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Teacher of Chemistry (part time)

Harris Westminster Sixth FormWestminster

Harris Westminster Sixth Form is looking to hire a qualified teacher of chemistry who is both passionate about preparing London's most able state school students for entry to the world's top universities and is keen to join a highly academic and successful department.

This opportunity is a fixed-term contract from 22nd February to 13th July 2021, working on a part-time basis (0.6).

Your opportunity

Looking to thrive in a rewarding role? Inspire a love of chemistry in our young people. As part of Harris Westminster Sixth Form, you will be join a fantastic community of staff. Your role will be:

  • To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
  • To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/form tutor.
  • To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
  • To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.
  • To share and support the academy's responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We are looking for a chemistry teacher with:

  • Enthusiasm, passion, outstanding subject knowledge and a consistent drive to teach beyond A*
  • Vision, presence and clarity
  • A love of learning and a desire to further your knowledge both within and outside your subject
  • The ability to deliver consistently good (or better) lessons
  • QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree

As part of the Harris Federation, you can expect to work in an atmosphere of mutual support and co-operation with superb professional development and promotion opportunities within both the Sixth Form and the Harris Federation. If you are committed to the learning and well-being of London's teenagers, we welcome your application.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Westminster Sixth Form

Harris Westminster Sixth Form combines the energy of brilliant young people from across London’s diverse neighbourhoods, the strength of Westminster School in teaching academically able students, and the Harris Federation’s experience and expertise in running outstanding maintained sector schools. This sixth form is a unique collaboration between two champions of UK Education; the Harris Federation and Westminster School. It is over-subscribed, academically selective and has incredible diversity in its student cohort with no ethnic group exceeding 20% and 40% of students having received Pupil Premium. 70% of HWSF students go on to study at Russell Group universities and we have one of the largest Oxbridge cohorts of any school (state or private). 25 students from the 2019 cohort gained places and 45 have offers to join them in 2020. We are looking for outstanding individuals to join this exciting, scholarly, and vibrant community.

Academy Ethos

Ambition. Perseverance. Legacy. Kindness. Scholarship.

Harris Westminster students expect great things of themselves; they aim high and meet their targets, gaining places on the most competitive university course and apprenticeships, and from those courses into elite careers. They work hard to reach their ambitions and learn that setbacks are reasons to review strategy and try again rather than give up. They aim to make their mark on the world for the long term and learn that they can have a positive and lasting impact. Students from different backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles work together and listen to each other to understand more deeply how these differences affect our experiences, to overcome prejudices and create a more equal society. During their time at the school they develop a love of learning and acquire the habits of enquiry, knowledge acquisition, and scholarship.

Why work at Harris Westminster Sixth Form?

  • One of the most academically challenging, inspiring, and diverse student bodies in the country
  • A positive and innovative learning environment, working with interesting and intelligent colleagues in an environment of high standards and professional autonomy.
  • A supportive and friendly staff body and well-used staff room with lively discussion of everything from pop culture to theoretical physics.
  • A unique location in the centre of Westminster that raises aspirations and provides opportunities for events in Westminster Abbey and an impressive range of weekly guest speakers whose talks are enjoyed by staff and students
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development and future promotion with support and challenge (both subject-specific and generally applicable) coming from inside the school, across the road at Westminster school, and through the Harris Federation.

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

Find out more about Our Benefits

Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Read our Diversity and Equality Notice 

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