Part-time Teacher of Physics, 0.65 timetable

Harrogate Ladies' College - Senior SchoolNorth Yorkshire

Part-time Teacher of Physics  (0.65 Timetable)

With the ability to teach Chemistry to GCSE

To start on 31 August 2021

This post offers a great opportunity to join the Science department of a well-established independent girls’ school, with an enviable reputation and record of success in the field of Science.  We are looking for an experienced, energetic, passionate and talented practitioner to join our successful Science team.

Harrogate Ladies’ College was founded 125 years ago and is an independent school with a Church of England foundation offering day, boarding and weekly boarding. The School is a member of the Girls’ School Association teaching boys and girls aged 2-10 and girls 11 -18 years.  Harrogate Ladies’ College was deemed to be Excellent in all areas in the ISI inspection of 2017.

A willingness to participate in the pastoral and extra-curricular life of the day/boarding School is essential and to take an active role as a Form Tutor.

The Department 

The Science department is a highly supportive environment with a team of six talented and reflective teachers and two dedicated full-time, experienced laboratory technicians. There is a purpose-built block with six well-equipped laboratories, two for each Science. We have a staff room, three staff workrooms and three prep rooms. Students also have access to an IT laboratory. All laboratories are equipped with projectors. The Physics department is dynamic and fully resourced to support the delivery of the subject. Students are given numerous opportunities to develop their practical skills throughout the three Key Stages, and this prepares them for a wide range of Post-18 courses. Students often choose to continue their education at top universities in STEM related courses. 

 The Curriculum 

Upper 3 (Year 7), Lower 4 (Year 8) and Upper 4 (Year 9) are taught, with access to the Activate scheme, mainly by subject specialists for one double a week in each discipline. 

At Key Stage 4, all pupils follow the Pearson Edexcel iGCSE Separate Sciences specifications, usually with group sizes of around 15. A few continue on to the Dual Award specification in Upper 5, following consultation with parents. We also cater for short stay students from Europe. 

At A level, pupils follow the AQA specifications in all three subjects and are entered for the A level examination at the end of the two year course. In the Lower 6, students have four doubles and a single lesson of teaching, and in the Upper 6 students have 4 doubles, for each of the sciences. A level physics pupils currently study the Astrophysics option as part of their AQA course. 

The Role 

You will be expected to: 

• Teach engaging lessons which bring the subject to life and excite pupils, 

• plan and deliver lessons which stretch and challenge students throughout the full age and ability range,  

• support students with different learning outcomes 

• enthuse and build student confidence in their own learning, 

• become an integral part of a cohesive teaching team 

• use and share best pedagogical practice. 

Extra-curricular Activities 

All staff are expected to contribute to the academic life of the department beyond the classroom. Currently the Science department offers Physics and Chemistry Olympiad Clubs, Junior Science Club, Ingenieurs Club, Medics and Vets Club. Students can also attend clinics to receive additional support with their learning. There is scope for a suitable candidate to use their own areas of interest to establish a new club. Additionally, Science pupils are provided with opportunities to attend lectures at local universities and schools in all three disciplines, take part in external competitions including Olympiads, C3L6 and Top of the Bench, and participate in a wide range of events linked to and British Science Week, Chemistry Week and Biology Week. In the summer term, we run a Forensics Day for the U4 and also a L4 STEM Day. There are also opportunities to participate and organise educational visits overseas.  

“Our pupils past and present are testament to our ethos – they are well rounded, confident and empowered individuals who excel both inside and outside of the classroom and go on to achieve amazing things beyond our family of schools.” 


Closing date:     12.00 noon, Thursday 20 May 2021

Interviews:               Week commencing 24 May 2021

Applications should be made on the School’s Application Form with a Covering Letter.   Forms are available on the TES job link or by email from:

Before completing the School’s application form, applicants should read the School’s Staff Privacy notice which details how the School will process their personal data for recruitment purposes, and beyond, if they are recruited.

Harrogate Ladies’ College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will not be allowed to start in school until all pre-employment checks have been completed satisfactorily.  The successful applicant must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. The School is an educational charity and equal opportunities employer.

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