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Head of Physics

Guilsborough AcademyNorthamptonshire

Head of Physics and joint 2nd in department

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and inspirational teacher to join our committed, enthusiastic and high performing team as Head of Physics and joint 2nd in department. As Head of Physics you will have responsibility for the overview and development of the teaching, delivery and monitoring of Physics at all key stages. The role provides an excellent opportunity to gain vital leadership experience, whilst contributing to continued improvement and success within the science department. The Science department consistently achieves results well above national average. In Combined Science, 87% of students achieved grade 4+ and 67% of students achieving grade 5+ at GCSE in 2018/2019; due to COVID19, data for 2020 is not comparable. We also teach the three Separate Sciences to over 20% of our cohort with 100% achieving a grade 4+ is all three subjects; 98% achieved a grade 5+. We aim to create an enjoyable and nurturing working environment for both staff and students, where together we strive to actively engage, learn, and improve. The department is popular with post-16 students with all three sciences being taught at ‘A’-Level.

Job purpose

 To be responsible for Physics at all key stages which will involve monitoring and updating the assessment structure and intervention programme as necessary.

 To be able to manage a team of teachers and provide support across the department.

 Coordinate and develop all aspects of teaching and learning in Physics ensuring high achievement and engagement of all students.

 To work with the Director of Learning and other Heads of Subject to monitor and evaluate student progress throughout the key stages and accurately target intervention where required.

 To be an effective professional who demonstrates excellent curriculum knowledge, can teach and assess effectively and to a very high standard, take responsibility for professional development and ensure students achieve well.

 To be a key member of the Science Curriculum Team and contribute to the high standards of teaching and learning.

 To be able to teach Physics at all key stages.

Staff wellbeing is at the core of our working practises in the department and staff retention in the department is very high. We have a huge collection of resources and offer staff extensive CPD opportunities. 

If you would like to join our friendly and happy Science department, we would be delighted to hear from you. Applications are welcome from both experienced teachers and NQTs.

For further information and an application form please visit our website:

Closing date: 14th April 2021 2pm 

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