Teacher of Physics, Cambridge

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Abbey College CambridgeCambridge

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,338 - £44,377 per annum, DOE
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

- Teach Physics to small classes of able and enthusiastic international students.  

- From GCSE, A level and International Foundation  

- Join a team of passionate, friendly and tenacious teachers in one of the strongest physics departments we think you'll ever see.  

- One third of our A level students move to the top 5 UK universities.       

Department: Academic  

Responsible to: Head of Department  

Responsible for: All Students  

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm  Start date: ASAP                      

Remuneration Package:  £25,338 - £44,377 per annum, DOE     

About the Alpha Plus Group  

The Alpha Plus Group was founded in 1931 and currently comprises eighteen independent schools and colleges. The schools and colleges within the group have developed a longstanding reputation for delivering premium quality education. Alpha Plus Education Limited (APEL) provide student accommodation across the UK.  Students have a personal tutor at the college with whom they meet regularly to discuss their personal and academic progress and any welfare concerns.     

Physics Department  

The Physics Department at Abbey Cambridge is a large and very successful department of committed professionals who are passionate about the subject. We come from a range of backgrounds and experiences and we work together as a friendly and mutually supportive team.     

Overall responsibilities and duties

- Delivering high quality lessons

- Facilitating the college’s goal of high student academic achievement 

- Informing parents about student progress 

- Engaging in the college’s pastoral care for all students in the college

- Engaging in appraisals and reviews, and taking part in training and development  

The above list is not exhaustive other reasonable duties may be required     

Person Specification  

Qualifications and Personal Development

Essential: A good honours degree in an appropriate subject

Desirable: Teaching qualification; Other post graduate qualification  


Essential: Subject knowledge suitable to the post applied for

Desirable: Knowledge of alternative examination boards for this subject; Knowledge of other associated curricula  


Essential: A minimum of two years’ teaching experience for those without a teaching qualification. 

We accept applications from NQTs and provide a programme to support their QTS year at the college.

Desirable: Experience of teaching international students  


Essential: Good communication, presentation, planning and organisational skills

Desirable: A proficiency in ICT and its application to learning and teaching  

Personal Qualities 

Essential: Commitment to on-going professional development and training to develop outstanding classroom practice; A high degree of personal accountability and the capacity to use judgement and initiative.

Desirable: An ability to relate to students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.  


This post is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure        

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The post holder is expected to work within policies and procedures of Foundation and be committed to its values and expectations. This includes promoting and demonstrating the principles of equal opportunity (including encouraging diversity and tackling discrimination) and sensitivity to the environment.

Job location

More about Abbey College Cambridge
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 21 years
Address: Homerton Gardens, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8EB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 578280
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