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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Teacher of English – Required for September 2024

We are seeking to appoint a passionate and enthusiastic Teacher of English from September 2024. The successful candidate will be required to teach KS3 and KS4 with an opportunity to teach A Level for the right candidate. The position is open to ECTs as well as more experienced colleagues.

With a great track record of providing support to our staff, we also welcome applications from primary school teachers with an English specialism, who are looking to move into the secondary sector and wish to teach KS3.

The English department is a high performing department with a strong team. Students study AQA at GCSE for English and English Literature. At A Level, students follow the AQA Specification for English Literature and Pearson/Edexcel for A Level English Language and Literature. There are currently six full-time teachers, eight part-time teachers and two Teaching Assistants within the department.

Should you require further details about the role or wish to arrange a tour of the school, please contact generalenquiries@maplesden.kent.sch.uk

The school ensures that there is the right work-home balance to support the wellbeing of all staff. We are dedicated to providing outstanding training and development. Other benefits include, but are not limited to, wellbeing afternoons, free annual flu vaccinations and PPAs at home (where possible).

Alongside a salary of between £31,737 and £46,525 pa (MPS2 – UPS3), the school will contribute 28.68% (the equivalent of between £9,102 and £13,343 pa) towards you being a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

Applications should be made by completing the application form below and returning it to Heidi Lishman, Senior HR Advisor at The Maplesden Noakes School, Buckland Road, Maidstone, ME16 0TJ via e-mail hr@maplesden.kent.sch.uk

Closing date for applications is Monday 20th May 2024 (9 am). This date may be brought forward in the event that suitable candidates are found earlier. Early applications are therefore recommended.


Maplesden Noakes School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.

What the school offers its staff

Maplesden Noakes is an 11-18 co-educational non-selective school. The school has an excellent reputation, is popular with parents and regularly over-subscribed. Having been recently accredited as a High-Performance Learning World Class School, we believe that all of our pupils have the potential to achieve the very highest standards of performance no matter what their background or previous achievement.

Maplesden Noakes is situated on the west side of Maidstone approximately 40 miles south-east of London. The school benefits from having strong links with the local business community.

Passionate about the wellbeing of staff, the school supports good physical health and mental wellbeing. With a staff Wellbeing Policy now in place, this highlights the importance placed on a good work/life balance. Our wellbeing committee are regularly thinking of new ways to support all staff in this area with wellbeing afternoons, flexible working and financial wellbeing high on the agenda.

We believe passionately in equity and diversity. Our school is committed to embracing the lived experience of people of every race, sexuality and gender. We believe strongly in giving everyone the opportunities they deserve, no matter what social barriers may have held them back in the past.

We are committed to the professional development of all staff and offer excellent CPD, whether in house or by external providers. All teaching staff have a laptop for use at school and home.

The governing body has recently amended the school admission policy to ensure that staff who have been employed by the school for two or more years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage, receive preference in terms of admission to the school for their child(ren).

We look forward to receiving your application.

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 The Maplesden Noakes School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1359 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01622 759036

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