The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Chemistry
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £28,355 to £44,541

Job summary

MPS/UPR (Outer London)
Required from September 2020
Full time permanent contract

Would you like to use your Chemistry skills and knowledge teaching highly motivated students? We’re looking to appoint a teacher of Chemistry who would relish the opportunity to work with our articulate and diligent student body. The school greatly values the contribution that the study of Chemistry brings to its curriculum offer and to the all-round development of the students, helping them flourish as global citizens.

Chemistry is an extremely popular A level choice. Students enjoy undertaking the challenge of competitions such as Salters and the Chemistry Olympiad, and many go on to use their Chemistry at top universities.

Newly qualified teachers are very welcome to apply - we support the development of new teachers through an excellent NQT training programme and the Chemistry department is very supportive in its approach.

Candidates suitable for the role will:
• Have a strong academic background
• Be hardworking and keen to learn
• Ideally be confident in teaching Chemistry to A level to high achieving students, however, new teachers will be supported in developing the knowledge necessary for teaching to A level over a period of time
• be an excellent classroom practitioner, who is prepared to engage with evidence based research in their teaching
• contribute to an extensive and thriving extracurricular programme
• have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and parents

We can offer:

• the opportunity to join a highly successful Chemistry department with a wide range of experience and expertise
• a stimulating and creative environment in a school where extra curricular activities flourish and teachers are encouraged to introduce new and innovative activities
• a CPD provision tailored to your needs focusing on areas of research and development
• a supportive environment where the work-life balance of teachers is proactively supported
• numerous other benefits (please see our attached information pack)

The Tiffin Girls’ School is ideally situated just fifteen minutes’ walk from Kingston upon Thames town centre and mainline station (Zone 6). For further information about our school please see our web site on Please apply using the downloadable application form on this page or available on our website, or contact the school office. Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

Early applications are encouraged as the school reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

Closing date: 9am Monday 24 February
Interviews: Friday 28 February

The Tiffin Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and support this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to both a full employment history and child protection check, and will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (criminal record) check.

Essential educational requirements

Good honours degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development

Essential skills and experience

Awareness of current developments in education training
Strong track record of high success rates and positive value added in teaching at all Key Stages
Experience of undertaking Form Tutor role
Ability to demonstrate excellent teaching practice against the current Teaching Standards to GCSE level in Chemistry
Ability to demonstrate excellent teaching practice against the current Teaching Standards to A level in Chemistry
Demonstrate awareness of and ability to develop outstanding practice in teaching techniques
Demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team in a successful department
Demonstrate high level of skill in giving effective and regular feedback to students on academic progress
Excellent organisational skills, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Commitment to the ambitious visions and values of The Tiffin Girls’ School
Commitment to the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures

Employee benefits

All of our employees enjoy a range of benefits, with some specific benefits for teaching staff:

• Two week October half term
• Free tea and coffee in the staffroom with regular ‘treat days’ eg Fruit Friday
• Pleasant working environment on the outskirts of the busy town of Kingston upon Thames with easy access to London and the surrounding Surrey countryside
• Free on-site parking
• Cycle to Work Scheme (salary sacrifice scheme)
• Childcare vouchers (salary sacrifice scheme)
• Enhanced maternity benefits and consideration given to flexible working where possible
• Free at the point of use counselling
• Free lunch and refreshments on Inset days
• A busy Staff Association who arrange social event

Teaching Staff benefits:

• Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
• Generous Teaching & Learning Responsibility allowances to recognise positions of responsibility
• The opportunity to participate in a wide range of working parties to enhance and influence working practices and pedagogy irrespective of your experience
• A structured CPD programme with elements of selective CPD so that you can tailor your personal development to meet your needs

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1190 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Tiffin Girls' School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About The Tiffin Girls' School

School location

Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PL