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Head of Physics

The Stephen Perse FoundationCambridgeshire

We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

I am immensely excited to have been appointed as the Principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation and am really looking forward to leading the Foundation in the years ahead. I am excited because all of the evidence I have seen tells me that the Foundation is superbly well placed, both to meet the challenges, and to seize the opportunities, presented by its future as a leader in modern independent education.

Any school, indeed any group of schools, is only as strong as its people. The Stephen Perse Foundation boasts exceptional people across all of its schools and nurseries, and invests in their recruitment, development and empowerment to ensure its pupils benefit from excellent role modelling, outstanding support and exceptional teaching. As incoming Principal, I realise the central importance of continuing this investment.

At the Stephen Perse Foundation, all are united in embracing the modern world and in seeking to help our pupils to find and take their place in it, as confident, socially responsible adults. We seek to attract people who are inspired by this challenge, people who share the Foundation’s values, people who are passionate about our collective vision of developing the change makers of the future.

Richard Girvan


Role Description

As a Head of Department, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that The Stephen Perse Foundation continues to be an exceptional place to learn. You will act as a bridge between the senior team and your colleagues as classroom practitioners, translating the big picture into the day-to-day reality of school life and influencing policy.

As a leader of teaching and learning, you will be a role model for your colleagues – all excellent practitioners with a passion for learning and a mind open to new ideas.

Specific Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning

Under the direction of the Curriculum Leader of Design Engineering:

• Contribute to the teaching of the subject

• Contribute to cross-curricular learning and related learning programmes as appropriate

• Participate in the development of programmes of study and schemes of work

• Produce reports and provide assessment data as required

Additional specific responsibilities:

• Contribute to extra-curricular and enrichment activities as appropriate

• Fulfil a pastoral role within the Senior school as a Tutor of an assigned Form or as a Sixth-form Tutor and to contribute to the guidance and PSHE programmes as appropriate

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