Teacher of Science, Higham, near Rochester and Gravesend, Kent

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Gad's Hill SchoolHigham, near Rochester and Gravesend, Kent

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Start date: Spring Term 2020 (Monday, 6th January)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Gad's Hill pay scale (currently up to £38,634)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Time for a change?

An opportunity to work in an ambitious secondary-age department within an exciting independent day school. Our close-knit team of teachers delivers an exciting curriculum to small classes, drawing inspiration and well-being from its beautiful, leafy setting in the grounds of the home of Charles Dickens.

Gad's Hill School is an Independent School for pupils aged 3 to 16, with an average class size of 14 pupils.  We wish to appoint a talented and passionate Teacher of Science (KS3-4) to join our team from the start of the Spring Term 2020 (commencing Monday, 6th January 2020).  

Essential Qualities

  • An excellent teacher with very good relationships with students.
  • Committed to the highest expectations of students and their learning.
  • High personal standards of meeting expectations, organisation, paperwork, etc. 
  • An excellent and effective communicator.
  • Able to use data appropriately to monitor and inform planning.
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing CPD.
  • Able to work with colleagues in the Curriculum Group to develop collaborative solutions.

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Education, or in a relevant subject.
  • Professional teaching qualification desirable.


  • Average class size of 14 pupils.
  • As an independent school we have a slightly longer school day (pupils attend 8.30am-4pm) but enjoy a generous 16 weeks of school holidays.
  • Salaries are based on our own Gad’s Hill pay scales and teachers have access to the national Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
  • Parking is provided on-site and a subsidised, home-cooked lunch is available each day in term time.
  • Children of all staff receive subsidised education at Gad’s Hill, subject to our policy and standard entry requirements. 

More about Gad's Hill School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: Gads Hill Place, Crutches Lane, Rochester, Kent, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1474 822366
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