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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: FTE

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an aspirational, creative, dynamic, innovative Science teacher who has a genuine engaging enthusiasm and passion for the teaching and learning of science.

As a Teacher of Science you should be able to teach all science disciplines across all ability ranges in KS3 and KS4 (Combined Science). The ability to teach GCSE Separate Science Physics and/or A-Level Physics would be desirable but is not essential for the right candidate and we would happily consider applications from Biology or Chemistry specialists.

What the school offers its staff

Kenilworth School is currently relocating to a brand new, bespoke campus. This will open in September 2023. The Science Department will have its own wing comprising of 14 laboratories, 2 Science studios, 1 flexible learning space, 1 large Science staff base and 3 large prep rooms. Labs will be fully equipped with large interactive TV screens and all the latest technologies.

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted (2013).

The successful candidate would be joining an outstanding department in an outstanding school where Science teachers all work for and support each other; a unified team of ECT’s and experienced specialists who are whole-heartedly passionate about developing our student’s love for Science.

We are a thriving and enthusiastic Science Department where a team of 20 highly driven, dedicated, supportive and compassionate specialist Science teachers are supported by 5 skilled Science technicians.

The school is well resourced to support the delivery of the subject. The post holder will join a supportive team with opportunities for professional development

Our educational ethos encourages our students to be responsive, resilient, to have reasoning, and be reflective and resourceful in their learning.

In addition, we can offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • A supportive team of colleagues within the Department and across the school
  • A positive, community school environment with an innovative learning culture
  • A dedicated and forward looking management team, with highly skilled staff upholding high expectations and aspirations for our students
  • PiXL network access and other on-line resources to support the development of student learning
  • A wide enrichment programme in which you can participate
  • Employee well-being benefits via our healthcare programme to include health diagnostics, physiotherapy, 24/7 GP and mental health support, retail and gym discount, free flu vaccination, a laptop, free parking and use of an on-site fitness suite

Further details about the role

Our Science curriculum intent is driven by the whole school intent and is both ambitious and innovative, inspiring all students to excellence.

From the beginning of year 7 our students follow a progression model based upon the whole learning journey. Science lessons here at Kenilworth School are exciting, thought-provoking, differentiated and inclusive, where we aim to create a sense of awe and wonder at every corner. We provide every student with opportunities for creativity, collaboration, independence, challenge, problem solving; a platform that encourages them to think logically and develop their verbal and written communication skills.

We believe in equipping students with the skills and guidance for future education and employment, encouraging them to embrace diversity and develop literacy skills through creative writing and reading for purpose.


During years 7 and 8 all our students study the AQA KS3 curriculum. Our specialist Science teachers have created bespoke and detailed schemes of work for every topic where each is equipped with a host of differentiated resources, ideas, literacy, ‘big questions’ and scientific enquiry, but also allowing for teacher flexibility.


In year 9 students begin the AQA GCSE course. Our higher set students study Separate Science (around 120 students), whilst the other students (around 150) study Combined Science Trilogy.

Whilst our curriculum is not narrowed solely for students to pass exams, last year approximately 25% of all our Separate Science students achieved a grade 9 in each science discipline and 70% achieved a grade 7.

In Combined Science (our lower set students), 75% achieved a grade 4-4 or above.

Commitment to safeguarding

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are made subject to receipt of a completed application form, satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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About Kenilworth School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1834 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Email address
Phone number
01926 859421

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form is recognised as being graded 'Excellent' in all areas (Ofsted February 2013) but we are ambitious and continue to better ourselves in every way possible. It became a Multi Academy Trust in January 2019 and currently has one other school within the Trust.

We combine high aspirations with a care for individual students. Our students are happy and confident individuals, who enjoy good relationships with their fellow students and the staff. We are a friendly, orderly school with a well-earned reputation for academic, sporting and personal achievement. In this environment students are given every chance to grow and achieve success.

We emphasize the development of skills such as team building, effort, responsibility, healthy competition and leadership. Our students achieve their best because of the range of experiences that we provide in an environment that is positive, supportive and forward-thinking.

Kenilworth School & Sixth Form embraces its role as a comprehensive school serving the whole community. In addition to the good work carried in the classroom there are many clubs and activities that take place outside of school hours. Our former pupils are to be found in many diverse and successful roles, most having moved through further and higher education. Students regularly achieve excellent academic results, well above the national average, and the Sixth Form Centre is very successful in providing a transition to higher education.

Students achieve their best when school and home work is in harmony. We value the contribution made by parents, governors and the community to ensure that we maintain high standards in all aspects of school life.

Arranging a visit to Kenilworth School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email d.perry@ksn.org.uk.

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