Head of Physics, Uppingham

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Uppingham SchoolUppingham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Uppingham School has the highest ambitions for Science education, and our aspirations mean we now have an exciting opportunity for a new Head of Physics to play a key role in making Uppingham a hub of innovation for Science education.

Based in stunning, state-of-the-art laboratories within an award winning Science Centre, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership and development of Physics teaching at Uppingham, ensuring a teaching culture in which pupils of all ages and aptitudes are enthused, inspired, nurtured, challenged, and supported. 

You will also play an active role in the Science Faculty leadership team, regularly meeting with the Head of Chemistry, the Head of Biology and the Head of Science to ensure collaborative and impactful cross-faculty initiatives are supported and successful.

Physics is one of the highest achieving departments at GCSE and Pre U in recent years, helping pupils of all abilities to enjoy and succeed in their Physics studies. The Physics department plays an active role beyond the classroom in the overall academic life of the School. It organises Physics trips, often more than one per year. The department has an active Sixth Form committee, a broad-reaching lecture programme and an Oxbridge preparation group.

If you are an outstanding teacher and visionary leader who can build a rapport with pupils and guide, support and appraise a team of teachers to ensure excellence in the teaching of Physics we would be delighted to hear from you.

Uppingham School offers several benefits such as a pension scheme, a 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme, as well as free membership of the School’s dual-use Sports Centre and a school fee discount scheme for children of staff (75% discount on day fees).

For full details and to apply please click the apply button. 

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire, LE15 9QE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1572 822216
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Uppingham School is a mixed, Church of England independent secondary school with sixth form and boarding, located in Leicestershire. The secondary school, situated in Uppingham has approximately 791 students on record.

Uppingham School was founded in...