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North School Dance Show 2018


The North School dance show will be taking place on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 7pm.

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Parents' Forum Meeting


Monday 26th February at 6-7pm

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Year 8 Options Evening


Thank you to all those parents who attended our Year 8 Options Evening on Thursday 8th February in the Kent Hall. It was a really positive and successful evening and we had a fantastic 91% attendance with a few apologies given in advance.  As mentioned on the evening, we have uploaded the power point from the evening to the website along with some additional advice and guidance on the new 9-1 assessment framework.  If you were unable to attend we have sent your Options booklet and form to your home address

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Weekly Bulletin 09/02/2018


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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Year 11 Half Term Revision Sessions - February 2018


Year 11 Half Term Revision Sessions - February 2018

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LEADERSHIP VACANCIES: (Click on vacancy title below to link to kent-teach and access the application pack)


We currently do not have any leadership role vancancies.


TEACHING VACANCIES: (Click on vacancy title below to link to Kent-teach and access the application pack)

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.

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






SUPPORT STAFF VACANCIES: (Click on vacancy title below to link to kent-teach and access the application pack)


Science Technician (Maternity Cover)  :  KR4 32hrs per week, term time only plus 5 training days 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join The North School as a Science Technician covering maternity leave.  The successful candidate will be working within a strong and supportive team and will assist the Senior Science Technician with organising and providing equipment, chemicals and resources for class practicals, demonstrations and investigations for all year groups, including standardised GCSE assessment. The successful candidate will also provide some administrative support to departmental staff.

The successful candidate will have evidence of practical skills, ability and training in relation to the preparing of teaching resources and materials for science practicals. Have a basic knowledge of equipment maintenance and health and safety in relation to safe use of equipment. Candidates should also have adequate ICT based skills and knowledge.

In return we can offer excellent CPD opportunities and a supportive and friendly team to work with.

Further details about the school can be found on our website   Closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 22nd February 2018.

An application pack and application form is availale below - completed applications should be emailed to [email protected] or sent via post to Mrs J Manning, Personnel/Recruitment Manager, The North School, Essella Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 8AL.  Alternatively you can apply via the Kent-teach website at or by clicking the vacancy title above.

Science Technician (Maternity Cover) Recruitment Pack (Jan 18).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.