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Weekly Bulletin 15/02/19


Weekly Bulletin In addition to regular website updates, termly newsletter and frequent Twitter news, as from the beginning of this term we will produce a weekly School Bulletin to keep everyone updated on the events of the forthcoming week, reminders, school news and dates for the diary. The School Bulletin will be sent to parents via School Comms. The Bulletin will be published every Friday and, in addition to the School Comms message, it will also be uploaded on the school website.

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The Year 8 Options Parents Evening


The Year 8 Options Parents Evening will take place on Thursday 14th February from 5pm – 7pm.

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Kent Teacher of the Year Awards


Submit a nomination - online nominations deadline 1st March 2019

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Year 11 Saturday School


Saturday 9th February 2019

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Year 7 Homework Challenge


Year 7 Homework Challenge - Term 1

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Why should you come and work with us at The North School? 

The North School is a mixed high school which currently has approximately 1200 students on roll from years 7 to 11 and including a thriving Sixth Form.

The school was rebuild approximately twelve years ago and as a result boasts lots of bright, modern, well equipped classrooms with many additional facilities including a large car park.  The North School also boats the oldest school farm in Kent which is well stocked with all types of animals from cows to a tarantula and has a very successful Young Farmers Club.  The farm is situated within the school’s Environment and Landbased Centre which also includes a fully functioning climbing wall.

At The North School we aim to maximise the potential and future life chances of all our students and have extremely high expectations both inside and outside the classroom.  We have a traditional ethos centred around our belief that students should be able to learn in a well ordered and engaging environment and that they should attempt all their work to the very best of their ability.

The town of Ashford itself offers superb transport links to London and Europe and easy access to the Kent coast.  Ashford International station, from which you can catch the high-speed train to London St Pancras taking just 37 minutes or the Eurostar to Paris, is a mere 15 minute walk from the school.  The Eurotunnel is 20 minutes from Ashford, or the port of Dover 30-40 minutes away, both are accessible from the M20 which you can also access easily from the school.

Ashford has grown in its popularity over the years as a destination for those to live and work.  Originally a historic market town, it has recently seen a surge in development with plenty of accessible housing both with the town itself or the surrounding villages.  It is also a popular destination for shoppers, with the McArthur Glenn Designer Outlet also just a stone’s throw from the school.  The town also offers many leisure facilities, including a Leisure Centre, two cinemas, plenty of gyms and many varied and interesting restaurants both in the town and surrounding areas.

There are several very good primary schools both within the town, local boroughs and surrounding villages, alongside excellent medical facilities and a large hospital, The William Harvey, with A&E facilities.

We are very proud of our collaboration with the Swale Academies Trust and together with the Trust we work relentlessly to continually improve the school experience for all our students.

Staff working at The North School are offered:

  • An excellent collaborative CPD programme, including research opportunities.
  • Aspiring teacher programme
  • Outstanding teacher programme
  • Outstanding leadership programme

In addition to the above there are opportunities for career development and leadership roles throughout the schools based within Swale Academies Trust.  More information about the Trust can be found on their website at

If you require further information about our school please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]




We do not currently have any leadership vacancies





Design Technology Teacher : Immediate start available

Closing date for applications :  Midday, Friday 15th February 2019

Design Technology Teacher Recruitment Pack.pdf 

Design Technology Teacher - Application Form (editable.pdf


English : Required for August 2019

Closing date for applications :  Monday 25th February 2019

English Teacher - Recruitment Pack.pdf

English Teacher - Application Form (editable).pdf


ICT/Computing Teacher : Required for August 2019

Closing date for applications :  Midday, Monday 25th February 2019

ICT-Computing Teacher - Recruitment Pack.pdf

ICT-Computing Teacher - Application Form (editable).pdf


Mathematics/Physics Teacher : Rquired for August 2019

Closing date for applications :  Midday, Monday 25th February 2019

Mathematics & Physics Teacher - Recruitment Pack.pdf

Mathematics & Physics Teacher - Application Form (Editable).pdf






Casual Contract £9.36 to £10.29 per hour (depending on experience)

Closing date for applications :  Midday, Friday 22nd February 2019

Exam Invigilator Recruitment Pack.pdf 

Exam Invigilator Application Form (editable).pdf




1.5hrs per day; Term Time only

KR2 - £15,628.00 per annum pro rata (pro rata salary equates to £522.00 per annum)

Closing date for applications :  Midday, Friday 22nd February 2019

Lunchtime Supervisor Recruitment Pack.pdf 

Lunchtime Supervisor Application Form (editable).pdf





The North School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure with the Disclosure & Barring Service, together with all other necessary safeguarding checks.