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Teacher of Science

Kennet School, Thatcham, Berkshire

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS/UPS (£24,373--£40,490)

Job summary

Science Teacher
Salary: MPS/UPS (£24,373--£40,490)
Contract: Full Time
Required for: January 2021

Are you a motivated and ambitious Science teacher looking to work in an Outstanding department? Would like to join a school community which values the development of its teachers and invests heavily in CPD? Whether you’re an NQT or a more experienced teacher, our Science department is an excellent place to develop your career or build towards a leadership role. Our priority is to find the best teachers for our pupils so all science specialisms will be considered.

We offer:

• an open and collaborative community that trusts its teachers, equipping them with the skills and allowing them the freedom to act as valued professionals;
• a very successful department in terms of exam results and uptake at A Level;
• outstanding facilities and resources;
• high quality inset days, Minimum 15% non-contact time, bespoke 3 year induction programme for new teachers & leadership development programmes;
• a range of personal benefits, including Cycle to Work Scheme, on site leisure centre and an active staff social committee;
• rigid procedures for managing behaviour;
• an Ofsted outstanding School that believes ‘better never stops’.

For further insight into the Science department and Kennet School please view the attachments at the bottom of this advert labelled :

‘What we believe – Letter from the Headteacher’

‘Kennet School Benefits – Letter to applicants’

‘A Letter from the Head of Science’


We would like you to be:
• able to teach Science at KS3 and KS4 with experience of KS5 teaching an advantage;
• creative, forward thinking attitude & unapologetically passionate about your subject;
• committed to working collaboratively as part of a team and across the school;
• willing to think creatively and take risks in the classroom;
• hard-working with excellent organisational skills.

We welcome enquiries and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with Chris Ellison, Deputy Headteacher for more information (cellison@kennetschool.co.uk).

Deadline & Interview Dates

Deadline for applications is 9am, Monday 19 October 2020 and candidates selected for interview will be informed by telephone soon after. Interviews will take place later that week.

Please apply via the TES on the link below.

Additional Information

Kennet School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, including being subject to a full DBS check.

Applying for the job

Please apply for this role via the TES.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1797 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Kennet School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@kennetschool.co.uk

About Kennet School

Kennet is a dynamic and ambitious 11-18 comprehensive school which opened in September 1957. The school has grown over the last 60 years, both in terms of size and success. We currently have approximately 1,780 pupils on roll including strong numbers in the Sixth Form at around 350 pupils. We were judged by Ofsted to be Outstanding in May 2016 and have accumulated a number of awards including Arts Mark Platinum, Exceptional Schools Award, NACE Challenge Award and Investors in Careers. We are currently working on the Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark focusing on the mental health and well-being of our whole organisation.

Arranging a visit to Kennet School

We welcome enquiries and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with Chris Ellison, Deputy Headteacher for more information (cellison@kennetschool.co.uk).

School location

Stoney Lane, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4LL

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