Work For The Character Education Trust

The Character Education Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) that exists to provide outstanding education in schools in Kent. The key aim of our Trust is to give young people the tools they need to be well qualified to achieve success and well-being, and to have choices in adult life.

We aim to help young people develop good character strengths, reach their academic potential and discover where they excel. We believe in ‘Building Character and Creating Opportunities.

Click here for further information about character education.

Teacher of Science

LOCATION: Wrotham School
SCALE: Full MPS/ UPS range considered– Negotiable based on experience and suitability
REQUIRED: September 2022
INTERVIEWS: To be arranged on application

We are currently looking to recruit a Science teacher to join a highly successful department in delivering courses at KS3, 4 and 5 in single and combined sciences (GCSE/ A Level).  The Science department is a well-established, highly effective and successful department that aims to instil students with a lifelong love of scientific process and learning. We teach science as a core subject throughout the school and offer combined and individual science pathways at KS4 and 5.

We welcome applications from science specialists that can demonstrate high levels of creativity and innovation. The ideal candidate will be emotionally intelligent, highly motivated and will be willing to take measured risks to deliver an exciting and engaging curriculum that develops high levels of scientific knowledge and application.  We offer an additional pay award for staff that perform at an outstanding level as part of our appraisal review process.

Situated only 5 minutes from the M26 and M20, these excellent transport links enable staff to travel from East Kent, Surrey and South London.
Our students make excellent progress and are well behaved as recognised in our Ofsted reports, which also report that the school works at an outstanding level and regularly receive high praise and support from parents.  We are proud to have a committed and stable staff team who are highly thought of by students and parents.

Personal Specification


  • A passion for exciting and engaging lessons that apply real world skills to creative projects.
  • A working understanding of assessment and moderation of GCSE and A level Science.
  • A desire and determination to achieve outstanding results by working with all students to maximise their progress and attainment.
  • A commitment to our ethos as a recognised ‘’School of Character’’.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with staff across our small trust.
  • A general keenness and enthusiasm for extracurricular activity and school visits/trips and enrichment activity.


  • A track record of success in teaching Science at KS4 and 5.
  • Experience of moderating Science coursework and exam papers at KS4 and 5.
  • Exam board training and knowledge of a range of relevant qualifications.

In return the school offers

  • A highly competitive salary for the appropriately skilled candidate.
  • Access to TLR opportunities in a range of areas based on individual skillset that can be discussed at interview.
  • An opportunity to be part of a high performing and happy staff team.
  • To be part of the development of the Science workspaces and curriculum at Wrotham School as we transfer to our exciting new building in 2024.
  • Excellent work life balance opportunities including flexible working, restricted working hours and a culture of trust and autonomy.
  • Working for a school that is passionate about staff welfare.\
  • Career development opportunities and pathways, in school and across our trust.
  • Regular and supportive line management.


Please apply by completing one of the application forms below and by writing a letter of no more than one side explaining what skills and attributes you have that would make you the best person for this job.

Please email your application to Jan Wheeler:

Teaching Staff Application Form – Download

Support Staff Application Form – Download

Equal opportunities employer

Wrotham School is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and actively encourages applications from all potential candidates regardless of race, gender, sexuality and disability.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Contact Wrotham School

We highly recommend contacting us to arrange an informal visit to the school to fully understand what makes Wrotham School such a desirable place to work.

We reserve the right to close the post early should we be able to appoint a suitable applicant.

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