Head of Chemistry, London

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Francis Holland School, Regent's ParkLondon

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Start date: January 2021
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: According to the competitive FHS salary scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking a well-qualified full-time Chemistry specialist to lead a lively and forward-looking department. Chemistry is a popular subject in the school and achieves excellent examination results at IGCSE and A level. Three sets currently take the triple award IGCSE Science in the UV (Year 11) and one set takes the Dual Science Award. There are two UVI (Year 13) and two LVI (Year12) A level Chemistry classes, and the department offers additional teaching to girls applying to Oxbridge as well as to those taking the LVI Cambridge Chemistry Challenge and the Chemistry Olympiad.

The successful applicant will have the ability to teach from Year 7 up to and including Oxbridge level. Previous experience of GCSE/IGCSE, and A level Chemistry teaching is essential. The candidate should also have a keen and informed understanding of science pedagogy, a willingness to explore different teaching styles and an up-to-date knowledge of recent curriculum changes. Good ICT skills are important.

The school places great emphasis on the professional development of its entire staff. Staff at Francis Holland School enjoy a significant range of professional benefits. A comprehensive schedule of continuing professional development and INSET training, both internal and external, is provided for all staff. A three-course lunch is available free of charge to all FHS employees and an interest-free loan for travel season ticket is offered to all staff, on application to the Bursar. Daughters of staff are offered a 50% reduction in school fees.  

For further information, please download a copy of the Applicant Info Pack or visit www.fhs-nw1.org.uk 

Application forms, including a letter in support of your application and full contact details of three referees (including email addresses), should be sent to jobs@fhs-nw1.org.uk  

Applications deadline: 9am, Tuesday 25th February 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 3rd March 2020 (non-flexible)

FHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to DBS clearance. Registered Charity: 312745



More about Francis Holland School, Regent's Park
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Clarence Gate, Ivor Place, London, NW1 6XR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 77230176
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