Head of Physics, Little Chalfont

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Dr Challoner's High SchoolLittle Chalfont
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Faculty – Science 

Head of Department – Physics

Head of Department - Biology


Dr Challoner's High School is a leading selective state grammar school for girls, with a strong academic tradition and an ambitious outlook for the future. The school has a broad vision for education and is characterised by a highly purposeful pursuit of personal bests with a keen sense of fun bubbling under the surface. Challoner’s girls are articulate, courteous, sparky, hard-working and achieve highly in all areas. The school is graded Outstanding by Ofsted and gained the Exceptional Schools Award. 

We have vacancies for both Head of Physics and Head of Biology. Depending on the experience of the applicant we would like one of these roles to be Head of Science Faculty. We are seeking two very well-qualified, experienced and inspirational teachers for both of these roles.

Science is a successful, popular and highly-regarded subject at Challoner’s High, all three Sciences attract large numbers of bright and high achieving students and a significant number go on to study science related courses at university.

Within the Challoner’s High Science Faculty you will experience:

  • · Exceptional students who consistently attain outstanding results and make teaching an absolute pleasure
  • · A positive place to work with excellent facilities, including interactive whiteboards and other IT resources, and exciting plans for new cutting edge labs that are in the process of being fitted
  • · A supportive and highly capable and committed teaching team and experienced technicians
  • · Excellent opportunities for professional development, including a proactive and highly regarded CPD programme, supporting the development of middle leaders across the school
  • · London Fringe allowance
  • · Subsidised gym membership; staff discounts at local shops and restaurants in Little Chalfont

· The best advert however for working at Dr Challoner’s High School will always be our hugely rewarding students


Responsible to Head of Faculty or Senior Team depending on role


Salary / Allowances applicable TLR 2.2 for HOD (currently £4,312 pa) TLR 1.1 for   HOF (currently £9,381 pa)


Start Date September 2018


Application Deadline Noon, Thursday 22nd February


Interview Date Tuesday 27th February

An information pack is available from the Vacancies section of the school website or from adele.cook@challonershigh.com

Informal visits to the school are welcome

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and those interested in job-sharing.

Dr Challoner’s High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Please refer to our website where you can view our Child Protection and Safeguarding, Recruitment and Equalities 

Policies; all of our polices are available at www.challonershigh.com 

Job location

More about Dr Challoner's High School
Address: Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 9QB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 763296