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Job details
Employer Thames Christian College
Location Wandsworth
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

A rare opportunity to join a committed staff team with excellent career development opportunities, freedom to be inspirational and make a difference. If you want a different teaching job with a positive challenge in an inclusive independent school where pupils are well behaved, valued as individuals and inspired to learn, we want to hear from you!

Thames is a thriving mainstream school with a diverse range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The school caters for a range of pupils’ needs from the strongly academic to those who find academic work more challenging but who are often very creative. With high expectations of achievement and behaviour, pupils are characterised by their development into vibrant young leaders, hallmarked by their integrity and maturity. 

We are looking for a committed individual with a passion for Science to join our Science Department. The successful applicant will teach Biology and Chemistry across KS3 and KS4. Excellent career development opportunities exist as we are planning to expand into new purpose-built premises by 2020 as well as add a sixth form which will bring the teaching of KS5.

Teaching at Thames is inspiring as smaller classes enable the development of rapport with pupils as individuals. The school has a strong ethos that promotes high standards of behaviour, respect and self-esteem. CPD is excellent. Established 16 years ago, the school has grown consistently each year. The school is a member of the Independent Schools Association and won the Award for Outstanding Contribution for International Understanding in 2015 for its trip to rural Tanzania.

Applications are welcome from experienced teachers although this would be an excellent role for an NQT. Thames has an excellent CPD programme and a strong track record of mentoring NQTs.

The role:

  • Teaching Biology and Chemistry across Key Stage 3 and 4
  • Developing well-differentiated schemes of learning and resources 
  • Preparing pupils for Biology/Chemistry IGCSE

The post is open to an excellent teacher who will:

  • Be a graduate with a relevant good honours degree 
  • Have experience of working in either the private or maintained system
  • Have a commitment to embracing challenges and raising pupil attainment
  • Be a creative, inventive and dedicated classroom practitioner with a real passion for your subject
  • Have an exceptional eye for detail
  • Respect the school’s aims and values

Thames Christian College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work at the school to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post including an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and checks with previous employers.

Closing Date for Applications: 11am Friday 30 June. Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews may occur at any stage so we recommend early application.

Full details about the post, application form and information about the school are available at 

About the employer

Thames Christian College School is a small independent secondary school for boys and girls within 8 minutes' walk from Clapham Junction station. We offer an education that is recognised for its caring Christian ethos, academic excellence and personal...

Information about Thames Christian College
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
Denomination Christian
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