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Sir Norton Knatchbull - 1637


The Norton Knatchbull School is blessed with an amazing, hard-working and dedicated team. We, as a school, strongly believe in investing in people and helping them grow. We support our employees in career development and respect initiative and ambition.  Staff progression is actively monitored through a thorough Performance Management Review (PMR) and constant opportunities for personal development are offered with our Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

In accordance with our Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy, the Norton Knatchbull School is committed to equal opportunities for all job applicants.  It is important for our students to understand and experience the strength and depth of a diverse community and we aim to create a culture that encourages and values diversity, and that appoints, rewards, and promotes staff based on merit.  To show our commitment to this, we regularly celebrate culture days and events; and the school is actively working towards the Race Charter Mark.

As well as formal and informal training, we offer coaching, mentoring and peer support to ensure the progression of our staff. We always encourage staff to obtain new qualifications and actively support career progression. SLT have an open door policy should staff need to discuss anything on a one to one basis. Last but not least, we encourage staff to attend in-house "Well Being" sessions to learn new hobbies (photography, yoga...) or just relax with colleagues. 

We are also delighted to announce that we have signed up with award-winning healthcare provider, Benenden Health, to offer free membership to all participating staff here at NKS. There is a vast range of member benefits and other schools who have joined have reported significant staff take-up, popularity and impact. This is part of our commitment to the wellbeing of staff at NKS and we look forward to rolling out the scheme from April 1st 2024.

CURRENT VACANCIES - Further Information 




Part Time Teacher of Science (Fixed Term)| Advert Job Description | Closing date 29th April


We have no current support staff vacancies.


We have no current apprenticeship vacancies.


To apply for the above positions, please download and complete the NKS application form using the link below and return it by email to Mrs Catriona Dunton, HR Officer: 

In addition, we kindly request that you complete our separate Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Self-Disclosure Form using the links below.


School Direct placement programme

Would you like to turn your degree into a teaching qualification? As part of the Shepway Teaching School, (STS), partnership we offer places on the Schools Direct programme. This is designed for graduates who would like to qualify in one year. There are both salaried and unsalaried routes.                       

For further information please see the link at the bottom of this page.