Teacher of Science, Purley, Surrey

Closing date:

The John Fisher SchoolPurley, Surrey
Date posted:
Start date: 7th January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: NQT-MPS-UPS (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes



Tel: 020 8660 4555 

Fax: 020 8763 1837

email: johnfisherschool@suttonlea.org

London Borough of Sutton

Sixth Form: 225

Students on roll: 1067


(Preferably with Physics or Chemistry Specialism)

NQT-MPS-UPS (Outer London)

Full time position available

Opportunity for a TLR during the academic year for the right candidate 

Required from 7th January 2019 

“Nurturing young Catholic gentlemen. Aspiring for Academic, Cultural & Sporting Excellence”

Pupil Premium Award Winners & 'Prince's Teaching Institute Mark' 2016, National Rugby School of the Year and UNA Debating Champions 2017

We wish to appoint a full time or part time teacher of Science to join this Outstanding department. Applications are welcome from individuals of all faiths or none, who will support the Catholic ethos of our school. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a team of dedicated specialists who ensure that students enjoy learning and achieve excellent outcomes.

Our repeatedly oversubscribed School achieved 80% 4+ in Maths and 79% in English at GCSE. 21% of all grades were 7+. The Sixth Form received an ALPS ‘3’ judgement in 2018 with 51% of all A-level and BTEC grades A*-A and 68% A*-B. 

In our previous Ofsted Section 5 inspection both ‘Behaviour & Safety’ and our Sixth Form were judged ‘outstanding’. In our most recent monitoring visit (January 2018) Ofsted stated that the ‘…steady and reassuring approach ensures the strong commitment of staff…’ and ‘the teachers are welcoming and friendly, and it creates an atmosphere where you belong…’ 

We achieve consistently outstanding KS4 results – in June 2018 42% Grade 7-9 in GCSE Biology, 39% Grade 7-9 in GCSE Physics and 46% Grade 7-9 in GCSE Chemistry. At A-level, Chemistry received an ALPS 2 and Physics received an ALPS 5. Many students at the John Fisher School aspire to pursue Science and Medical courses at University. Recent past A Level students have gone on to study subjects such as Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Pure Physics & Medicine. The school is a member of the ‘Partners in Excellence’ club. 

The Science Team consists of nine full time teachers and three technicians. The department currently has eight classrooms, all equipped with interactive white boards. The Physics department has dedicated teaching rooms in our new £2.8 million Sir David Lane Building. 

We offer:

· A strong feedback culture and established programme of induction and mentoring.

· A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be nurtured and talents valued.

· A commitment to your professional development and leadership training.

· The chance to network with outstanding practitioners as part of the ‘PIXL’ programme.

· Free access to our on-site gymnasium.

· Residential experiences available to Austria, Spain, Belgium, France, South Africa and USA.

Please contact Janet Rigby, Office Manager on jrigby3@suttonmail.org to arrange a visit or an informal discussion. 

Application forms and job details are available by downloading via the website on www.johnfisherschool.org/Career-Opportunities where further information on the school and department may be found.

Completed application forms should be sent with a covering letter to Mrs Rigby by the closing date:

Thursday, 15th November 2018.  Interviews will be held from week beginning 19th November 2018. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. An enhanced DBS will be required. 

Job location

More about The John Fisher School
Address: Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3YP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6604555