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Physics Teacher

Ferndown Upper SchoolDorset

Main Scale Physics Teacher

TLR opportunity for Head of Physics for the right applicant

Required to start as early as possible in 2022, a teacher of Physics at GCSE level with the opportunity to also teach at A Level.  

Ferndown Upper School is a very special place to work because we have well behaved students, who allow their teachers to teach, we focus on work life balance to ensure that staff spend their time on the activities that actually make a difference and we have a friendly and supportive staff body.  

The Ferndown Upper School Science Faculty aims to create a centre of excellence for STEM. We have a strong reputation and full team of experienced teachers.  The Science Faculty is a friendly, collegiate team, who work hard together to achieve high standards and have achieved excellent results.  It is a strong faculty with high levels of recruitment and success at A Level, with many going on to take these subjects at University. There are four teachers of biology in the department, three physics teachers and three chemists.

We have a sophisticated range of STEM enrichment in place, including the EPQ, green powered car and careers events. To further enhance our provision we are now running ‘Triple for All’, which means all our students will be entered for triple science GCSE. At FUS, we only teach our students in separate sciences and believe that they should have access to teachers with specialisms and high quality subject knowledge. 

We welcome applications from both trainees/ECT’s and more experienced teachers of Physics. 

What Ferndown Can Offer You:

• Great students who behave – you can make a difference to their learning. 

• The opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues.

• Tight, robust behaviour systems.

• Highly visible and supportive senior leaders who have your back.

• Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to organise/run/chase), helping to underpin impeccable behaviour, so you are free to teach.

• A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – you do not need to mark exercise books – we do not have onerous or impossible marking policies.

• No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback, helping you to continuously develop – we believe that trusting our staff with autonomy helps to develop a strong staff culture.

• Centralised, shared units of work and resources.

• Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities.

• Really well-kept site and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset.

If you would like further information, please contact Kimi Bothamley, Director of Science at 

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