10 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L21 £73,715 to L35 £102,342

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • The successful candidate will: • Be outward looking, seeking opportunities to learn from and work with others. Be a committed leader with excellent interpersonal skills who can motivate and manage all stakeholders, effectively shaping and delivering the strategic plan. • Be dedicated to helping students develop into confident, sensitive and responsible adults who are able to play an active part in society. • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills with the ability to challenge robustly and constructively. • Be someone who recognises the importance of maintaining the school’s existing values, while instilling their own leadership and identity. • Be an outstanding teaching practitioner able to set and achieve ambitious goals and continually seek to raise standards and promote our vision, values and aims in a way that is relevant and inspiring to all. • Be able to provide excellent staff leadership and management. • Have well-developed IT skills and an understanding of the evolving role of technology in education. • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the significance and importance of consistent data monitoring. • Consider and shape how we can adapt our practices innovatively to promote and enhance the wellbeing of our staff team. • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of young people, and ensure that the school provides a rounded provision to nurture them. Show practical knowledge and experience in raising standards. • Be a strategic thinker able to plan in the long, medium and short term. • Be able to review our financial resources and look at how we invest in our school, and in the outcomes and life chances of students. • Have a continuing drive to reflect, learn and strive for positive development, for yourself, your staff team, the students and our school as a whole.

What the school offers its staff

An excellent opportunity to provide strategic leadership and direction whilst building upon the high standards already in place. • A happy, caring and supportive school, with well-behaved students who respect each other and have a thirst for learning. • A Governing Body that is committed to providing support on all matters, including more sensitive or difficult issues - this includes the wellbeing of all staff members – and who are experienced, committed and passionate about our school and ensuring our students reach their potential. • Support from the Governing Board, our dedicated staff team, and the Trustees of the Dartford Co-operative Trust • An ambitious curriculum which aims to give every pupil a love for learning and enrichment opportunities.

Commitment to safeguarding

Dartford Science and Technology Colleague is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To summarise, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references and online checks will be taken for all shortlisted candidates.

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.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to susan.wells@dstc.kent.sch.uk

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About Dartford Science & Technology College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
860 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01322 224309

DSTC is an 11-18 Foundation Co-operative Trust, girls’ non-selective school with 880 students on roll and a successful mixed sixth form. Skilful and careful leadership over a number of years has placed our school in an enviable position. We are oversubscribed and our students come to us with a range of backgrounds and abilities, including some who have passed the selection tests. The last two OFSTEDs have been “Good”. Inspectors noted in March 2022 “Dartford Science & Technology College is a welcoming and friendly school. There is a strong sense of community, based on excellent relationships between staff, pupils and parents. The school is a safe space for pupils to learn and develop as young citizens. One parent summed this up by describing it as ‘secure, supportive and encouraging.” Progress 8 is positive and the highest for a non-selective school in Dartford and North Kent, Post-16 results are good. The buildings are first class and the budget is secure. We are fully staffed with specialist teachers, behaviour and uniform are very good. Careers is a further strength at DSTC and Gatsby benchmarks are currently way beyond national averages at 90%.

Arranging a visit to Dartford Science & Technology College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email susan.wells@dstc.kent.sch.uk.

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