Teacher of Science, with potential TLR for Lead Teacher Post 16, Lewisham, London

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Forest Hill SchoolLewisham, London

Date posted:
Start date: April or September
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS-UPS £28,660 to £47,298 pa (inner London) plus TLR 2A (£2,667 pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Science teacher to join us in a Science Department that is extremely successful with excellent GCSE and A level results.    All students follow AQA sciences at GCSE.   The post will involve teaching both Key Stages 3 and 4 with the possibility of A-level teaching, and would suit an NQT or more experienced teacher.   An ability to teach Physics or Biology at KS3, KS4 and Post 16 would be advantageous although not essential.    

Forest Hill is a popular 11-19 school which exists to serve the local community through innovative teaching and a broad and comprehensive curriculum offer including a strong focus on the Performing Arts.  Our joint Sixth Form - SFH6 - consistently achieves higher than national grades and has been judged to be ‘good’ by Ofsted (Dec 2017).    The leadership of the school has resulted in the school being “well-placed to move forward” (Ofsted Dec 2017) and we are committed to improving the educational outcomes of young people.    We are a community school where “pupils are cared for well” and “are helped to overcome social and personal challenges.”   (Ofsted Dec 2017)  

Our ideal candidate is; 

•An innovative and enthusiastic Science teacher with a range of teaching experiences and qualified to teach up to Post 16 

•An outstanding teacher who combines a range of innovative teaching strategies and excellent relationships with young people 

•Someone who looks for ways to improve themselves and the school and is not afraid of taking responsibility beyond their own area  

We will offer; 

•The opportunity to work in an established and experienced Performing Arts school which challenges the stereotypes of underachieving boys 

•A personalised CPD programme that offers a range of opportunities to broaden your pedagogical experience and which seeks to support you in developing yourself for future leadership roles  

•Modern, state of the art facilities, including the technology and resources to support excellent teaching of all the subjects in the Faculty  

Please visit our website at www.foresthillschool.co.uk to make direct on-line applications, which must be returned to vacancies@foresthillschool.co.uk      No CVs.

Informal visits are welcome and should be arranged directly with the Head’s PA (p.brutto@foresthillschool.co.uk)          

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 19th March with interviews scheduled for the same week.     Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified and that the interview process will include lesson observations.  

Forest Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dacres Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2XN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8699 9343
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