Teacher of Physics, Surbiton, Greater London

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Surbiton High Senior SchoolSurbiton, Greater London

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: United Learning Pay Scales
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Surbiton High School's  dynamic Science Department seeks a Teacher of Physics who is passionate about inspiring, encouraging and empowering our pupils in the subject.

Surbiton High School is a friendly and vibrant community where people matter, results count and where a passion for excellence drives everything we do. Our inspirational staff are dedicated to creating an intellectually rigorous and challenging academic environment, making Surbiton High School a place where a passion and energy abound, a school with a real heart and soul, where we look beyond the A* to offer a breadth of opportunity which allows every pupil and staff member to flourish.


Reporting line: Head of Physics 

Tenure: Permanent, Full-Time 


Key Responsibilities:

  • To possess and maintain a deep and secure knowledge of your subject and the best practice pedagogy associated with its delivery
  • To create a challenging and stimulating classroom climate that will motivate pupils to learn, think independently, take risks, empathise with others, and perform to the best of their abilities
  • To be aware of the learning needs of the pupils you teach and ensure that each pupil is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential
  • To monitor progress against prior attainment and employ effective intervention strategies when required
  • To follow the guidance and schemes of work provided by the Head of Department
  • To undertake high quality preparation, marking and report writing, in line with School policies, so that pupils achieve the highest possible standards
  • To conduct yourself in an appropriate professional manner at all times and support and foster the aims and safeguarding policies of the school
  • To be prepared to take on the role of form tutor, which will encompass academic, pastoral and administrative responsibilities. The Tutors have oversight of their tutees’ general well-being and academic progress, and they are the main point of contact for parents
  • To contribute to the organisation and running of co-curricular and enrichment activities
  • To maintain good order and discipline amongst pupils and be active in implementing the School’s policies on rewards and sanctions
  • To attend formal parents’ evenings and communicate with parents, at other times, as necessary
  • To mark entrance papers and occasional vacancy entrance papers, as required
  • To contribute, as appropriate, to departmental policies, schemes of work, digital learning resources as well as development planning
  • To be an active participant in CPD training opportunities, sharing best practice with colleagues, as requested


The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • Good Honours degree
  • A postgraduate teaching qualification (QTS desirable but not essential)
  • Evidence of further relevant professional development
  • Ability to deliver inspiring lessons at KS3, GCSE and A-level
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues in a successful and dynamic school
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and ICT skills
  • A proven track record of delivering on academic performance
  • Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching at all levels
  • Up-to-date knowledge of successful and innovative teaching and the latest curriculum developments and initiatives
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity and an ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
  • An enthusiastic team player with strong leadership qualities
  • A reflective and flexible approach and the ability to think creatively and imaginatively
  • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life, with a can-do attitude
  • High expectations for pupil attainment, personal development and conduct
  • Committed to the Surbiton High School’s ethos and to representing the strategic vision for the School
  • Ambitious and aspirational for oneself and for the School
  • Committed to professional development and show a willingness to undertake appropriate training for this role
  • Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.
  • For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email recruitment@surbitonhigh.com


To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following:   

https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1852799?cid=1567 


Closing date for Applications: 8:00am. Monday 27 January 2020

Interviews to be held week commencing: 3 February 2020


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More about Surbiton High Senior School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 13-15 Surbiton Crescent, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2JT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8546 5245
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Surbiton High School aims to inspire, encourage and empower its staff and pupils to be the very best they can be.

We are a school where a passion and energy abound, a school with a real heart and soul, where we look beyond the A* to offer a breadth of...