Head of Physics, Walsall

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Barr Beacon SchoolWalsall

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR2B £4,657 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

“As individuals, we can make a difference.” – Michio Kaku

To really inspire the next generation of physicists you need an environment with the right conditions. You need an environment where pupils genuinely want to learn. An environment in which your colleagues are as geeky about your subject as you are. 

Whatever your level of experience in the classroom, it’s your passion for your subject that counts. We prize love of learning above all else. 

We need a talented head of physics who has the passion to lead a team in providing pupils with the best possible experience of this fascinating subject. Could it be you?

With our unparalleled professional development opportunities, you will be able to progress in your career, whatever stage you are at. This includes a fully-funded Masters programme open to all.

Our teachers work very hard but they only ever do work which is going to make a difference for our pupils.  Quite simply, we believe in common sense approaches to everything.  That means:

  • Our teachers do minimal marking. Why spend ages with a red pen when there are much better ways to give pupils the feedback they need? 
  • We never ask for lesson plans.  Of any kind.  Ever.
  • Although schemes of work and resources are provided, they are not prescriptive – we cherish individual approaches to delivery.
  • There is no pressure to ‘put on a show’ in lessons: A culture of typicality is reinforced by no lesson gradings (outstanding, good, etc).
  • Everyone has the highest expectations of behaviour, with all staff (not just teaching staff) reinforcing those expectations.
  • A clear system of sanctions is applied consistently so staff don’t have to battle with pupils.
  • Senior Leadership are very visible and all staff ‘own’ their corridors.
  • CPD is tailored specifically to staff needs, based off their feedback.  This includes a fully funded Masters programme available to everyone.
  • There are no prizes for looking busy or staying late – we work in a way that suits us we make sure you make time for ourselves and our families.

That’s just 9 of the things we do to secure our teachers’ well-being.  There are many more here: http://www.barrbeaconschool.co.uk/47-things-we-do-staff-well-being/  

We urge you to visit us. There’s a real buzz about the place which no amount of words can convey, so please come to see Barr Beacon School for yourself.

If you are already interested in joining us, visit www.barrbeaconschool.co.uk to download an application f orm and send it to Lynsey Draycott: LDraycott@barrbeaconschool.co.uk 

Closing date: Monday 11th November

Early applications welcome



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Old Hall Lane, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 0RF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 366 6600
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