Newly Qualified Teacher of Physics, Exeter

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Exeter Mathematics SchoolExeter

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,442
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Exeter Mathematics School (EMS) is a unique 6th form, created to meet the needs of able Mathematics students throughout the South West. Jointly sponsored by the University of Exeter and Exeter College, it opened in September 2014.  The school is a learning community in which students' needs are at the centre. EMS students expect high levels of challenge coupled with thoughtful support and guidance, working in an atmosphere that fosters creative and rigorous thinking, encourages enquiry and engenders confidence in problem solving. 

In addition to Mathematics and Further Mathematics, the vast majority of students elect to study Physics and increasing numbers are also studying Computer Science.  Teachers of Physics work closely with those of Mathematics and Computer Science to enrich and integrate the curriculum.  Our Physics department is exceptionally strong; we are a lead school for the Institute of Physics, providing support to local schools and CPD opportunities for teachers.  As part of a comprehensive outreach programme we host Isaac Physics events for students and deliver Teacher Subject Specialist Training for non-specialist teachers of Physics.  

We have an exciting opportunity for a Newly Qualified Teacher who is ambitious to develop their teaching alongside our experienced and dynamic team. 

This role would commence from September 2018.  We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly-qualified, reflective, NQT that is committed to developing their practice to the highest level.  The post holder will have a significantly reduced timetable, will participate in team-teaching, will conduct research and will be supported throughout the year towards the completion of a masters degree or other significant research.  In addition to teaching students at EMS, s/he will participate in outreach events (in the school day and at weekends) and gain broader experience through working with other schools.    

The successful candidate will be committed to developing pedagogy and collaborative working and be able to challenge, stretch and support the most able students as they prepare to study mathematics-related degrees, including Physics, at top universities.  A determination to make a positive difference to students is essential.  

EMS is a small school, catering for just 120 students.  You will be one of only 10 teachers in the school; as part of a small team, you will need to work flexibly and will have a significant role in the ongoing development of the school and its curriculum.    

EMS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.   All appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks, together with the receipt of references.  

Further information about the school, additional information for prospective applicants and an application form are available on our website: opportunities.  

If you would like more information or the opportunity to discuss this post, please get in touch by emailing  

The final closing date is 12pm Monday 5th February, however applications will be considered as received.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 8th February.

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More about Exeter Mathematics School
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Address: Rougemont House, Castle Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1392 429 020