Chemistry Teacher

The Tiffin Girls' SchoolKingston upon Thames

Would you like to use your Chemistry skills to teach highly motivated students in a welcoming and supportive environment? We’re looking to appoint a teacher of Chemistry who has the subject knowledge and desire to inspire our extremely engaged, articulate and diverse student body. The school greatly values the contribution that the study of the Sciences brings to its curriculum offer and to the all-round development of the students, helping them flourish as global citizens.

Chemistry is an extremely popular A level choice. Students enjoy undertaking the challenge of competitions such as Salters and Science Olympiads, and many go on to study science related subjects at top universities.

Newly qualified teachers are very welcome to apply - we support the development of new teachers through an excellent NQT training programme and the science departments are very supportive in their approach.

Candidates suitable for the role will:

  • ideally be confident in teaching Chemistry to high achieving students to A level. However, new teachers will be supported in developing the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching to A level over a period of time
  • be at a considerable advantage if able to teach general science to Key Stage 3 and another science to Key Stage 4
  • be passionate about personal and professional development and demonstrate a willingness to engage with the findings of evidence-based research through our whole school CPD programme.
  • help extend and enrich students’ school experiences beyond the curriculum
  • have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and parents

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to join a highly successful Chemistry department with a wide range of experience and expertise
  • a stimulating and creative environment in a school where extra curricular activities flourish
  • a CPD provision tailored to your needs focusing on areas of research and development
  • a diverse workplace, with an engaged student and staff community who are currently collaborating on a review of the school’s approach to equality
  • a two week October half term
  • a supportive environment where the work-life balance of teachers is proactively supported
  • numerous other benefits (please see our attached information pack)

The Tiffin Girls’ School is ideally situated just fifteen minutes’ walk from Kingston upon Thames town centre and mainline station (Zone 6).

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Please apply using the downloadable application form on this page or available on our website, or contact the school office. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 1 March 2021

Interview date: Friday 5 March 2021

The Tiffin Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and support this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to both a full employment history and child protection check, and will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (criminal record) check.

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