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Second in Physics

Whitgift SchoolCroydon

Full Time, Full Year

Whitgift is one of Britain’s leading independent day and boarding schools, set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast. We are proud to be able to offer:

• a unique, tailor-made education for boys aged 10-18

• beautiful and historic parkland site with outstanding facilities

• a record of outstanding academic achievement

• superb facilities for over 40 sports, an exciting performing arts programme and wide range of co-curricular activities

• excellent pastoral care

We are seeking to appoint an academically rigorous, dynamic, creative and flexible Teacher of Physics/Second in Department to assist with the management of the Department. As second in department you will work closely with the Head of Physics; a great opportunity to develop suitable skills for those with aspirations in the academic side of school life. Outstanding subject knowledge, energy, initiative and the ability to sensitively manage diverse colleagues and inspire pupils are essential traits. Examination results are excellent in this subject and applicants will:

• have excellent subject knowledge have the skills to promote a collaborative learning culture to maintain high standards

• be able to demonstrate a talent for motivating and enthusing young learners to achieve their best

• have excellent planning and preparation skills

• have the ability to problem-solve and manage classroom behaviour effectively

• be resilient under pressure

• have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Staff will be encouraged to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated.  Accommodation may be available. Assistance is offered towards removal expenses.

In return we offer a generous salary and benefits package including Teachers’ Pension Scheme (with Life Assurance cover), Employee Discount Club, discounted school fees for the Foundation Schools, discounted off-peak membership at our on-site gym (Nuffield Health), Simply Health cash plan, a range of family-friendly benefits and a season ticket loan.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For further information and an online application form, please visit For any queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email

Applications will be reviewed daily and we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Whitgift School (part of the Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Where applicable, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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