Teacher of Physics, Croydon

Royal Russell SchoolCroydon

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Above the SNS scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Physics

Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon on the doorstep of London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England.  Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside improving academic success to continue to be the family school of choice in South London. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection

The Sciences are one of the strengths of the school and are some of our most popular A level choices with an increasing number of students applying for science degrees (including medicine). This role has been developed as a result of expanded curriculum time being created for both GCSE and A level.  Students are taught individual sciences from Year 9 onwards. At KS4 we follow the Edexcel IGCSE syllabus offering all three individual sciences as well as the Dual award, and Single award for a few students.  We are entering an exciting time as we commence the first phase of a £2 million investment in new laboratories and preparation spaces for all the Sciences. Each science has dedicated technician support to further extend student learning opportunities. 

You should be a well-qualified and inspiring teacher with outstanding subject knowledge, who is able to teach to A* at A level in Physics. This role requires experience and dynamism, teamwork and dedication, and an enthusiasm for the subject with a strong focus on excellent customer service and results at all levels. If you are ambitious to take on the opportunity of enhancing your skills for your next appointment by contributing to our extra-curricular programme or by supporting the pastoral life of our school, you may be the right candidate for us.

This exciting opportunity offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary above the SNS scale which rewards staff in line with their qualifications and experience, the opportunity to take on additional pastoral and academic responsibilities for which an additional allowance is paid, working with a fantastic team of dedicated, supportive and friendly staff, free meals, free car parking, working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, a discount on School fees, and the use of our sporting and gym facilities, all combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School. 

A fully completed application form which includes a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer should be emailed to hr@royalrussell.co.uk. References may be t aken up before interview. 

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 4 March 2019. Interviews will be held later this week. If you have not heard from us by Friday 8 March 2019 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Website: http://www.royalrussell.co.uk 

Tel HR: 020 8657 4433

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...