Pay MPS / UPS plus SENA depending on experience.


Posted Friday 26th Apr 2024

Close Date Wednesday 1st May 2024 (closed)

Job Description


We are looking for an engaging and passionate SEN Science teacher with aspirations to potentially lead the department in the future and enthuse children of all abilities. This is a full-time and permanent position starting as soon as possible.


The school is set in an historic Medway town and enjoys the outstanding community facilities and links that the towns of Chatham and Rochester have to offer.


This is a thriving independent special school, for 170 students aged 6 to 25 years old, located in the historic town of Rochester. As part of the family of schools, we provide a holistic, child centred approach to meeting the needs of our students, most of whom have an Education and Health Care Plan. Identified needs may include Autism Spectrum Disorder, dyslexia, speech, language and communication difficulties, DCD, sensory, and high levels of anxiety.


The school provides a holistic child centred approach to education underpinned by our team of 91 Teachers, Teaching assistants, Administrators and Therapists, all working in a caring and nurturing environment, with a common belief that all students have the opportunity to make progress and experience success every day, in a safe, caring, nurturing and secure environment.

The site boasts well-resourced classrooms, small class sizes, music and drama facilities, Mathematics labs, Therapy rooms, amazing vocational teaching areas such as our hair and beauty studios, a coffee shop, catering kitchens, as well as numerous areas for children to have fun and enjoy social times. Staff are both welcoming and friendly at this independent school and there is a collaborative approach where resources and best practices are shared.


The Head is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to promote Science across the school and college, from Year 5 to Year 14. The successful applicant will be an ambitious professional, who may be within their first few years of teaching and has an understanding of teaching across the key stages. They will have a positive attitude towards young children and adults, have a sense of humour and excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience of teaching Science with QTS at either Primary or Secondary level, developing schemes of work and effectively tracking and monitoring progress is essential.


We believe in the very best teaching and learning opportunities for all our students and we require this applicant to have a strong commitment to removing barriers to learning for all.

We can offer you:

An inviting, supportive, welcoming and friendly environment.

A strong and supportive leadership team that is passionate about staff and student wellbeing.

A strong Continuing Professional Development programme that includes training to support your further professional development.

Enhanced paid sickness and family friendly leave

Life Assurance scheme

An ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ membership entitling you to Home Life Support, Work Life Assistance, Physical and Emotional Health Support, Legal and Financial advice and Wellbeing support resources including mini health checks.


We require you to:

Be passionate about students’ learning and development.

Be a great team player with a positive outlook.

Be an excellent classroom practitioner with a passion for the development of the whole child and curriculum.

If you are passionate about improving outcomes for students and you are looking for an exciting opportunity to have a real impact in a nurturing environment, supported by a strong senior leadership team, then this could be the job for you.

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