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  • Start date details

    April 2023

  • Closing date

    26 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Payscale Depending on Experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • be dedicated to improving pupils progress & raising attainment

  • possess the drive and determination to assist students in breaking down barriers inside and outside of education

  • value our respectful environment, ensuring that pupils and colleagues alike respect and support each other to ensure a calm, purposeful site

  • believe that a knowledge and research-led curriculum is the necessary catalyst, with the ability & determination to be part of the Trust’s community to support ambitious, confident and successful students

What the school offers its staff

  • beautiful buildings with state of the art facilities, including specialist, fully-equipped science and engineering labs

  • a strong ethos & culture that promotes the belief that all pupils can achieve

  • calm & purposeful learning environments, with high pupil behaviour expectations

  • a warm & welcoming team of teachers and associate staff

  • manageable workload through sensible and efficient policies

  • personalised coaching & CPD programmes alongside an investment in your career development

  • a Trust which takes student & faculty welfare seriously

  • a bonus to support relocation for the right candidate

  • Private healthcare from Benenden Health medical, including 24/7 prescription GP service, counselling, access to BUPA hospital network and physiotherapy

  • a genuine opportunity to make a difference by being part of the exciting Trust vision

Further details about the role

Turner Free School (TFS) is looking to recruit an exceptionalDeputy Director of Science. They will work with the Director of Science to implement the Trust vision for Science at TFS.

This is an exciting time for Science at Turner Schools as this year will be TFS’s first GCSE cohort, and September 2023 sees the opening of our Trust-wide sixth form, T6, offering a range of level 3 STEM qualifications. We welcome applications from expert practitioners who are committed to our vision to create a school where all children thrive and knowledge matters, particularly from candidates with a record of improving outcomes for pupils in Science, especially disadvantaged pupils.

The Deputy Director of Science will play a key role in supporting teaching and learning within the Science department. We believe in the power of direct instruction, micro-scripting, 'read alouds' and a knowledge-rich curriculum, and are unashamedly ambitious for what every child in our care can achieve. This role provides an exciting opportunity to help shape our curriculum and provision throughout our new school.

The Turner Schools community strongly believes that its purpose is to serve the young people of the local coastal community with a powerful education. Come and join us to be a part of our journey to transform children’s futures, empower families and strengthen our community.

We reserve the right to close the application early if an appropriate candidate is identified.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact: eleanor.stokes@turnerschools.com

Commitment to safeguarding

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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About Turner Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
654 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01303 842433

Arranging a visit to Turner Free School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email caroline.dominguez@turnerschools.com.

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