Dunottar School - Head of Physics, Reigate, Surrey

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Dunottar SchoolReigate, Surrey

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dunottar School - Head of Physics
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Dunottar is a co-educational school for pupils aged 11-18 set in extensive grounds of 15 acres on the outskirts of Reigate. With a new Headmaster in September 2017, the school is on a very exciting journey.  The school is experiencing fast growth in pupil numbers and is currently in the process of a £6.6 million capital development programme to build a new Sixth Form Centre and a whole school Assembly Hall to accommodate future growth.  

Dunottar is a great place to work, with a team of highly professional and committed teachers and support staff.  We incorporate best practice from independent schools and academies right across the United Learning Group, whilst retaining our unique, friendly ethos in Reigate where pupils are nurtured to make significant personal progress at the same time as achieving excellent academic results.  United Learning is an outstanding organisation which prides itself on providing a working and learning environment which encourages ‘the best in everyone’.  You will join a network of staff belonging to 60 other schools, with opportunities to engage with fellow professionals which far exceed what one school could achieve on its own.  Personal development and career opportunities are excellent. They will also play an active role in the extensive and varied co-curricular program, both during the working week and some weekends.


Dunottar has a well-established Science department.  All science subjects are taught separately in Years 7-11.  From Year 9, pupils commence their Science GCSEs taking AQA science in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Combined Science. At A level the AQA specification is followed. 

The Science department has good facilities with five spacious, well-equipped laboratories and two preparation rooms.  There is a weekly science club during lunchtimes and after school as well as other enrichment opportunities for pupils.  The successful candidate will be expected to make a contribution to these initiatives as well as to the co-curricular programme. 

We are seeking to appoint a high calibre and enthusiastic Head of Physics to join this successful and friendly department.  We are looking for someone with an ability to stimulate curiosity and interest in Physics (and Science more broadly) and who is prepared to give full commitment to the aims and ethos of the Science Department and to Dunottar School.  

More about Dunottar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: High Trees Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7EL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1737 761945
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