Teacher of Physics, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

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Dame Alice Owen's SchoolPotters Bar, Hertfordshire

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Start date: Required from January 2019
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The governors of this highly successful, partially selective, mixed school invite applications for the post of Teacher of Physics. This role is full or part-time maternity cover, with the possibility of becoming permanent.

We seek a highly motivated and energetic candidate to join our very successful and very well-resourced Science Department, as part of a team of 21 specialist Science teachers and seven support staff. 

Science is a very popular option at A level at the school with 26 sets in Year 12 and 13 covering all three Science disciplines, including seven Physics classes. Three quarters of GCSE students take triple Sciences, with the remaining entering Combined Sciences. 

You will need to be able to teach students up to and including A level in one Science subject. This post provides an excellent opportunity for an NQT or experienced teacher wishing to develop their A Level teaching.

In 2018, 96% of all students secured five or more A*-Cs at GCSE, and 84% of A level entries were graded A*- B. 78% of GCSE Triple Science results were graded 9-8, with over 97% at 6 or above; 85% of A Level Science results were graded A*-B.

The school is situated on an attractive 35-acre site in the Green Belt, has excellent facilities and is committed to an extensive programme of staff development. Central London is easily reached by rail from Potters Bar and the school is close to motorway links. Accommodation on site can be available for those needing to relocate. The governors are committed to admitting the children of members of staff in line with our admissions policy.

For an informal discussion, contact Mike Jays, Head of Science, by telephone: 01707 643 441 extension 339 or email: jaysmj@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk

Please visit www.damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk > Contact us > Vacancies to download an application pack. Please send your completed application forms, together with a covering letter stating why you are well placed to take this position at our school, to: ea@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk 

CVs cannot be accepted for any posts.

Closing date: 10am on Monday, 15 October 2018.

Interview date: Thursday, 18 October 2018.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Dame Alice Owen's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Dugdale Hill Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 2DU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1707 643441
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