Specialist Science Teacher (Biology, Chemistry or Physics with the ability to teach general science to KS3), Wandsworth

Closing date:

Southfields AcademyWandsworth

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible.
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Who we are: 

We are a successful, dynamic and forward thinking science department with a strong emphasis on developing teachers in their subject specialism. The team are constantly reflecting and sharing ideas and are aided by a Head of Department and a Science Lead Practitioner to encourage and facilitate this behaviour. Our heads of subject (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) regularly hold CPD on their specific areas based on feedback from the team with the aim being to improve and refine subject knowledge in preparation for the new GSCE and A Level qualifications. Our customised KS3 syllabus enhances our pupils' ability to become successful GCSE students through a spiralled curriculum that reinforces key scientific concepts and progressively builds upon them to GCSE. 

Within the department there are experienced teachers, a Head of Department, a Lead Practitioner and the support of members of the Senior Leadership Team.  The department prides itself on its innovation and excellence in moving practice on to support student development.

As a National Teaching School, Southfields Academy offers a comprehensive and well thought of support programme for NQTs led by Senior Staff. 

Southfields Academy is a thriving non-selective secondary academy located in south west London.  It has recently undergone complete redevelopment and benefits from the cutting edge in sporting facilities, art, design & vocational technology facilities, spacious and bright communal areas and classrooms.  All of which are equipped with the latest technology and designed by our staff and students to ensure their fitness for purpose to educate the children of today and future-proofed for the children of tomorrow.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a motivated and inspiring teacher who is a specialist in Biology, Chemistry or Physics and will be able to teach their specialism to students of all abilities up to A Level and the ability to teach general science up to Key Stage 3.  Candidates will need excellent planning skills, good classroom management and be able to teach in a variety of teaching and learning styles.  This post would suit an N.Q.T. or an experienced teacher.  We are mostly looking for a like-minded candidate whose philosophy of education is based on developing STEM education and scientific thinking and who is prepared to deliver this to students from a wide range of backgrounds.

The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability or age.  All applicants are considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the job.  The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Academy will only accept applications directly from candidates themselves.

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume you were unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Please note that we reserve the right to close this post early, should we receive a high volume of applications.



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More about Southfields Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 333 Merton Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 5JU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8875 2600
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Who we are

Southfields Academy is a stand-alone converter academy situated in South West London on the Southfields - Earlsfield border.  The Academy is the modern incarnation of Southfields School which was founded in 1949. The school was founde...