Head of Chemistry, Hammersmith, London

Closing date:

The Godolphin and Latymer SchoolHammersmith, London

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with the post and dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Head of Chemistry

For 1 September 2019

The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of the country’s leading independent day schools for girls, located on a six acre site in Hammersmith, London.

The School’s facilities are excellent, making it an exciting place to both learn and work.  The bright, creative and highly-motivated girls at Godolphin and Latymer receive unrivalled academic and pastoral support and outstanding examination results are achieved.

Subjects within the large and thriving Science Faculty are extremely popular.  Taught by specialist teachers and supported by dedicated technical staff, a range of new technologies is used in a modern suite of well-equipped classrooms and laboratories to facilitate effective learning.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a well-qualified and driven Head of Chemistry, or a suitably experienced and ambitious Teacher of Chemistry looking to progress to a Head of Department role, to join the school from 1 September 2019.  An inspirational teacher and leader, the key responsibilities of the appointed candidate will include ensuring effective teaching and learning, monitoring and evaluating pupils’ work and achievements, and ensuring that that the department has the leadership and support necessary to build on its already excellent standards.

The post-holder will confidently lead a team of eight enthusiastic and proactive Chemists, with a strong focus on skills development and independent learning.  High importance is placed on hands-on practical work.  The ability to teach up to and including A Level, and ideally the IB Diploma Programme, is essential.  Some experience of Oxbridge preparation would be desirable.  We currently teach Edexcel Chemistry at A Level and IGCSE Edexcel at GCSE.

All members of the department play a role in the extensive extra-curricular life of the faculty and our students enjoy participating in a wide range of additional activities, in a stimulating and fun learning environment.

The salary will be commensurate with the post and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Accommodation may be available for new staff in a local six-unit property.

For further information about our school and this role, please visit www.godolphinandlatymer.com.  Fully completed application forms must be returned to the school by post or by email to recruitment@godolphinandlatymer.com by noon on the closing date.  Please note that applications must be made on the school’s application form.  Neither CVs nor late applications will be accepted.

Closing date:  Noon on Wednesday 20 February 2019

Interviews:  Monday 4 March 2019

Applications may be considered on receipt and interviews could take place prior to the advertised closing and interview dates.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Charity called The Godolphin and Latymer School (charity registration number 312699) is administered by The Godolphin and Latymer School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 3598439).

THE GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER SCHOOL, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG.

HMC/GSA 800 girls, 11-18 (220 in the Sixth Form).

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More about The Godolphin and Latymer School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87411936
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About the school

The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of this Country’s leading Independent Day Schools for Girls. Founded in 1905, it has been both a state grammar school and an independent school in its 110 years. Located in Hammersmith, West Lo...