We are looking for an excellent Head of Chemistry with a passion for education. The post will suit a well-qualified and experienced individual, committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience for every pupil and leading a core department in the school. Chemistry is a popular and successful subject at Woldingham. The department consists of a team of 5 highly committed Chemists who work with a focus on practical skills and independent learning. There is a culture of sharing resources and ideas. The department is well supported by a team of enthusiastic and experienced technicians. So join the friendly and welcoming team here at Woldingham School – and enjoy all the support you need to achieve your professional goals.
Our girls’ passion for the Sciences speaks for itself. From courses based on Pearson Exploring Science, to Advanced Level courses, the Sciences are a popular and successful choice every year. Our school has an excellent record of Oxbridge success too. In addition, we provide an outstanding range of facilities including a dedicated suite of laboratories and a well-resourced library.
The ability to teach Chemistry across all Key Stages and up to A Level is essential, combined with first-rate organisational, team working and ICT skills.
Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.
Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments.
Please visit our website to download an application form. Once completed, return it to firstname.lastname@example.org with a supporting letter no later than 9am on 31 May 2018. Interviews will be held on 7 June 2018.
Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.
Professional development and staff welfare
Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.
Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site.