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  • Start date details

    February 2024

  • Closing date

    19 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 December 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed Term

Pay scale

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint either an already outstanding teacher or someone with the potential to become an outstanding teacher who can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students in Science. We are looking for a talented and passionate Teacher of Science (Biology specialist), who truly wishes to inspire our pupils. The Science department is highly successful and has a track record of delivering excellent outcomes for our pupils. It is housed in a suite of 13 recently refurbished and superbly equipped laboratories.

This is a fixed-term position on a Maternity cover basis, workingfull-time with a February 2024 start date, offering MPS/UPS, commensurate with experience.

Note that whilst the position is offered on a maternity cover basis initially up to December 2024, every effort will be made to offer a substantive position thereafter, either at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School or within the wider family of academies across Leigh Academies Trust. The central Recruitment Team will keep in touch with you throughout your contract to discuss options available to you.

What the school offers its staff

Working with us: Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School is a selective boys grammar school with a large co educational sixth form. It was founded in 1701 in order to provide an education to young men who would go on to work at the famous Chatham Dockyard. More than 300 years later we still pride ourselves on providing a superb academic education alongside an unparalleled range of opportunities for personal growth and character development. Awarded ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted in March 2023, the school has a track record of exceptional examination performance. Our Ofsted report comments, ‘Pupils and students are thoughtful, polite, courteous and respectful.’ It also comments, ‘Staff morale is high, and turnover is low. Leaders are very conscious of staff well-being.’

In 2012 the School became one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools and in 2021 was successful in converting this into becoming one of the first 35 National Teaching School Hubs. Alongside our work as a National Support School, our position in Leigh Academies Trust and as the lead school in the Kent and Medway Maths Hub the school is in unrivalled position to offer superb support and training to any new member of staff, regardless of their role, or their experience.

Further details about the role

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding:Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity:As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.


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About Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1479 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School is an outstanding selective school in Medway. It admits boys in years 7-11 and has a large co-educational sixth form. It is a teaching school, running the Medway Teaching School Alliance and is the lead school in the Kent and Medway Maths hub.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email charlotte.herberts@latrust.org.uk.

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