world beyond.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.