Teacher of Physics, Lancashire

Closing date:Expiring today


Date posted:
Start date: 15th April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary will be dependent on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Stonyhurst College is the UK’s leading Catholic co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 3-18. Boarding is from the age of 7.

At the College, there are approximately 500 pupils aged 13-18, two thirds of whom are boarders. At Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, the adjacent dedicated preparatory school, there are around 300 pupils aged 3-13. Stonyhurst is set in stunning countryside, near the Ribble and Hodder rivers and the beautiful Trough of Bowland. 

We are looking for a Physics Teacher to join an enthusiastic and successful department and teach Physics to pupils aged 11 to 18, up to and including A Level or IB Physics.  An ability to offer a physics based extra-curricular activity such as Robotics or Astronomy (Stonyhurst has its own Observatory) would be welcome and the ability to teach some KS3 Maths is desirable.

At Stonyhurst you will teach pupils about the universe and the amazing range of different ways that nature’s building blocks can be put together and interact with each other. You will encourage pupils to look critically at the world and how our ideas about it have developed through the ages. 

We aim to help students develop skills and capabilities that will help  them in their adult and working lives. Many of our students go on to study science based courses at university.

The department is well resourced with a full time Physics Technician, a prep room, a small workshop, a dark room, three well equipped teaching laboratories fitted with interactive whiteboards, a large project laboratory and a shared ICT suite with 24 computers. In addition there is a department office/teacher resource area and a HOD`s office.

Exam results are consistently strong at all levels and our pupils regularly win medals, including gold, in the GCSE and A-Level British Physics Olympiad competitions.  

Key teaching responsibilities usually undertaken by a teacher:

• Actively promote the Stonyhurst ethos as set out in our Mission Statement.

• A full teaching load.

• Such contribution to the smooth-running of their academic department as is required by the Head of Department.

• A contribution to games and/or extra-curricular activities.

• An involvement in boarding pastoral care, usually as a member of a playroom or house team.

• Provide tutorial support as tutor to a group of pupils.

• Cover for absent staff as required.

• Attend whole school events such as assemblies, school masses, etc.

• Attend events such as parents’ weekends, Great Academies, etc., as required from time to time.

• One or more weekly studies supervision duties.

• One or more other weekly staff duties.

Closing date: Friday 6th December at 12 noon. 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11th December.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

More about Stonyhurst
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Stonyhurst College & Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 826345
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What sort of school is Stonyhurst?

Stonyhurst is a Catholic, HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) independent boarding and day school for boys and girls from 3 to 18. At Stonyhurst College, we have almost 500 pupils aged 13-18, over two ...