Staff and student

Current Vacancies

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to references and DBS clearance.


Childcare Practitioner

Sticky Fingers and OASTies childcare setting for 18 months 11 year olds, based in Wadhurst at Uplands Community Centre, is looking to recruit an experienced nursery assistant for 15 hours per week, 48.91 weeks per year. If you are highly motivated, ready for a challenge and have a level 3 or above in childcare and/or playwork, contact Amanda Dann, Childcare Manager on 01892 786586 for more details and an application form.

Salary range: Single Status Grade 3, points 5 7 (£13,795 £14,587 pro rata) depending on age and experience.

Person Specification
Job Description

Closing date for applications: Monday 31st March 2014

Application form (pdf version)
Application form (Microsoft Word version)


Teacher of Mathematics
From September 2014

At Uplands, we are committed to the encouragement of daring mathematicians, who are unafraid to challenge themselves, and who see connections between different areas of maths. We want all our students to develop rigour and insight through problem-solving, which will be invaluable whether or not they continue to study maths to an advanced level. Experience of successful teaching at Key Stage Five is desirable, but not essential. Responsibility and recruitment allowance considered for an exceptional candidate.

It is vital that the classroom provides an atmosphere in which collaboration and innovation are encouraged, and in which wrong turns are not simply dismissed, but are used as a source of reflection in the pursuit of a deeper understanding. Likewise, the teachers in the department are expected to employ a variety of approaches, considering their benefits and sharing their experiences with colleagues in a supportive fashion.

Pay range between £21,804 and £37,124 according to relevant skills and experience of the applicant and subject to any national pay review.

Uplands is a highly successful mixed 11-18 comprehensive [nor 921, including 178 in the Sixth Form]. OFSTED, July '13 - 'Staff are extremely positive about the school's refreshed direction under the new headteacher'. 'The school is purposeful and teaching is good overall, with some that is outstanding'.

Uplands is a Specialist Science and Arts College.
Staff have free use of a quality fitness suite.
Closing date for applications: midday Friday 28th March 2014

Letter to Applicant
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Job Description

Further details can be obtained from Karen Sheppard, PA to the Headteacher on 01892 786575.

Application form (pdf version)
Application form (Microsoft Word version)


Part Time Examination Invigilators - Claims Only Contract

Required for internal and external public examination seasons. Salary will be Single Status Grade 4, Point 9 (£7.95 per hour). The duties will be:

  • To maintain security in the examination room.
  • To ensure that candidates have the correct materials, sufficient paper etc.
  • To support the welfare of candidates should any be distressed or need non- academic assistance.
  • To assist with setting up the examination room prior to the exam, and collecting and checking papers when the exam is finished.

Exam Invigilators will be responsible for the examination room and the return of scripts to the Examination Officer.

Job Description
Person Specification

Further details can be obtained from Karen Sheppard, PA to the Headteacher on 01892 786575.

Application form (pdf version)
Application form (Microsoft Word version)