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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 January 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£31,350.00 - £47,839.00 Annually (Actual) Main/Upper pay scale

Teacher of Science job summary

About the role

We are looking to appoint an ambitious and experienced Teacher of Science with a ‘can do’ attitude to join the Science department of our already over-subscribed school that opened in September 2019.

Candidates should have previous experience of teaching to GCSE, with a proven track record of raising the quality of teaching and learning, whilst demonstrating excellent subject knowledge coupled with an ability to deliver inspirational lessons.

Experience of teaching to A Level would be an advantage given that the school's Sixth Form opens in September 2024.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who:

  • exude infectious enthusiasm and have a genuine passion for their subject
  • are collaborative team players
  • are motivated by the prospect of supporting our our first GCSE cohort as they prepare for next summer's public examinations
  • are excited by the prospect of launching A Level Science courses to our first cohort of Year 12 students in September
  • are keen to embrace innovative approaches towards all aspects of school life
  • use research-driven teaching methods to inform their teaching
  • are committed to securing the best outcomes for our students
  • Can offer enrichment and extra-curricular experiences related to their subject and beyond
  • are flexible in their approach to work and can adapt to new challenges
  • thrive under pressure with an ability to prioritise multiple responsibilities
  • possess analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • can demonstrate excellent planning and organising skills
  • are detail conscious and resilient

In return, you will have access to our staff benefits package including:

  • An annual Flex Day to be taken on a day of your choice (with an additional day granted for every 4 years of service)
  • Free parking on site
  • Free use of the school gym
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to our in-house team of Mental Health First Aiders
  • Buddy system for new staff
  • access to mentoring and CPD opportunities
  • Regular staff socials
  • Discounts with local businesses
  • An opportunity to work with friendly and welcoming colleagues in a modern, aesthetically pleasing and forward-thinking environment.

The ethos of our school focuses on enabling every student and staff member to make outstanding progress. You will be supported in your role by our Head of Science, giving you the opportunity to enhance your skills and accelerate your career.

If you share our belief that young people have the right to a transformational educational experience that will enable them to fulfil their potential and realise their ambitions, then we look forward to hearing from you.

At KWS, we understand the value of having a workforce that reflects and represents our multi-ethnic student body from an equality, diversity and inclusivity perspective. We therefore welcome and embrace applications from all backgrounds.

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require a Full Enhanced, with List Checks, Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

As part of our selection and appointment process, and in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, we are required to conduct online searches on all candidates in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By submitting and signing your application, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the selection and appointment process.

Applications will be shortlisted throughout the process, and we may interview and close the advert early if we are in a position to recruit a suitable candidate. We therefore encourage interested candidates to apply early.

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 Katherine Warington School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
744 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Katherine Warington School is a new comprehensive, co‐educational and non‐denominational academic secondary school (opened September 19) with 750 students currently (180 in each of years 7, 8, 9 and 10 – these year groups are already oversubscribed). The school will add a

further 180 students in each subsequent year and then open a 250 strong Sixth Form. By 2025 we will have grown to our capacity of 1,150 students. The school was established through the partnership of the Harpenden Secondary Schools Trust, which includes the three outstanding

schools in Harpenden: Roundwood Park, St George’s and Sir John Lawes and additional partners: the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research Centre (a world leading non‐profit agricultural science research centre).

Further details about the school, including our prospectus and virtual tour, can be found on our website: www.kwschool.co.uk

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