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Teacher of Science (Physics)

Bedales SchoolHampshire

An inspiring, well-qualified and enthusiastic full-time Teacher of Science is sought to build on our existing success and record of achievement at GCSE, A Level and Oxbridge.

This position would suit a Newly Qualified Teacher or an Initial Teacher Trainee. The Bedales Science department provides a supportive and collegiate environment in which to develop your teaching skills. There is a good uptake for Science A Levels, and there are plenty of opportunities to develop students’ knowledge and understanding beyond a standard curriculum. The proven ability to teach Physics at IGCSE would be an advantage.

Bedales School is a unique educational establishment set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Our aim is to create an environment where questioning, divergent thinking and freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged. Central to our success is the sense that each person is a member of our community whose voice is entitled to be heard and treated with respect. Both our staff and students expect of each other the best kind of relationships – co-operative, authentic and trustful.

Experience & Background

An inspirational and encouraging teacher, you will have a good degree in Science, preferably Physics or a related area, with a proven track record of excellence in teaching. You should also be keen to play a full and inclusive role in the life of our busy boarding community and be able to contribute to the development of our innovative school during the period of your contract. A team player with good communication skills, you will have an enthusiastic approach in all of your dealings with pupils, colleagues and parents.


You will be timetabled to teach 32 lessons a week; each lesson is 35 minutes. 

Learning takes place throughout the day and encompasses tutoring, co-curricular activities, and support and extension sessions as well as subject lessons. Most core curriculum commitments for students are scheduled from 9:25am to 6:00pm on Monday to Friday, and until 1:00pm on Saturday. Students also have access to optional activities before and after the main school day. Typically, students do not have core curriculum lessons scheduled on Wednesday afternoons. Bedales is a busy boarding school so work during the evenings, weekends and holidays may be required depending on the nature of the post.

This post is Regulated Activity.


Our benefits include free on-site parking, Teachers’ Pension Scheme or personal APTIS pension with additional remuneration benefits, a funded healthcare cash plan, Salary Extras Benefits Platform, Lifeworks employee assistance programme and free lunch provided during term time. 

How to Apply

For further details on how to apply, please visit the recruitment portal on the Bedales Schools website: 

Closing date: 9:00am, Friday 7 January 2022

Interview date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Pre-Appointment Checks

All candidates will undergo a Safeguarding Suitability Interview and application for an Enhanced DBS and Barred List check and be asked to provide evidence they are eligible to work in the UK, on an on-going basis, at the shortlist stage of the selection process.

Safeguarding Statement

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Prohibition from Teaching Checks, Prohibition from Management Checks.

The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include:

  • safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;
  • fostering a culture of openness, safety, equality and protection;
  • providing a safe and welcoming environment where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to;
  • playing a key role in prevention of harm and an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may indicate a child is at risk of harm; 
  • when concerned about the welfare of a pupil, acting in the best interests of the pupil. 

All staff have a key role to play in identifying concerns early and in providing help for children and are expected to act in accordance with the school Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job candidates to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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