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: L5 – L9 (fringe) £44,546 - £49,055
Contract term: Permanent

Director of Learning: Science

Due to relocation of the current post holder, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Ebbsfleet Academy as Director of Learning for Science. You will be responsible for leading and managing the delivery of Science across KS3, 4 and 5 and ensuring all pupils make great progress.

We are looking for dedication and a passion for Science; someone who will lead

and manage the team to secure outstanding outcomes for all our students. 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. We want all our students to achieve the highest qualifications they can, but also to fulfil all their potential, academic and personal, sporting, creative and artistic. We want our pupils to leave school as well-rounded, confident young people, with an awareness of the wider world, and a desire and ambition to play an active part in it, all of which is encapsulated in The Ebbsfleet Academy’s motto - Aspire and Excel!

For more information about The Ebbsfleet Academy, visit

For more information about the Brook Learning Trust, visit

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

Only applications made using Brook Learning Trust application forms will be considered.  Please use your application to demonstrate how your skills and experience match those detailed in the job description. 

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 interviews 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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