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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Physics

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

Additional allowances

Potential TLR 2b for Head of Year (please see other job post for the role and responsibilities for this)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Curriculum Lead to support our Head of Science with the ongoing development of KS3, KS4 and KS5 Physics.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the Science curriculum and how this can be taught in an inspiring way to maximise student engagement and success. They will be able to provide effective support to the Science department and steer areas of common interest and strategy across the department in order to enhance the quality of learning and achievement.

The successful candidate will be offered a full programme of support and development in order to continue to progress their career, including line management guidance, supported by the Head of Science and an Assistant Headteacher.

Principal Accountabilities

Along with the Professional duties of a classroom teacher (as set out in the School Teachers pay & Conditions), there will also be a requirement to:

  • Plan and manage associated resources/teaching materials, teaching programmes, courses of study, methods of teaching and assessment within the delegated area of responsibility;
  • Give guidance, support and encouragement to staff and leading development sessions;
  • Secure the highest standards of pupil achievement, monitoring and evaluation of pupil achievement and setting targets for improvement;
  • Monitor individual and groups of student’s progress against targets within the subject as identified and agreed by HOD and RSL;
  • Monitor students’ progress and performance in Science (within the delegated area of responsibility) with the class teacher in relation to targets set for each individual, ensuring that personalised interventions are actioned where necessary.

The Science department runs smoothly and our students achieve well across Key stages 3 to 5. Our core purpose is to fully engage all our students and ignite their curiosity and determination so they can achieve their full potential. The Science department has eleven laboratories, all fully equipped for high quality teaching and learning; we are further supported by three technicians. We teach the AQA syllabus in KS4, but OCR is KS5.

What the school offers its staff

Staff will benefit from a positive working environment, with strong support for professional development and specialist teaching rooms. We aim for high standards and the pursuit of academic excellence, helping every student to reach their full potential through the development of skills, concepts and knowledge, within the framework of a caring community. Relationships between staff and students are based on trust, mutual respect and a determination to succeed.

Further details about the role

The main site for TWGSB is in Tunbridge Wells. However, you may be required to work at other sites connected to TWGSB.

Please note that we will only accept CV’s if they are accompanied by an application form, which can be found on our website: Vacancies - we shall review applications as we receive them so apply early to avoid delay! We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role

Commitment to safeguarding

TWGSB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Due to the nature of the school environment and working with children, these job roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. It is an offence to apply for any role at TWGSB if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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About Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1636 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01892529551

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is a successful and popular selective 11-18 dual-site school, with a site in Tunbridge Wells and a brand new site based in Sevenoaks.

At Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, our curriculum is underpinned by our school values of respect, excellence and determination. Our broad academic curriculum, delivered through the scheduled delivery of lessons and the diverse range of co-curricular activities, provides our students with the opportunity to develop into the individuals we know that they have the potential to become.

We are extremely proud of our excellent academic record and (as a selective school) are committed to achieving the highest standards. That said, our philosophy at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is that education is about personal development and should give young people every opportunity to explore and learn about the world around them. We hope to empower our students not only to achieve academic excellence but also to develop into global citizens who will go on to make a positive contribution to society.

Staff will benefit from a positive working environment, with strong support for professional development and specialist teaching rooms. We aim for high standards and the pursuit of academic excellence, helping every student to reach their full potential through the development of skills, concepts and knowledge, within the framework of a caring community. Relationships between staff and students are based on trust, mutual respect and a determination to succeed.

Please note that we will only accept CV’s if they are accompanied by an application form, which can be found on our website: https://www.twgsb.org.uk/187/vacancies

We shall review applications as we receive them.

Arranging a visit to Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cpeck@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk.

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