Teacher of Science (Maternity Cover), Brighton and Hove

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King's SchoolBrighton and Hove

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Start date: Negotiable
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Science (Maternity cover) 

Contract: Full time, temporary 

Salary: MPS/UPS depending on experience

Start date: Negotiable 

Application closing date: Friday 25th October

Interview date: Wednesday 6th November 


King’s School is recruiting for an outstanding teacher of Science to join our friendly and committed Science department as maternity cover. The successful applicant will join a team of four teachers and two technicians, led by an experienced Head of Department. Please see the accompanying job description and person specification for further details of the role, and the letter from Mrs Abi Coles, Head of Science, for more information on the department.


King’s School is an ecumenical Christian School in the Diocese of Chichester. The school opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013. There are currently just over 600 students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, and a team of over 60 teachers and support staff. In September 2019 the school moved into its new, purpose built site in Hangleton. This is the culmination of six years of hard work and planning, and marks the beginning of an exciting new stage in the school’s development. Our new site includes state of the art labs as well as two large, purpose built prep rooms. Some rooms also come with views of the South Downs! 


The school received its first Ofsted inspection in 2015 and received a rating of good with outstanding features. School leadership and pupil behaviour were rated ‘outstanding’, and the school was praised as “an exceptionally harmonious community”. We are keen to continue driving improvement and are seeking to appoint dedicated staff who will support the school’s development and growth. 


Our work and relationships are based upon the four core Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Respect and Responsibility and through these we encourage and support every student and member of staff to be the best that they can be.


Why join King’s School?

• Enthusiastic, committed and supportive staff team

• Range of opportunities for professional development

• Exciting opportunities in school development 

• Excellent support through our sponsor- Russell Education Trust

• Close proximity to the vibrant city of Brighton


The closing date for applications is noon Friday 25th October 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for interview shortly after close of applications. If you have any questions about this role, or would like an informal discussion about joining King’s, please contact Eleanor Edwards via vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk. 


If you wish to apply for this position, please visit our website for the application form and further information   www.kingsschoolhove.org.uk Completed applications should be sent to vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk by noon on the closing date. Please note that we are only able to accept applications made via our application form. Applications made by C.V. or other application form will be rejected. 


We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process.  Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post.


King’s School is a Free School which takes funding from the department for Education and operates as any other state school. Our sponsor is the Russell Education Trust which is an organisation staffed solely by Educational Professionals (and not by private business). 




More about King's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Hangleton Way, Portslade, Hove, Brighton and Hove, BN3 8BN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1273 840004
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