Teacher of Maths and Physics, Leeds

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The Grammar School at LeedsLeeds

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Above national scales
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) have an exciting new opportunity for an inspirational and well-qualified teacher with the ability to teach both maths and physics, to join our successful school from September 2018 on a one year temporary contract.  

We are seeking an enthusiastic classroom teacher who is committed to teaching either maths or physics to all year groups and the ability to teach the second subject at KS3. The successful candidate will also have strong classroom management skills and will be expected to play a full part in these busy departments.  

The contract available will be in the region of 0.6 fte to full time – to be confirmed once timetabling has been established, so we are seeking candidates who could work within these parameters. 

The maths department has eleven full time and three part time members of staff, all of whom are subject specialists. The department is well resourced with a wide range of texts, support and enrichment material available for all abilities. Students participate widely in UKMT competitions and in both Individual and Team Challenges. 

The physics department has a very high profile within the school, teaching all students from 11-16 and with large numbers in the sixth form. The department is large with seven academic staff and seven full laboratories plus a sixth form practical laboratory, preparation room and we benefit from outstanding technical support from two dedicated full-time technical physics staff. In addition to classroom teaching the department runs a number of super-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities, as well as numerous trips, competitions, conferences and visiting speakers. The department also runs a very popular Astronomy GCSE course as a lunchtime club and our students regularly get top medal awards in the Olympiads. In addition to this, the department has a wealth of experience in running CREST projects, coming runner-up in Young Engineer at the National Science and Engineering Awards and sending a team to the Houses of Parliament to present to ministers.  

Both departments have an outstanding academic record at GCSE, Advanced level and Oxbridge entry.  

Colleagues have the opportunity to participate in the wide range of extra-curricular activities available within the school and to support the house system. 

There are also a range of generous non contractual benefits available including salary sacrifice schemes and access to the school gym and pool.  

Full details of the post are shown in the job description and person specification on the school’s website (www.gsal.org.uk). Application is by completion of the online GSAL application form.  

Closing date: by 08:00 on: Thursday 22 February 2018  

Interviews will be held:  w/c 26 February 2018        

In addition to formal interviews there will also be an opportunity for short-listed candidates to see around the School and meet members of the department. Part of the interview procedure will be to teach a lesson. Details will be made available with the call to interview. All short listed candidates will be provided with lesson briefs.   

GSAL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required. 

GSAL is an equal opportunities employer, selecting employees solely on merit irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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More about The Grammar School at Leeds
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 229 1552
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