Deputy Director of Learning: Science, Swanscombe, Kent

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The Ebbsfleet AcademySwanscombe, Kent

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR 2[1] £2,667 and TLR 3 £1,500 for STEM coordinator
Contract term: Permanent

Deputy Director of Learning: Science

We are looking for a Deputy Director of Learning for Science for September 2018, with responsibility for supporting the Director of Learning in the effective management and leadership in Science. You will have a proven track record across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5, the ability to motivate and inspire staff and students alike, and an unwavering commitment to improving achievement for all.

The science department at The Ebbsfleet Academy is an exciting and dynamic place to work, with results showing an increasing upwards trajectory since opening, although they are not yet good enough. We know they can be. We have a strong team of committed teachers, who are dedicated to improving student outcomes, and excellent facilities, including a suite of spacious, modern, highly-specified laboratories. We have developed a knowledge curriculum, with an emphasis on drilling and retaining key core knowledge, and our pupils have responded to this with great enthusiasm and enjoyment. One of our biggest successes has been to increase students’ engagement in, and enjoyment of, science. We have achieved this by increasing the amount and quality of practical work in science, developing a hugely successful science club, and launching big projects such as our Garden Project, in which every student in Year 7 has built a small raised-bed which they use to grow vegetables and flowers. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed professional to join us on our journey as we continue to raise standards, inspire students and develop young scientists of the future.

The Ebbsfleet Academy

Vision: To be an outstanding community academy, whose focus is on learning, as well as on personal and social development, and to be ambitious for all regardless of circumstance.

Do you want to transform lives? Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to work in an academy that is fast becoming the number one school of choice in the local community and has improved results year on year, with a basics figure last summer of 60%? Do you want to join a hardworking and passionate team of staff in an academy characterised by high aspirations, academic excellence and exemplary behaviour? Do you want to work in a school that has firm discipline and crystal clear rules (that are enforced) alongside a strong current of care, encouragement and reward? Do you want to be a part of a growing trust, the Brook Learning Trust, led by an inspiring CEO, a trust with a clear moral purpose and vision, and one which has at its heart our values of integrity, respect, courage, optimism, excellence, accountability?

The Ebbsfleet Academy opened in September 2013; we are on a mission to become an over-subscribed school that children walk to, with their friends, where they enjoy coming and a school of which they feel proud. We are building an ethos that creates a belief that we can all achieve our goals and better our futures. We are developing independent, resilient and respectful individuals, who are ready to learn for themselves. 

For more information about The Ebbsfleet Academy, visit

The Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The Ebbsfleet Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become recognised as one of the strongest multi-academy trusts in the county. Learning and growing with us, children in our academies make great progress. The Brook Learning Trust, working with The Ebbsfleet Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK.

Application Information

Visit for Letter from the Principal, application form and job description. Completed application forms should be sent to by 10am Monday 21 May 2018. Dates for interview to be confirmed.

To arrange a school visit and/or an informal telephone call with the Principal, please contact Amanda Lee, HR Manager for the Brook Learning Trust on 01580 712754  ext 333 or 

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More about The Ebbsfleet Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Southfleet Road, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0BZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1322 623100
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