8 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: Full time teaching position

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 - £46,525

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

Additional allowances

TLR + up to £5000 Enhancement available

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Westlands Secondary School
  • MPS/UPS + TLR + up to £5000 Enhancement available
  • Permanent; Full time

We are looking to strengthen our English leadership team with an innovative, effective and ambitious teacher. This exciting leadership role will be shaped to suit the experience and skill set of the successful candidate.

This position would only be suitable for a candidate who is aiming to join our schools’ senior leadership team within the next few years. They will need to have shown that they can consistently teach to a very high standard and have had a positive impact on either a whole school initiative or within their English department.

The successful candidate would be offered extensive CPD over an 18 month period (including the opportunity to complete the appropriate national professional qualification – NPQML or NPQSL) and be given a mentor from the senior leadership team who will coach and support them on their development. They will also join the Swale Academies Trust Network Group for English, building links with colleagues and sharing best practice.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

What the school offers its staff

Westlands School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are particularly proud of the fact that our curriculum provides a variety of academic, arts, technology and other vocational subjects; helping focus on students of all abilities making exceptional levels of progress, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive

For further information on the full main duties and responsibilities and the requirements for the job are detailed in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Further details about the role

If you are interested in this post and require further information, please contact Bethany Cate Eastman, at Cate.Eastman@swale.at or 01795 477475.

Applications should be made by submitting a SAT Application Form directly to wssrecruitment@swale.at, or via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 905989 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Westlands School may undertake online searches of any candidates as part of the Shortlisting Process.

Interview Date: w/c 10th June 2024

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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 wssrecruitment@swale.at

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About Westlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1784 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01795477475

Arranging a visit to Westlands School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email wssrecruitment@swale.at.

School location

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