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Team Leader – Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Teachers with QTS/QTLS: £25,714 to £41,604 pa

Teachers without QTS/QTLS: £18,169 to £28,735 pa

Plus Teaching and Learning Responsibility Allowance of £2,873 pa

(starting salary dependent upon experience), Required for January 2021

Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With around 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. At Kenton we are passionate about providing the very best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally and our strong and committed team share our vision of ensuring all our students not only reach their potential but that they are confident, happy and resilient students who treat each other with compassion and respect.

We pride ourselves in offering our students a broad and balanced curriculum and this includes offering both Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy at both Key Stage 4 and 5. At Key Stage 4, we offer a Level 2 Certificate in Hair and Beauty, where students are taught practical skills underpinned by theory lessons focusing on research skills, design brief skills and science knowledge. At Key Stage 5 we offer Level 3 technical diplomas in either Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy. These courses comprise of practical units, end point assessments and a final synoptic practical exam, and a theory curriculum running alongside with 2 external exams.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative and creative hair and beauty specialist to join our team as leading and developing the subject areas to achieve strong student outcomes. The post is open to both those with qualified teacher status and those with other relevant vocational qualifications. If you are the person we are looking for, your excellent subject knowledge and practical skills will be underpinned by a passion for teaching and the ability to apply a range of teaching and learning strategies. You will possess the ability to work effectively with all students, engaging them through exciting, yet challenging, lessons and embedding a culture of positive behaviour for learning. And, most importantly, you will be committed to our school ethos of ‘all different, all equal,’ instilling high expectations in all our students.

You will possess a flexible approach taking an active part in school life, such as attending parent evenings and open evenings. You will also be proactive in responding to the changes to practical subjects that are required due to Covid-19. In return Kenton School offers fantastic opportunities to committed and enthusiastic teachers and offers tremendous developmental possibilities due to its success, size, facilities and a forward thinking management and staff working together to offer the best available chances for our students.

Click on this link for a detailed job description and person specification

If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, please complete the online form via selecting ‘Quick Apply’ or download an application form from our website and return it to

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 16 October 2020

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


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