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Dr Challoner's High School

Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire

Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
13 November 2017

Job overview

Head of Physics

January 2018

Dr Challoner's High School is a leading selective state grammar school for girls, with a strong academic tradition and an ambitious outlook for the future. The school has a broad vision for education and is characterised by a highly purposeful pursuit of personal bests with a keen sense of fun bubbling under the surface. Challoner’s girls are articulate, courteous, sparky, hard-working and achieve highly in all areas. The school was graded Outstanding by Ofsted in 2012 and gained the Exceptional Schools Award in 2014. 

We are seeking a very well-qualified, experienced and inspirational teacher to lead the Physics Department across the school and join our outstanding Science Faculty. Sciences at A level are extremely popular and many students go on to study science based degree courses, Physics is a successful, popular and highly-regarded subject at Challoner’s and will be a very rewarding subject to lead and develop further. 

Within the Science Faculty you will experience:

  • Exceptional students who consistently attain outstanding results and make teaching an absolute pleasure
  • Excellent facilities, including interactive whiteboards and other IT resources 
  • A supportive and highly capable and committed teaching team
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development, including a proactive and highly regarded CPD programme, supporting the development of middle leaders across the school
  • London Fringe allowance
  • The A level sciences are incredibly popular choices with the girls.Subsidised gym membership; staff discounts at local shops and restaurants in Little Chalfont
  • The best advert however for working at Dr Challoner’s High School will always be our hugely rewarding students

Responsible to Head of Faculty (Science)

Salary / Allowances   applicable TLR 2.2 (currently   £4,399 pa)

Start Date January / Easter or June  2018

Application Deadline 13th November   2017

Interview Date 15th November   2017

An information pack is available from the Vacancies section of the school website or from adele.cook@challonershigh.com

Informal visits to the school are welcome

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and those interested in job-sharing.

Dr Challoner’s High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Please refer to our website where you can view our Child Protection and Safeguarding, Recruitment and Equalities 

Policies; all of our polices are available at www.challonershigh.com

The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure. 

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We  are a selective girls’ grammar school and have a tradition of excellence  that will never change but we are also passionate about breadth of aspiration and opportunity.  At the heart of our inspirational school we strive to free girls to be themselves. We pride ourselves on our sense of community spirit and a school where all can be confident and courageous.  www.challonershigh.com

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