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Head of Physics

Hazelwick SchoolWest Sussex


TLR 1a (currently £8,291 per annum)

Join Hazelwick – a popular, highly-successful and happy community where our students enjoy learning and teachers enjoy teaching

Our shared vision is “for each and every student to achieve their maximum potential.”

Salary: £26,948 - £42,780 (MPR/UPR including Fringe Area Allowance)

plus potential recruitment incentives up to £10k.

Hazelwick is a high achieving and oversubscribed 11-18 mixed secondary school with 1500 students in Years 7 – 11 and 350 students in the 6th form.

As one of the highest performing schools in West Sussex, with a Progress 8 score of +0.47 (2019), we have an unwavering focus on enabling our students to achieve their maximum potential.

According to our recent Ofsted report, Hazelwick is a school:

•which is a warm and welcoming place to be with a clear sense of teamwork and community spirit and with excellent working relationships between staff and students

•where leaders and staff are passionate about wanting the best for every student

•which has strong staff morale and a strong sense of pride, which is shared by students and parents

•which has a clear programme of teacher coaching and professional development in place

•where students make consistently good progress across the wide range of academic subjects on offer

•where behaviour is very good; students are polite, friendly and conduct themselves well; they value their learning and play a full part in lessons

•a school where teachers are proud to work

•a school with excellent developmental and CPD opportunities for staff

Science at Hazelwick is:

•taught by a team of highly skilled, supportive and dedicated staff

•a popular KS5 option with 15 classes across the department and excellent results

•a supportive and collaborative staff team

•fully committed to STEM and a wide range of co-curricular activities

For September 2021 (or earlier by agreement) we are looking for:

•an experienced and exceptional mentor, with the vision and drive to lead our talented and enthusiastic department

•an outstanding and innovative teacher who is passionate about teaching and learning and is committed to excellence and high student achievement

•a skilled practitioner with the ability to teach A Level Physics and KS3 & KS4 Science, enabling students of all abilities to reach their maximum potential.

•a teacher with a passion for working with young people and a perseverance to make a difference to them and their future

•a teacher with a focus on their own professional development and a drive to work with us to become the best teacher they can be

•Hazelwick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and communicates a clear framework to employees.  Safeguarding is a key aspect of every role and all staff must have read and be fully aware of the Child Protection Policy.  This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

As we are currently unable to offer tours of the school for interested candidates, we are happy to arrange an informal discussion about the post with Adam Chase, Assistant Headteacher.  If you would like to arrange a telephone call, please email

Please return your completed application by 9am on Wednesday 3rd February 2021.

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible, as there may be occasions where we will close a vacancy and interview once sufficient applications have been received

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