4 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

Teacher of Chemistry

(with the ability to teach Key Stage 5)

Required for September 2024

(or earlier by negotiation)

MPS/UPS

WHY CHOOSE US?

Do you want to be part of a community which offers a positive, exciting and rewarding place to work? Hillview School for Girls is a popular, high achieving, non-selective school based in Tonbridge, Kent. Working for us will give you the opportunity to work alongside enthusiastic subject specialists and engage with creative pedagogical development.

Our calm and focused classroom environments, where students are keen to learn, achieve and appreciate their teachers’ dedication and support, are the main reasons why teachers love to work at Hillview.

We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Chemistry who has a bold and creative vision. You will work closely with our Director of Science and Second in Charge of Science to secure a consistent, high quality Science education experience for our learners. The successful candidate will be able to teach Chemistry across all Key Stages.

We are a supportive, collaborative school and have a strong record of developing our teachers towards middle and senior leadership.

Please use the contact details below if you would like the opportunity to tour the school or to discuss the role informally before making an application.

Please return a completed application form, to Mrs A Dennett, HR Manager, Hillview School for Girls, Brionne Gardens, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2HE or by email: dennetta@hillview.kent.sch.uk

Tel: 01732 352793 Ext 180

What the school offers its staff

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A school that is fully dedicated to developing every child to reach their pure potential, irrespective of their ability
  • Collaborative working to support our endeavour to work smarter, and achieve an effective balance between home and work
  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • A successful ECT support program
  • A school which is committed to staff mental health and well-being

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)
medical
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.

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 dennetta@hillview.kent.sch.uk

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About Hillview School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1496 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Hillview School for Girls is a large non-selective, single-sex school with a co-educational Sixth Form. The school is oversubscribed and is highly popular within the local area, attracting students from all ability ranges, with an interest in creative subjects, a supportive pastoral ethos and high expectations. We are a high-attaining Single Academy Trust with attainment being amongst the top non-selectives in Kent and performing within the top 10% of all schools nationally based on Progress 8 in 2018. The school is proud of its Performing Arts Specialism and has a long-standing record of high achievement in these subjects and across the curriculum over many years. Ofsted visited in 2018 and the school achieved a Good grading, the school is well on it’s way to Outstanding. Our belief is around the pure potential and possibility of the child. Our vision is that “Students unlock their pure potential to drive their future and thrive in society”. We believe that our students can achieve highly and can be successful, we do not limit their success and support our students to believe in themselves and reach for the very highest standards. To achieve this we maintain a supportive, respectful environment where we all work together to make Hillview the very best it can be. We have focused and calm learning environments, where students come to learn and teachers can teach, with a robust behaviour management system to support where needed.
As a school we value a broad and flexible curriculum. We do not limit our students to studying the EBACC and allow a relatively free choice across GCSEs and one of the widest range of subject offers at KS5. We believe that students should be able to study the subjects where they are able to succeed and thrive and actively support skills and knowledge development within all areas of study. We offer a wide range of opportunities and believe that it is through engagement within these opportunities that the students can show most growth and development personally. This is supported through our PDL curriculum that runs throughout the school and supports the students in understanding themselves, the world around them and how to manage their lives. This includes a strong careers programme that aids learners in making choices for the future through well-planned and provisioned careers workshops.
Our expanding Sixth Form is successful and popular, with students choosing our provision for many reasons: the performing or creative subjects, for a range of academic studies or for the breadth of choice. Students’ progress to universities, specialist performing arts and creative arts college/schools, apprenticeships and employment.

Arranging a visit to Hillview School for Girls

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dennetta@hillview.kent.sch.uk.

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