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Woodbridge High School


TLR 1a £7,622
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
5 February 2018

Job overview

Woodbridge High School is a successful school situated in the heart of Woodford Green, North East London. It is fully comprehensive with an ethnically and socially diverse intake. The school has a strong and distinctive ethos of ‘Pride in Achievement’ and enjoys an excellent reputation within the local community. The outstanding 6th form achieves impressive results year after year. We are currently looking for an experienced & inspirational teacher of Physics to lead our team.

The Science department offers:

  • A 3yr KS4 programme of study with both triple science and combined science offered to students.
  • The opportunity to deliver your subject specialism from Y9 onwards, with guaranteed A-level teaching.
  • A strong emphasis on practical work in all subjects, at all key stages.
  • Improving results at GCSE and A Level in Physics.
  • Rising numbers of students at KS5 in Physics
  • Well-resourced departmental shared resources, with access to e-text books and differentiated materials.
  • A supportive and enthusiastic department including a committed team of technicians.
  • The opportunity to innovate and lead the Physics department as they continue to develop the delivery of the new A-level and GCSE Programmes of Study.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a strong belief in comprehensive education
  • Have the ability to deliver excellent student outcomes
  • Be an innovative and inspirational teacher
  • Be committed to their personal and professional development
  • Make a positive contribution to the school’s distinctive ethos
  • Have the experience of teaching a full age and ability range.
  • Have the ability to teach Physics to A Level
  • Expertise in using ICT for Learning would be an advantage

Woodbridge High School offers you:

  • The opportunity to work in a highly regarded school
  • A welcoming and friendly staff body
  • Motivated, well-behaved and friendly students
  • Opportunities for rapid career development and promotion
  • Access to state of the art sports and leisure facilities
  • Tailored professional development and training
  • A comprehensive staff wellbeing package

Woodbridge has recently expanded to ten forms of entry in each year group which has brought about many benefits and opportunities:

  • An £11m building programme has delivered brand new facilities which are enjoyed by all students and staff.
  • A broad, innovative and varied curriculum.
  • Smaller class sizes in some subjects.
  • Increased potential for career development and promotion.

Woodbridge High School is committed to working with local schools and leads on many aspects of school improvement and inter-school development. We would like you to consider being part of our team at this exciting time in our development.

The school is committed to promoting and safe-guarding the welfare of children. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and overseas checks where necessary.

Further details about the school, about the post and an application form are available from the school either by phoning 020 8504 9618, or by e-mailing hdalby@woodbridge.redbridge.sch.uk or they can be downloaded from the website www.woodbridgehigh.co.uk  

Closing date: Friday, 5th February 2018 at 9.00 am

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within a week of the closing date. Please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion if you have not heard within that time frame.

WOODBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL a Specialist Language and Business & Enterprise College with Vocational Specialism
St Barnabas Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 7DQ
Tel no: 020 8504 9618, Fax no: 020 8559 0487
Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beaumont, MA,BSc,NPQH
No. on roll 1630 (incl. 320 in Sixth Form)

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Headteacher: Steven Hogan

Woodbridge High School is a thriving, ethnically diverse, successful comprehensive secondary school that serves its local community in the heart of Woodford. The school is a ten form entry school with 300 students in each year group.

The sixth form of 400 students continues to prosper with the majority of our students staying on after year 11. The teaching staff are all specialists in their separate areas and permanently contracted to the school. Year on year the school attracts a high number of first-choice applications for year 7 entry, with a record number of first choice places allocated this year. The school has a diverse curriculum that meets the needs of all the students and provides them with a pathway towards their chosen careers. The school is a happy, flourishing and mutually respectful place of learning.

The latest Ofsted report describes it as a place where students 'receive an excellent education' and where 'behaviour in and around the school is exceptional' . Government figures reveal that students at Woodbridge achieve beyond their expected performance levels.

Woodbridge is a school with a commitment to high standards. Our ethos is one of kindness, inclusion, respect and aiming for excellence. Our commitment to the success of every student is reinforced by the school's motto: ‘Pride in Achievement’.

Students at Woodbridge benefit from first-class facilities including an artificial grass pitch, outdoor basketball nets and table-tennis tables, a fitness studio, a refurbished sports hall, a new building with a performance theatre, specialist art, drama and music rooms, and a remodelled library.

View Woodbridge High School’s Ofsted report

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