The Directors of The Gardener Schools Group have established Kew House School in the conviction that there exists an opportunity for a different kind of independent secondary school in London - academically demanding but with a modern approach to selection criteria, the flexibility of the curriculum, the shape of the school day and term, and recognition of creativity and talent.
The school opened with 63 students in September 2013 and now has 550 with nearly 600 expected for September 2020. We opened for internal and external sixth form candidates for the first time in September 2016. The school will grow to full capacity over the next 2 or 3 years with 625 students aged 11-18.
The successful candidate will be a well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate teacher. They will have the opportunity to further develop and build the department in this relatively new school. This is a full-time post from September 2020.
The school operates its own pay scales, broadly consistent with national teacher pay scales, and will offer salary commensurate with experience and the nature of this role. The post may attract a recruitment allowance for the right candidate. The school offers the national teacher pension scheme.
Sport has a role of great importance within the curriculum. The Games department is exceptionally well resourced and highly successful. The facilities we have access to ensure the delivery of a dynamic and exhilarating curriculum for our students. A thriving after-school fixture and club programme is in place, offering a range of activities for our students.
All year groups enjoy at least 4 hours of sport per week.
The successful candidate will be a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic graduate teacher with the ability to inspire students in a range of disciplines. The post holder will have the unique opportunity to help in the growth and development of a sports department within a relatively new school.
As a member of a growing department, it will be essential that the candidate is an outstanding teacher of PE, with some experience of teaching a range of sports to KS3 and 4, the ability to teach GCSE is essential and A level is desirable.
The school welcomes applications from teachers in the state sector, a significant number of staff have joined us from this sector.
The school is committed to staff development and the position will provide a good springboard for further promotion within the school and beyond. All staff will be encouraged to attend INSET courses and will be provided with ample professional development opportunities.
The Recruitment Process
Candidates are required to submit a completed application form together with a supporting letter of application and details of two referees. One referee should be able to comment on the teaching skills of the candidate, and one must be the current or most recent employer. References will be taken prior to interview. Candidates must provide original documents as proof of identity at interview.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted by telephone and asked to attend an interview by arrangement
All appointments are made in accordance with our equal opportunities policy and applicants should let us know of any special needs they may have.
Kew House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and questions will be asked at interview to assess suitability of candidate to work with our children. All appointments are subject to satisfactory Criminal Record (DBS) check.