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Teacher of Physics

Wetherby Senior SchoolMarylebone

Teacher of  Physics (from Easter 2022)

Wetherby Senior School was founded in 2015 and is a member of the Alpha Plus Group of Schools and occupies two sites in Marylebone. There are currently around 420 boys.  Our GCSE results are excellent and we are proud to have continued this trend with our first two sets of A level results. Our students achieved grades that allowed them to gain places at top UK Universities such as; Cambridge, LSE, Imperial, Durham and UCL and Universities aboard such as; the University of Chicago, Pompeu Fabra Barcelona and the IE Business School Madrid.  

The School was founded to offer a progressive education in the heart of London. The School’s focus on providing an all-round education means that high standards are expected of the boys in all areas of school life. The School provides the boys with a broad educational experience, which includes Philosophy and Thinking Skills in the curriculum, to ensure that they are able to think critically and to problem solve but also to ensure they can be creative and collaborative in their approach, so that they develop a sense of social responsibility and respect for others. 

The post represents an exciting opportunity for a teacher with the necessary vision and ambition to help the School offer a first rate academic education for boys.  As a teacher at Wetherby you will have the opportunity to build your experience of working with a team of specialists and to develop the teaching of Physics in interesting and innovative ways, with the support of the Head of Physics.  The post would suit a talented newly qualified teacher or one with a couple of years’ experience looking to develop their career but applications are, of course, also welcome from more experienced.  Teaching staff at Wetherby Senior School have experience of teaching in both the maintained and independent sectors and colleagues looking to move into independent education are warmly encouraged to apply

The Science Department

The Science Department at Wetherby is made up of nine specialists. There are three Science Heads of Department (one of whom is also overall Head of Science), with six further subject specialists and two highly skilled technicians. The Science Department occupies the top floor of our Marylebone Lane site, with ten laboratories and two prep rooms.  Boys are taught by subject specialists in our well-equipped labs, with a strong emphasis on practical work to support the academic challenge of the course. The teachers are innovative and ambitious for the boys.

The Department benefits from interactive boards in all labs, three sets of iPads, as well as a wealth of experimental kit with which the boys learn science in a hands-on and exciting way. 

Physics at Wetherby

The Physics Department follows the Exploring Science course for Years 7 and 8 and we start the Edexcel IGCSE Physics course during the first term in Year 9. At A level we follow the AQA A level.

Our aim as a department is to provide exciting and interactive lessons where the boys can learn hands on in the classroom. 

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Physics to join an exciting department. The boys’ performance in public examinations has been strong and A level physics has grown in popularity. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about contributing to the department and preparing the boys to study at leading universities in the UK and abroad. A willingness to play a part in the co-curricular programme and to be a pastoral tutor would be an advantage.

The Alpha Plus Group offers an attractive remuneration package.

Please submit applications through the Alpha Plus Portal.

Applications should reach the school no later than Monday 6th December at 9.00am. Please note that interviews may be held at any stage after applications are received, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. The vacancy may be closed earlier than the specified deadline, if the right candidate is found.

Wetherby Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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