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Second in Charge of Science Department

Woolwich Polytechnic School For GirlsGreenwich

Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls, part of the PolyMAT multi academy trust, is an all-inclusive girls’ school, the latest addition to the Trust and sister school to Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys. The two schools work in close collaboration and both adhere to the Trust’s motto of “stronger together.” All staff in the Trust have an innate passion and drive to empower and educate our students, to help them become the leaders of tomorrow. 

The Trust recognises the importance that each of its schools also has a strong individual identity and this why Woolwich Poly Girls has its own values of: Leadership, Excellence and Resilience.

Woolwich Poly Girls is a school that prides itself on staff wellbeing, innovation and research. A recent wellbeing survey showed that a resounding 98% of staff felt that WPSfGs has a supportive culture and ethos in which they flourish.

Our students strive for excellence and deepen their resilience and stoical behaviours at every step. They are driven by their teachers’ high expectations and their exceptional skills. Our thorough behaviour systems are consistently well-managed so that you no longer have to worry about low-level disruption. The relationships you can build with students, and the learning you can foster in your classroom, are remarkable.

We teach a mastery curriculum, covering fewer topics each year, and do so in real depth. Research shows that lacking vital literacy skills holds a person back at every stage of their life. That is why our dedicated staff promote a strong culture of reading and provide children with opportunities and the key to enjoying reading, as ultimately students who read for pleasure are proven to achieve greater success. This is why all our lessons start with a read now task and students are studying academically demanding texts in all subjects.

We seek a professional who is driven by self-improvement and has an intellectual approach to their own pedagogy. We want someone who is passionate about their subject, welcoming and with a lot of personality.  But most of all, we want someone who loves to see students succeed. 

 If you are looking to join a dynamic, passionate and supportive department where each member is valued, you should apply for this role. We like to think of ourselves as a team, where we work collaboratively in achieving our departmental vision.   

 Our vision is to aspire to develop the future leaders in science. We encourage our students to challenge the world around them through knowledgeable insight and curiosity. We want to nurture confident yet resilient scientists who understand our complex yet beautiful world. We want every door to be open for our students so that they can pursue a career in STEM or to have a deepened understanding of their world and have the ability to share their knowledge.  

 We are a team of passionate and driven practitioners who deliver a carefully sequenced curriculum to ensure that all of our students have access to knowledge, support and opportunity in their journey towards excellence. Our subject is truly unique, and we aim to collectively showcase and celebrate it. 

 The successful candidate will have access to a state-of-the-art teaching lab and facilities. They will have opportunities for professional development and progression. They will receive regular CPD intended to uplift and upskill. They will have classes who are enthusiastic about their studies and curious about Science. The successful candidate will teach classes who are respectful and genuinely interested in their learning and what you will be teaching them. They will have a team of technicians devoted to supporting them and elevating their practice.  

 We are looking for a real team player to submerge themselves into ‘the Poly way’. We are looking for a candidate who is extremely passionate about their subject and who is willing to develop their subject knowledge and pedagogy. We are seeking candidates who can contribute and who want to make an impact in our growing department. 

 As a member of staff at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls we can offer you:

· Opportunities for career progression

· Excellent professional development

· A contributory pension scheme

· Opportunities to collaborate with outstanding and dynamic teaching professionals

· Access to various discounts for a small monthly fee

· An employee assistance programme

· Season ticket loans

· Finders fees for personal introductions of staff that we employ

· Excellent catering facilities

· Secure on-site parking

PolyMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction, which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

The school is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled.

Previous applicants need not apply

To apply please go to our website .  For further information, a confidential discussion or any other queries please contact Ms Ann Cherry, PolyMAT HR Manager at  acherry@woolwichpoly.co.uk




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