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Job details
Employer Kent College, Pembury
Location Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Salary Competetive Own Salary
Contract type Part Time
Contract term Maternity Cover Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018

Kent College Pembury excels in adding value to its pupils both academically and pastorally. We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher to cover maternity leave (0.60).  Applicants need to be confident in teaching Biology to A-level. The ability to teach a second subject, especially Chemistry, would be an advantage. 

Impressive science laboratories were opened in September 2008 to provide the facilities science  needs and deserves for the 21st century.  A modern entrance foyer leads into the new Darbyshire  Wing, which comprises three new laboratories (two general purpose and one Sixth Form), upgraded  storage and preparation areas, and a new staff work room.  The existing laboratories have been  upgraded, one as a computer suite with 20 networked pcs and an interactive whiteboard.   Science is a thriving department with a good academic record with well-qualified and dedicated  staff who work closely together. Three excellent technicians ably support them.   

Students are taught in purpose-built science accommodation, with specialist laboratories for physics,  chemistry and biology.  The latest apparatus is used and maintained to a high standard, and the  department has ICT facilities with internet access via the school network.  Academic standards are very high; GCSE, AS and ‘A’ level results are good and a larger percentage  of girls stay on to study Physics and Chemistry ‘A’ levels than do nationally. Normally we have one  Physics, two Biology and two Chemistry sets at both AS and A2 level.  Most years see one or two  science students being offered Oxbridge or medicine places and a number of others follow science  related courses.    

In Years 7 and 8 girls follow a general science course, based on the National Curriculum.   The sciences are taught separately from Year 8.  Currently all girls follow the double or triple award Edexcel IGCSE at GCSE. At ‘A’ level students follow the OCR ‘A’ courses.     

Many of our international boarders include at least one science in their ‘A’ level choices, and they  require sympathetic teaching as English can be a problem at first.  IT provision in the department is strong; in addition to the computer suite all the main labs are  equipped with a networked PC connected to a digital projector and the new labs are equipped with  interactive white boards.  


About the employer

Background  

Founded in Folkestone in 1886, Kent College is an independent day and boarding school for girls, with a Senior School (ages 11-18) and Preparatory School (ages 3-11) sharing the same site, facilities and some specialist staff.  ...

Information about Kent College, Pembury
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Girls
Age range 3 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Pembury
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 4AX
United Kingdom
+44 1892 820221