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Chemistry Teacher KS3-5

Grey Court SchoolRichmond upon Thames


FT September 2021

Grey Court is a successful and oversubscribed academy serving a diverse community in an outstanding environment, situated in the London Borough of Richmond and in very close proximity to the beautiful River Thames.


We are seeking to appoint a highly qualified, motivated and innovative teacher of chemistry who will inspire our young people from KS3-to 5. The post would be suitable for a newly qualified or experienced teacher with good qualifications and a degree in chemistry (or a related field). The successful candidate should set high standards of teaching and learning and have strong skills in differentiating lessons for different abilities. The Humanities Faculty is a highly collaborative department and would welcome an applicant with strong interpersonal and communications skills.

The Science Faculty currently offers a wide range of opportunities at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. We run both separate and combined science options at GCSE. On average over 40% of students complete the separate science course and our results at GCSE level are significantly and consistently above the national average. At KS5 we run a successful chemistry course with results in the top 25% of the country. We have also introduced an Applied Science course at KS5 with opportunities for teaching a more vocational style of chemistry.  

At Key Stage 5, the chemistry department has developed a strong relationship with Kingston University allowing the students the opportunity to try NMR and Mass spectroscopy first hand whilst synthesising compounds such as paracetamol.  We also have an array of extracurricular activities for all year groups and we are looking for a candidate who has the initiative and motivation to get involved and even lead on such opportunities.

Chemistry, and science in general, is a very popular and thriving subject at Grey Court School. This vacancy provides an excellent opportunity to work within the well-resourced, state of the art laboratories in a dynamic and highly successful school. With a relatively new 6th Form, this is an exciting time to be part of the continuing development of strong Key Stage 5 teaching at Grey Court.


You will be expected to contribute to the successful results of our ambitious Science Faculty, which exceeds national attainment levels and ensures that Grey Court continues to have high aspirations for all our students.

You must be a good team member able to deliver an outstanding experience in chemistry/science lessons. You will have a strong commitment to high standards of classroom practice alongside a genuine regard for inspiring progress and a quality education for all our young people, regardless of academic ability. You will be expected to show initiative and take control in advancing schemes of work and resources to meet the evolving demands of the science curriculum.


Grey Court is committed to recruiting the very best teachers and support staff to benefit student experience in the classroom. We strive to to bring out the best in all our students whether they follow vocational or academic pathways.

Graded Outstanding by OFSTED (for the second time) in January 2018, the school opened its sixth form in September 2014, with our cohorts of Year 13 students achieving continuously exceptional results year by year. In 2016 we became part of the Every Child, Every Day Multi Academy Trust and consequently, have further developed extremely strong working relationships with our partner schools.

Grey Court is also a successful National Teaching School. Our programmes for teacher and leadership development ensure that all of our staff, from NQTs to senior leadership, have access to nationally recognised development opportunities.

If you would like to come and join us we would like to hear from you!

Closing date: Friday 5th March 2021

Interviews: w/c Monday 8th March 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment will be subject to the successful candidate undertaking an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For more information about Grey Court School, Job Descriptions and Application Forms please go the school website or call 020 8948 1173. For an informal discussion please contact Ms Amy Moran, Head of Science or email

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