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Head of Physics

Townley Grammar SchoolBexley

Start date: January 2022 or April 2022

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and passionate Head of Physics. This is an ideal position for a dedicated and enterprising teacher, where future leadership opportunities are available for the right candidate.

As well as being an innovative classroom practitioner, the successful candidate will have a knowledgeable and creative approach to future development, the ability to inspire and motivate, and will be a strong team player. 

There are approximately 1,500 students on roll, including a co-educational sixth form, over 400 of whom, approximately half of the sixth form students, take a Science subject at A Level. The ability to teach two Sciences up to GCSE and Physics to A Level would be desirable.

Our STEM provision extends beyond the curriculum with exciting fun-packed off-curriculum STEM Days, a highly successful STEM Leadership programme and numerous clubs and events throughout the academic year. Our recent ‘Y7 Magic of STEM’ Day and our celebration of British Science Week videos can be seen here: 

We have exciting and innovative relationships with Science specialist schools in Russia and Japan, we have built rockets with the Moscow State University and have worked with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles to name but a few. Our school can offer exciting international opportunities to interested scientists. 

We provide a full and robust induction programme for all new members of staff, as part of the school’s Staff Development Programme, with further support for staff new to the teaching profession. We encourage professional development across the school including opportunities to share ideas for improving teaching and learning. 

We offer a bespoke and personalised range of pathway opportunities, including NPQML, NPQSL and opportunities to study for a Diploma or Masters with Buckingham University.  This position will provide a sound foundation for further promotion within the Odyssey Trust and beyond.

Closing date: 2nd December 2021

Interviews week beginning 6th December 2021

Please note that early applications are encouraged as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Townley Grammar School is committed to the wellbeing and happiness of staff.  We have an extensive programme of wellbeing sessions for all staff and are committed to providing a positive and supportive working environment for all. 

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