Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible or September 2023

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2b £5025 -
Plus an additional £2000 Recruitment and Retention Bonus.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Highly motivated and innovative Deputy Learning Director of Science to join our welcoming science team to help drive forward further developments in the curriculum. The successful candidate will be able to teach science across KS3 and 4, and either Biology, Chemistry or Physics at GCSE Triple Science and A-level.

What the school offers its staff

Kingsthorpe College is an oversubscribed 11-18 Academy with approximately 1400 students on roll (200 students Post 16). We were graded by Ofsted as Good in all areas in December 2019, and we are now looking forward to the next stage of our journey from good to great. In September 2021, we joined Orbis Education Trust, and this has unlocked further possibilities for colleagues to develop, progress, and make a significant contribution to inspiring the students within our schools. We therefore believe it is an exciting time to join #TeamKC and be part of a community, which is resolute in its drive to help our students leave with the confidence and skills to be able to take part in the great conversations of our times. Kingsthorpe is on a journey to world-class status. Please look at our website for a comprehensive view of our school.

Staff wellbeing is important to us, and we offer a range of benefits to support our employees including:

  • Westfield Health Plan
  • Discounts at retailers and holiday companies
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible working opportunities including the option of a 9-day fortnight Staff Wellbeing Day
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Professional Development

Further details about the role

The science department achieves outstanding results year on year, which are above the national average. Triple Science and A-level are popular options across the school, we have excellent exam results at both GCSE and A Level. A good proportion of those students go on to study Science based degrees at university.

At Kingsthorpe College, we believe that an understanding of science is essential for our pupils to engage with the modern world. Regardless of their level of scientific study, we believe that pupils should be able to leave Kingsthorpe College with the scientific knowledge needed to think more deeply about their world. Now, more than ever, pupils will need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to make reasoned choices and judgements based on evidence; for example when considering human impact on the environment, evaluating what is real and what is “fake news”, and making healthy life choices.

Science, however, is more than just facts and figures to be memorised and repeated. We believe that science is a process; it embodies a method and process of enquiry, evidence gathering and questioning which is unique to science, yet transferrable to other disciplines. This process is linked to our of practical work; in our subject, this is used to drive pupil understanding, inspire wonder and build on our students natural curiosity.

This faculty are friendly, hard-working, innovative and committed to stimulating student interest in the world around them and enjoyment in their studies. We place significant emphasis on working collegiately as a faculty to share our expertise and subsequently enhance the learning experience with our students. Every member of the staff is involved in a variety of professional learning programs that take place across the academic year.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Apply for the job by following the link below

More on how to apply (opens in new tab)

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Kingsthorpe College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1366 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01604 716106

Arranging a visit to Kingsthorpe College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Northampton and Northamptonshire and Northampton