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  • Expected start date

    1 February 2022

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    17 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Humanities, Social sciences
Working pattern
Full time
32.5 hours per week
Contract type
Fixed term (1 year )

Job summary

Teacher of Humanities (Maternity Cover)
Required for February 2022

The Malling School is an extremely positive, happy and caring place for young people to learn. Our core school values are ‘Caring, Determined and Reflective’ and these values are embraced by all staff and children. The Malling School is proud to announce that we have been awarded the ‘Character Education Kitemark +’ and have been recognised as a school of character.

Comments made by the assessors when bestowing this award:

“We are delighted to award the Malling School the School of Character Kitemark, a great testament to the school's leadership, staff and pupils”

“Behaviour in the school is generally outstanding and the overall calmness between lessons and in non-supervised areas was striking. Students were confident and assertive but always polite and appreciative of the needs of others”

The Humanities Department at TMS are welcoming applications for a Teacher of Humanities (Maternity cover). This role would be perfect for an experienced Teacher looking for a new challenge or an excellent ECT who will be mentored and Supported through the Early Career Teachers programme. We are looking for flexibility to teach all Humanities Subjects as well as Social Sciences.

This is an exciting time to join the Humanities Department as we continue to adapt our curriculum to challenge our pupils. This position will allow the candidate to join a collaborative, friendly and supportive team of strong practitioners to ensure a high standard of teaching, learning and achievement.

We can offer you:

Opportunities to teach Sociology and Citizenship at KS4.
A robust behaviour system to support effective learning.
No formal observations – instead Developmental Learning Walks with ongoing feedback, helping you and your department to continuously improve.
A departmental marking policy that allows for both strong progress in pupils and a high level of staff wellbeing.
Ongoing professional and character development to support career progression.
An experienced and supportive department.
You will:

Have Qualified Teacher status/good degree or equivalent.
Be able to teach Sociology at KS4 is essential, with experience of the AQA GCSE specification preferable.
Be innovative and reflective in your approach to teaching.
Be able to achieve excellent exam results for children.
Be motivated by a desire to change lives for the better.
Please apply via the TES website. We welcome informal visits to our school. Please contact the HR Department at hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

Closing date: 28th January 2022

Interviews: to be confirmed

The Malling School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Occupational Health check, two satisfactory references and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order (1975, 2013,2020)

The school's Child Protection Policy can be found on the school website Safeguarding policy

Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received. Only candidates successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1016 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01732 840995

About The Malling School

The Malling School is an extremely positive, happy and caring place for young people to learn. We are a small stand-alone foundation school and are very proud of our wonderful students and talented staff. We are fully committed to continually developing our teaching at The Malling School. We have no formal lesson observations and a strong open culture of improving our teaching together through regular low stakes developmental learning walks.

Our strategy to improve outcomes for our students is not through short term unsustainable Y11 intervention but through developing our curriculum together and continually reflecting and improving our daily practice in every classroom for every year group.

We have a very strong behaviour for learning policy. Low-level disruption is not tolerated allowing teachers to do what we do best, teach. All staff receive regular informal behaviour for learning training to ensure we are consistent in our application of the policy. Students are very clear around our high expectations of behaviour and attitude in every classroom. The key to the success of the policy is the proactive targeting of poor work ethic and low-level disruption by every teacher. Students that slow down the pace of learning are transferred out of the lesson and collected by our senior leaders. The leadership team ensures that all our improvement strategies are clearly communicated to staff, effectively piloted, evaluated and well thought through. Our key principle when introducing any new initiative is to ensure that there is no unnecessary workload and that it has a high impact on student progress.

We can offer you:

• Opportunities to teach your specialist subject to GCSE, Level 3 BTEC and International Baccalaureate Level

• Opportunities for accelerated promotion for outstanding teachers

• Extensive and individualised professional development program that focusses on both pedagogy and subject knowledge

• A new school with outstanding facilities

• Robust behaviour systems

• No formal observations – instead Developmental Learning Walks with ongoing feedback, helping you and your department to continuously develop

• CPD starts as soon as you are appointed

Arranging a visit to The Malling School

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact the HR Department at hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk

School location

Beech Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6DH

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