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Independent Schools Inspectorate

The subject knowledge of teaching staff recruited by the senior management team is excellent and teachers share the vision that the team has created. All show a strong commitment to the success of the college. The creation of a friendly community which enables students to realise their potential is the focus of all staff.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

RIC is Kent’s fresh alternative to traditional independent education from Year 7 to Sixth Form. All teaching takes place in small, informal groups of mixed ability students. Our teachers are experts in their subjects, comfortable in a first name terms, non-uniform setting, lively and engaging and enjoy the company of young people.

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Dr Sophie Hilton, Chemistry tutor

Working at RIC is like a breath of fresh air, the small classes and the fact that the students are very well behaved and want to succeed in the subject means that I feel that I can convey my enthusiasm for Chemistry and turn my attention to every student.

Dr Sophie Hilton, Chemistry tutor

Required for an immediate start

Part-time Boarding Assistants to work evening shifts.

Part-time caretaker to work 6am-10am Monday-Friday.

Required for August or September 2020

Head of International Students

An experienced teacher and school leader is required to oversee the academic progress and pastoral welfare of our international student boarding community.

The successful applicant will have experience of a similar senior role in a boarding school or sixth form college.

Accommodation may be available.

Required for September 2020

Head of Lower School Mathematics

KS3 and KS4 Science teacher

Do you love science and want to convey that enthusiasm to students? Do you want to be able to teach small groups effectively rather than just control a crowd of students? Do you have lots of ideas for making science learning fun? This could be the job for you…

We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic teacher from September 2020 to teach Year 7 to 11 science. Must have experience of teaching exam classes and be able to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics to GCSE level. Experience of teaching AQA GCSE Sciences and/or Edexcel IGCSE would be beneficial.

Teacher of A level Biology

Experienced A Level Biology teacher required from September 2020. Small class sizes, average 8 students, teaching two-year A Level courses, one-year intensive courses and retakes. Candidates must have experience of teaching A Level Biology, and be confident running practicals, particularly the A Level required practicals. You must be flexible, motivated and able to work as part of a small team. Some GCSE teaching may also be required.

Teacher of English to GCSE

How to apply

Apply by completed application form which is available on request by emailing [email protected] Informal enquiries may be made to Caroline Dutton or Alistair Brownlow.

RIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Rochester Independent College has its own salary scales.

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Helen, joined RIC in year 8 from Trinity School

I am feeling fantastic! I got everything I asked for – and more! I’m still in shock over a few of my grades – I got an A in Maths, I’m so happy! I love all of my teachers; they bring you forward; they are firm but ever so supportive and are with you every step of the way. They are always kind in their guidance; their passion in their subject really does shine through and it’s contagious. I originally wanted to be a Marine Biologist but more recently I’ve thought about becoming a teacher – I’ve been inspired!

Helen, joined RIC in year 8 from Trinity School

Professional development

Rochester Independent College recognises the need to offer teachers first class professional development opportunities. The College is keen to support the further academic study of its staff and offers appropriate training in student welfare issues and ICT to all. There is a particular focus on ensuring that teaching staff are kept up to date with examination specifications and that boarding staff receive ongoing training appropriate to their roles.

The College is able to support newly qualified teachers in their induction year through the IStip programme.

All staff have private medical care after one year of service and income protection insurance after two years of service.

Rochester Independent College is part of Dukes Education and offers a range of group wide professional development opportunities including the Dukes Leadership in Education Programme.