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Head of Physics

Tes Schools RecruitmentKent

Head of Physics.

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive all-girls school, based in Kent. The school is looking to add a Head of Physics to their progressive and supportive Science Department ideally starting in April or September 2021.

The role will include managing the delivery of Physics at KS3, GCSE and A-level across year groups 7 to 13. You will lead your department to enhance provision and will get the chance to lead on exciting project work throughout the year. Project work may include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. However, as Head of Department you will have full autonomy to ensure your department meets targets and exceeds needs of our learners. You will lead by example, supporting and empowering your department’s teachers, staff and pupils to achieve to the best of their ability.

The Head of Department will also line manage the Physics department, supporting the SLT link and Headteacher to ensure the department achieve to its maximum potential.

“We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Physics teacher to lead our Physics provision. Our Science Department thrives on the notions of inclusion, creativity and enthusiasm for the subject. We deliver a broad curriculum building science skills through the teaching. The Science team is led by a Head of Science and each curriculum area has its own subject specialist lead, as such the post holder will receive support from a highly experience subject leader, whilst having the autonomy to continue to develop and expand the Physics provision in the school.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the Physics curriculum and how this can be taught in an inspiring way to maximise exam success, whilst developing a love for the subject and an engagement with all of the subjects within the discipline. We are looking for someone who can spark students’ passion for the subject, and to help students to lead successful future lives. They should also be able to evidence a proven track record of high impact in teaching, learning and curriculum excellence, to support strong outcomes and learning experiences. The ability to extend students’ engagement beyond the school day, through extra-curricular would be an advantage. 

The department attained strong results last summer, in both  combined and triple science GCSE and also in all 3 A level subjects, we have also introduced Btec level 3 Forensic Science to the Sixth Form curriculum from September 2020 which has increased the opportunities for continued excellent results. "

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;

• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQSL and MA in Educational Leadership

• progression support throughout the school and wider group

• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• the chance to take on further responsibility such as Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• a relevant Physics Degree or a related subject

• experience of delivering Physics up to GCSE and A-level pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• experience managing a department: specifically people and financial management

• a love and passion for education.

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Please feel free to call Tom Nutley on 0776 700 1965 or drop an email to for further information. REF: 1392766

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