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Employer The King John School
Location Essex
Salary Upper Pay Scale + TLR 1d £12,898 (negotiable for an outstanding client)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017


Director of Faculty - SCIENCE 

Upper Pay Scale + TLR 1d £12,898

(Negotiable for an outstanding candidate)

Required: September 2017

The King John School is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of over 2000 students, of which approx. 400 are in the sixth form. As a school our Progress 8 measure places us in the top 25% of the country. Over 70% of our students achieved GCSE A*-C in English & Maths and we are recognised by the Department of Education for our proactive promotion of the English Baccalaureate within our curriculum.  The school enjoys an excellent reputation, and has been graded at the end of September 2013 as ‘Outstanding’ across all key areas. 

The school has good staff retention and is wholly committed to continued professional development. To this end, all children of appointed teaching staff are eligible to apply for an automatic place at King John School. The school offers free healthcare through Benenden Healthcare Scheme which employees are entitled to join.

The King John School offers a high quality educational experience through a broad curriculum and a caring, friendly environment and sets the highest expectations for all. Through high quality teaching and learning and exceptional wide ranging enrichment opportunities, the school seeks to cultivate students’ motivation, confidence, intelligence and ability especially in Science. The school strives to be at the forefront of school improvement and innovation and invests heavily in the creation of a learning community and to this end a new extension to the Sixth Form, Humanities building and state of the art Assembly Hall have been constructed recently to accommodate the growing number of students wishing to join us. We all have the responsibility to learn from others and to contribute to professional development of our colleagues. It is through this collaborative learning culture that together we can support our students to gain the competitive edge over other applicants to leading universities, prestigious apprenticeships and the subsequent world of work.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher to ‘A’ level and an enthusiastic and dedicated Director of Science who can embrace our ethos and help drive our provision forward. The duties of the role will be mutually agreed based on the strengths of the individual candidate. Our school is a dynamic learning environment, where all students are encouraged to aspire towards their very best. We are growing rapidly and our reputation in the local area is attracting an increasing number of external students to the Sixth Form who wish to continue their studies with us. We challenge our students to achieve ambitious goals and to never settle for second best. If you feel you could contribute to this ethos and enhance it further, please contact us.

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 23 March 2017 (midday)

For an application form please visit the school website: Alternatively, please email Tanya Lee, Director of HR:

CVs alone will not be accepted.

The King John School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About the employer

The King John School is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of 2000 students, of which 450 are in the sixth form.  We are one of the highest performing schools in the country. The school enjoys an excellent reputation, and has bee...

Information about The King John School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Shipwrights Drive
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+44 1702 555636