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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    22 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

UNQ/NQT/MPS + up to £2000 Recruitment & Retention

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting post for an excellent practitioner and offers an outstanding opportunity for career progression (70%+ of leadership positions appointed internally in the last 5 years). The role provides the perfect opportunity for a candidate wishing to begin their career within a small and supportive environment or, for more experienced colleagues, it will provide the opportunity to take on more responsibilities supporting any potential aspirations for leadership in the future.

If you feel that you are a highly motivated, inspirational teacher who has the expertise and experience to play a vital part in the future of our School then we would very much like to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

    • Working within an idyllic rural setting
    • Welcoming environment
    • Competitive Salary
    • Enhanced M6 & UPS Payscales
    • Differentiated Appraisal Targets
    • Reduced Directed Time (50 hours)
    • Staff Loyalty days
    • Paid leave for key life events
    • Benenden Health Insurance
    • Wellbeing weeks—3.30pm closure
    • Comprehensive Induction
    • Personalised CPD
    • Aspirational Leadership Support
    • Funded NPQ’s/Higher Level training
    • Access to Teacher Training
    • Small Class Sizes
    • Headteacher & SLT open door policy
    • SLT Staff Wellbeing Champion
    • Priority within school admissions criteria
    • Access to school car
    • Electric Car Chargers
    • Free Parking
    • Free Duty Meals
    • Free Tea and Coffee
    • Sick Pay
    • Pension Contributions
    • Support Line
    • Occupational Health Support
    • Staff Social Events
    • Staff wellbeing & workload group
    • Kent Rewards

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Hadlow Rural Community School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
371 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01732 498120

Hadlow Rural Community School (HRCS) opened in September 2013 and offers a unique educational opportunity to students across the Weald of Kent; located within an idyllic 20-acre rural campus, situated in the historic village of Hadlow.
HRCS is a popular, oversubscribed School with a current roll of just under 400 students. The School relocated to a £7million new build in 2016 and has developed a strong reputation both locally and beyond for enabling its young people to excel and flourish; providing an exciting, vibrant and dynamic experience in academic and land based vocational studies. The school is heavily oversubscribed and has, for the last four years, achieved one of the highest percentages of preferences for Year 7 places, for non-selective schools, across Kent.
The success and popularity of the school has been based on our ethos of providing an educational experience suited to our students and the local community and, whilst academic progress is of the highest importance to us, this is equally matched by our promotion of vocational and enrichment opportunities, ensuring the development of every child as a whole.
Positive, productive, and supportive relationships with all stakeholders is a key element of the school and this is further underpinned by maintaining small class sizes of 25-26 students across the school, with many Key Stage 4 option subjects averaging class sizes of 15 students.
High expectations are promoted across every aspect of the school and all members of HRCS are expected to be kind, caring and considerate, showing honesty and integrity and applying 100% effort in all their endeavours, supporting our school motto of ‘Effort Achieves’.

Arranging a visit to Hadlow Rural Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email heidi.whitmore@hrcschool.org.

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