Head of Department: Physics, Chiswick

Closing date:Expiring soon

Kew House SchoolChiswick

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Directors of the Gardener Schools Group have established Kew House School in the conviction that there exists an opportunity for a different kind of independent secondary school in London - academically demanding but with a modern approach to selection criteria, the flexibility of the curriculum and recognition of creativity and talent.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced graduate to join us as Head of Physics. You will be an outstanding teacher of Physics with the ability and enthusiasm to teach Physics at GCSE and A level.

Requirements for the position

  • A good degree in an appropriate subject and a recognised teaching qualification
  • Experience or the ability to teach all science disciplines across Key Stage 3 and the capability to deliver a range of disciplines at GCSE level with a focus on Physics
  • The ability to deliver Physics at A Level is essential
  • The ability to lead a team of staff and manage the curriculum and resources for this subject
  • Experience in the development of outstanding resources, lesson sequences and schemes of work for new courses as the science curriculum continues to evolve
  • Commitment to, and experience of, using a range of teaching styles and methods including ICT. Classrooms are equipped with IWB/digital projectors
  • Willingness to offer extra support through subject clinics and revision classes when necessary to guarantee the progress of our students
  • A sense of humour
  • Willingness to participate in the wider co-curricular life of the school showing commitment to the ethos of the school and flexibility in achieving its aims

The school is committed to staff development and the position will provide a good springboard for further promotion within the school and beyond. All staff will be encouraged to attend INSET courses and will be provided with ample professional development opportunities.

Candidates are required to submit a completed application form together with a supporting letter of application and details of two referees. One referee should be able to comment on the teaching skills of the candidate, and one must be the current or most recent employer. References will be taken prior to interview. Candidates must provide original documents as proof of identity at interview. Completed applications should be emailed to officemanager@kewhouseschool.com or posted to Mr Mark Hudson, Headmaster, Kew House School, 6 Capital Interchange Way, London, TW8 0EX

Closing date: Noon on Friday 24th May 2019

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by telephone and asked to attend an interview by arrangement The school welcomes applications from teachers in the state sector, a significant number of staff have joined us from this sector. We also welcome applications from newly qualified teachers.

All appointments are made in accordance with our equal opportunities policy and applicants should let us know of any special needs they may have. Kew House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and questions will be asked at interview to assess suitability of candidate to work with our children. All appointments are subject to satisfactory Criminal Record (DBS) check. All appointments are made in accordance with our equal opportunities policy and applicants should let us know of any special needs they may have.

More about Kew House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 6 Capital Interchange Way, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8742 2038
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