Portland Place School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children. All staff are trained in child protection. We ensure all candidates are properly police checked on appointment. The school will only accept fully completed application forms with three references and cvs attached.
Portland Place School is a leading independent co-educational day school for children aged 10-16, located directly in the heart of the City of Westminster. It was founded with a particular purpose in mind: to be an alternative to the intense, large, examination focused independent day schools of which there are many in London.
We believe that exceptional teaching, combined with a modern curriculum inside and outside the classroom, provides the best stimulus for children to become inquisitive, open-minded and creative learners and achieve beyond exams.
The Science Faculty is based in a building on Great Portland Street on three floors with 6 laboratories. The staff within the Faculty consist of highly skilled and dedicated people who are passionate about their subjects, teaching in a very experiment-based way. Science is taught at KS3 to KS5. The school is looking for an enthusiastic and highly skilled Teacher of Science with an ability to teach Chemistry A Level.
The successful applicant will have their own laboratory to use as a base and pupils will come to him or her for lessons. The normal teaching load is 19 x 65 minute lessons per week. The post is for a fixed term position of two terms (in the first instance) starting from January 2019. The post is suitable for an NQT or experienced teacher for whom the school provides the ISTIP route.
The salary will be in line with mainstream sector but in the Alpha Plus Scale. The successful applicant will be able to engage, motivate and drive enthusiasm amongst our students for their chosen subject and play a key role in raising attainment.
The applicant will be able to contribute, along with the rest of the Faculty staff, to further promote and develop Science across the school.
At Alpha Plus schools and colleges we offer rewarding careers. Our teachers and staff are passionate about education and have a desire for personal development.
Alpha Plus is a values-led organisation that prides itself on its high expectations of all involved in the education process.
The successful candidate will meet all the requirements of the person specification, will receive strongly supported references and be subject to enhanced criminal record checks. All applications welcome regardless of age, gender, disability, ethnicity or religion but candidates must be fit and medically fit and have the right to work in the UK. Please view our school policies via the APG Portal.