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Teacher of Science and PSHE

Samuel King's SchoolCumbria

Samuel King’s School

Alston, Cumbria

0.6FTE, Permanent Contract

Salary Scale MPR/UPS

Start Date: 1st September 2023


We are seeking to appoint a colleague who shares our ambition to ensure that every young person at Samuel King’s School achieves their personal best. You will join a team of experienced and committed teachers, who work in a very collaborative and supportive way. Our children are delightful, and our community are very supportive of the school and our staff. Working in our unique federation will also give you excellent opportunities to work in a cross-phase setting, expanding your skills by working with children across all age ranges.


We are a small, community based, school with a long tradition of serving local children and their families. We aim to be caring and inclusive, while still providing an excellent academic grounding for all our children. We highly value being small, being able to get to know each child and their family very well, and being at the heart of this vibrant community.


We are also very proud of our academic record. Children at SKS achieve conspicuously well. However, we are also focused on developing the whole child, and pay as much attention to social skills and personal development as we do to academic excellence.


The school was last inspected by Ofsted in July 2022 which confirmed us as a “good school. The inspector verbally described us as “flying forward”. We now believe we have the capacity to be judged “Outstanding” at our next inspection. We are looking to recruit a person who are able to deliver superb teaching and learning and an excellent experience for our children.


We would welcome applications from both experienced teachers and ECTs. It is a Federation policy to offer pay portability to colleagues on UPS elsewhere.


Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you wish to discuss the role further or arrange a visit. A visit to the school before an application is made is welcomed.


Application pack is available on the school website.

The closing date for applications is Monday 27th February 2023 (midday) and interviews are planned for Friday 3rd March 2023.


Electronic applications are fully acceptable and these should be emailed to marked for the attention of Mrs Pamela Seaton, our business manager. 


Candidates called for interview will be contacted by phone in the first instance with detailed information following by email. I hope you will consider joining our team and I look forward to receiving your application.


At Samuel King’s School we take safeguarding very seriously and consequently the successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS enhanced check. Please do not include CVs with your application as these will be disregarded for safeguarding purposes.


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