King’s College London Mathematics School (KCLMS) is for highly motivated students aged 16-19 with a particular aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. The school is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher of physics to lead and manage the physics department, taking responsibility for all areas of learning, teaching and assessment as well as outcomes in mathematics, and to help to realise the vision and ambitions for the school.
Physics at King’s College London Mathematics School is unique: not only does every student study this subject, but every student also takes Mathematics and Further Mathematics A-levels, meaning that topics can be tackled using considerably more mathematics than is usually assumed. The vision is for mathematics to be used to develop ideas, analyse problems and make verifiable predictions.
Physics is a central aspect of the school’s core curriculum and is thriving at the school: A Level results in August 2019 were 83% A*/A grades with value added at +0.6 grades per entry, there are many students who wish to apply to study it at top universities, there are keenly attended Physics, Astronomy and Engineering clubs, and a considerable proportion of students choose to enter the AS and A2 Physics Challenges. The Physics department consists of five well-qualified physicists in a combination of full-time and part-time roles, and is highly collaborative. The school has two modern, well-equipped science laboratories, a design laboratory featuring an extensive workshop as well as a laser-cutter and 3D printer, a spacious prep room, and support from a part-time technician.
The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials. They will have a proven track record of outstanding teaching and will have shown initiative and leadership in their career to date. A vital qualification will be that they share the vision of the school to help young people with a particular aptitude for mathematics find challenge and excitement in a curriculum that fosters intellectual growth and curiosity.
For more details or an application pack, please visit www.kingsmathsschool.com/about/jobs
The post will commence from 1 September 2020.
King’s College London Mathematics School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure through the DBS.
Closing date for applications: 12pm on Monday 27 January
Interviews will be held: Tuesday 4 February