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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 8:48am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 - £46,525

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Whitstable School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Science Teacher to join our team, with the option to also take on the role of STEM Coordinator to lead our school’s STEM initiatives and work in collaboration with other Swale Academy schools.

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious professional with the ability to teach across key stages, someone who can bring out the best in every child and make all aspects of the Science curriculum engaging, and will join a school which is dynamic and inspiring; creating a culture of outstanding success amongst our students. As a key member of the team, you will play a lead role in curriculum development alongside progressing and enhancing the teaching practice of others within the school and beyond.

The role of STEM coordinator will be to;

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive STEM program aligned with educational goals.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and inquiry within the school community.
  • Organise STEM-related events, workshops, and extracurricular activities.
  • Collaborate with teachers to integrate STEM concepts into the curriculum.
  • Identify and acquire resources and partnerships to support STEM initiatives.
  • Track and assess the impact of STEM programs on student learning and engagement.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Additional non-contact teaching time and a recruitment and retention supplement as part of the STEM coordinator role
  • Hard working and committed students who enjoy studying science and perform very strongly
  • The opportunity to join a dedicated team of supportive and friendly teachers.
  • Teaching across Key Stages 3 and 4 with the choice to teach at 5.
  • Centralised behaviour policies, collaborative centralised planning and whole class feedback strategies to support workload.
  • A positive, supportive community of staff, parents and the Trust.
  • Potential Trust wide opportunities.

Our school is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading multi-academy trust for school improvement. We are privileged to be able to offer our staff a vibrant and ICT-rich working environment, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent.

Please visit www.thewhitstableschool.org.uk and our X page @TheWhitSchool for more about our school.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve.

Further details about the role

Please complete the application form, describing how you meet the criteria listed on the person specification. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements; please note that we cannot accept CVs.

Early applications are encouraged; interviews may be held before the published closing date.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Simon Baker at simon.baker@swale.at or 01227 931300.

Applications should be made 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.

Interview Dates: TBC

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.

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About The Whitstable School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1080 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01227 931300

Arranging a visit to The Whitstable School

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

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