Teacher of Chemistry, Sevenoaks, Kent

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Walthamstow Hall Senior SchoolSevenoaks, Kent

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The School is seeking to appoint a well-qualified, committed and enthusiastic part-time teacher to share in the teaching of Chemistry throughout the School, including A Level/Oxbridge as appropriate.    This is a part-time position, between 0.3 - 0.5 timetable.   

Chemistry is taught as a separate scientific discipline from Year 7 onwards.  In Years 10 and 11, girls study the Edexcel International GCSE Chemistry (9-1) as the full course or as part of the International IGCSE Science (Double Award) (9-1) course.  The majority of pupils elect to take full course Sciences.   

Over the past two years 93% of pupils have gained A* or A grades at International GCSE with 100% gaining A* to C.    

Sixth Form students follow the AQA specification.  Girls have been consistently successful at A Level with many gaining top grades and have gone on to read Chemistry, Medicine and Biological Sciences, amongst other subjects at university including Oxbridge.    

he department is well-equipped, with a good budget each year for new equipment, books and other resources.  There are two Chemistry laboratories, both with fixed data projectors and computers connected to the school network and to the internet, and one with an interactive whiteboard.    

The Chemistry Department also use the new Science laboratory in the new Sixth Form Centre.  

ICT and datalogging equipment is used in lessons and laptops and iPads are available within the Science Department.  Help and advice is available from the ICT team.     There are currently three Science laboratory technicians shared between the Chemistry and Physics Departments.    

Extra-curricular activities are an important part of the ethos of the Chemistry Department.  Each year a residential field trip is organised for Year 13 students to a disused copper mine in Ecton, Derbyshire to study transition metal chemistry.  Trips are also organised to Chemistry in Action lectures, Salters’ Festival of Chemistry and the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.  There is a lunchtime Science Club and the department is fully involved in organising and running a Science Week of lunchtime activities.    

Walthamstow Hall is a selective, academic, day school for girls in the heart of Sevenoaks.  It was founded in 1838 as an inter-denominational boarding school for the daughters of Christian missionaries and retains its broadly Christian ethos.  It has always been an aim of the school to promote an intelligent understanding of the Christian faith and the school welcomes girls of all faiths.  The school enjoys a fine setting with extensive views of the North Downs and Weald.  Our friendly and talented staff are at the heart of our success.    

The School has a new state-of-the-Art £5m+ Sixth Form Centre, which was opened in December 2017.   There is regular capital investment in ICT development and there is a clear commitment to the professional development of all staff.  Facilities were described as ‘outstanding’ in the recent inspection.  

Miss Stephanie Ferro, the Headmistress, took up her post in January 2018 from The Lady Eleanor Holles School,  having worked in Senior Leadership in a number of distinguished schools including Wimbledon High School and Redland High School.    

There are approximately 600 pupils in the school 3 - 18.  The Junior School (3 - 11 years) is on a separate site.  The majority of girls from our Junior School join us at 11+, along with pupils from 20 or so other feeder schools locally.  At 11+ there is a three form entry, going to four forms in Year 9.    We also have entry at 13+ and 16+, and retention into Sixth Form is strong.   

The school encourages high standards in academic work and personal relationships at all levels.    

Walthamstow Hall has its own enhanced salary scale based on Df E scales.  Accommodation may be available.    

Further details and an application form can be obtained from the Headmistress’s PA, Ms Kate Lippiatt: hmpa@whall.school  (Telephone 01732 451334)  

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 1 May   


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More about Walthamstow Hall Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1732 451334
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