Trainee Teacher of Science

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0SF

6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    22 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (September 2022-August 2023)


Unqualified Teacher Scale subject to experience (£18,169-£28,725 per annum).

Trainee Teacher of Science job summary

Trainee Teacher of Science
Required for September 2022 Full-Time Salaried

“Teachers have excellent subject knowledge, and use this effectively to plan lessons with clear structure and purpose. Many activities are imaginative and creative, keeping students focused and engaged. Ofsted

We are offering a salaried School Direct training placement for September 2022 in Science. This job will be paid on the Unqualified Teacher Scale subject to experience (£18,169-£28,725 per annum). This would be suitable for a Science based degree and would focus on your area of specialism.

Applying for the job

“Maidstone Grammar School for Girls is an outstanding school” (Ofsted)

Full details and an application pack are available from the school’s website

Applicants should complete our application form and email, along with a covering letter, to the Headteacher’s PA, Miss Starns via email:

Applications welcomed immediately

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Maidstone Grammar School for Girls reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

Closing Date: 8am on 4th July 2022

Interviews: 7th July 2022

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The post is exempt from section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)). It is not, therefore, in any way contrary to the Act to reveal any information concerning convictions which would otherwise be considered as “spent” in relation to the applicant’s suitability for employment. Any such information will be kept in strict confidence and only used in consideration of the suitability of the applicant for such a position where such an exemption is appropriate.

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About Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1222 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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The school has an excellent reputation for Science resulting in many students continuing to study Biology, Chemistry or Physics at A level in the school’s large sixth form. In Year 7 and 8, lessons are timetabled as 'Science' resulting in a more holistic view of the topics covered. From Year 9 onwards, the Sciences are taught separately allowing excellent and in depth preparation for external examinations. At GCSE students take either Triple Science or Combined Science. A levels are offered in all the Sciences and are highly successful both in terms of results and as preparation for university. Practical work forms a key part of Science lessons; we want students to discover things themselves and the best way to do this is through investigations.

We firmly believe that we offer a fantastic opportunity to learn to teach alongside truly inspirational teachers in exciting learning environments offering superb career development and support. Our partnership includes several schools in Kent. As part of our training routes, you will train in a main school and then an additional, contrasting placement to give you a rounded programme.

We offer a supportive community of mentors, focusing on the foundations of what makes a strong classroom. All that we ask of our trainees is that they are dedicated to our students and will always be open to feedback and excited to learn and improve their own practice. In joining us, we will make sure that when you look to make the next step in your career we have given you every opportunity to do so successfully.

Over the year you will have regular training sessions which are focused on how to be a great teacher. During these sessions, we will cover a range of teaching approaches to your subject ensuring all our teachers have great support, and all our students receive the best possible education.

The Science Department consists of 10 colleagues supported by 4 Science Technicians. Our science facilities are extensive and we will be starting a new building which will include 5 new laboratories.

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls is a very successful selective girls’ school with a mixed sixth form. Ofsted judge us to be outstanding and our examination results reflect this. We are a happy, thriving community, with a long standing tradition of excellence in all that we do. We have been an Advanced Thinking School since 2015 and since September 2019 we have been designated a Computing Hub by DfE. This is an exciting opportunity to work with our outstanding team in an excellent school.

If you wish to find out more about MGGS please visit our website at and to take a virtual tour please visit

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