Lead Practitioner of Chemistry, Epsom, Ewell, Surrey

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Glyn SchoolEpsom, Ewell, Surrey

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Leading Practitioner Pay Range LP5 - LP14, £44,545- £55,338
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you a current or aspiring Leading Practitioner looking for a new role within an 'outstanding' school?

Glyn School is seeking to appoint an innovative, dynamic and passionate teacher to join our successful Science Department as an aspiring or current Leading Practitioner of Chemistry. Glyn has developed a reputation for challenging and stretching students with engaging and enriching teaching across all key stages. The successful applicant will join a large Leading Practitioner team and will be central to the continuation and development of the outstanding teaching that takes place across the school.   

Science is an integral part of the curriculum at Glyn and is taught across KS3, KS4 and KS5. Each class at KS3 is taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics and periodic set changes occur based on regular assessment. Triple and Combined Science is offered at KS4. Science is a popular subject choice at KS5, with an average of three A Level classes for all branches of Science - Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Our highly engaged and hardworking students achieve excellent examination results, as demonstrated by results of 99% A*-A in GCSE Triple Science. In 2017, as a school, we had record A Level results; Physics, Chemistry and Biology A*-A outcomes were in line with overall school results.

Glyn School is ideally situated just ten minutes’ walk from both Ewell East and Ewell West stations, both of which are approximately 20 minutes from Clapham Junction and within Zone 6.

Why should you teach at Glyn:

Glyn is an ‘outstanding’ school; to be exceptional is for our students to leave not only with the grades necessary to pursue their goals, but also with the life-skills they need to thrive and contribute to the global economy and community.   

Learning and Teaching is at the heart of the school. Our teachers have a passion for their subjects and build strong relationships with students to cultivate their ‘love of learning’. We are unashamedly determined in pursuing the simple ethos that the classroom should be an exciting place to be. We offer our teachers unprecedented support to hone their craft and ensure that their personal learning, and by extension, our students’ personal learning is an inspiring journey.

What fellow teachers say about their careers at Glyn:

“I joined Glyn School as the Head of History and Politics in September 2015. My reasons for joining Glyn were to be part of an outstanding school which was also a teaching school. Being a part of a wider GLF MAT brings opportunities in terms of career development as well as working with colleagues from across schools to enhance our practice and support our students”.  

"Glyn have been incredibly supportive and invested heavily in my training to ensure I am the best possible education I can be".

"I moved to Glyn after five years at a grammar school. It was definitely the right move for me. I absolutely love the atmosphere at Glyn” 

We can offer you (please do review our Glyn Staff Welfare document that is included in this advert):

  • The opportunity to work as part of a large team of Leading Practitioners.
  • An opportunity to develop your teaching career through our extensive CPD programme whatever your level of experience. Glyn has achieved Investors in People (Silver) status demonstrating our commitment to Continuing Professional Development.
  • An opportunity to teach in a well-resourced and highly successful faculty.
  • A culture of coaching with regular career development meetings offered with the Headteacher.
  • An opportunity to further accelerate your career as part of a collaborative environment within GLF Schools.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Be an excellent and creative classroom practitioner.
  • Have excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Be able to work as part of a team leading whole school learning and teaching.
  • Deliver whole school CPD.
  • Provide support to colleagues as part of our successful coaching programme.

School visits:

Visits to Glyn School are welcome and warmly encouraged. Please contact Sri Narasimhan, HR to arrange for a school visit.

Interview date:  

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview as soon as applications are received. GLF reserves the right to invite candidates for interview prior to the closing date. We would therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

A few facts about Glyn: 

An oversubscribed 11-19 Academy, Glyn is the lead school, ranked 'Outstanding' in the successful and thriving GLF Multi Academy Trust. We are a vibrant school for boys aged 11-16 with 1253 students on roll (year 7-11), and a successful mixed Sixth form with 554 students. In 2014, we were designated a teaching school, one of a select number that represent the most outstanding and innovative practices nationally.

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More about Glyn School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: The Kingsway, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1NB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87164949
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Glyn School is a values driven, learning centric and innovative school, with an Ofsted ranking of ‘Outstanding’ in 2009 and 2012. An oversubscribed 11-19 Academy, Glyn is the lead school in the successful and thriving GLF Multi Academy Trust. We are ...