Head of Physics or Lead Practitioner of Physics

Ark Isaac Newton Academy, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1FY

This job expired on 23 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    1 April 2022

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Ark MPS/UPS (£30,663- £47,600) plus TLR, dependent on experience

Head of Physics or Lead Practitioner of Physics job summary

We are now seeking a skilled and committed leader to join the team as Head of Physics or Lead Practitioner of Physics. This is a key position, and the successful candidate will play a key role in the leading the development of Science at INA, as well as having many opportunities to collaborate with other Ark Physics and Science HoDs.

At INA, we are highly ambitious for our students and our staff are pivotal to our success. As part of the staff team, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues and develop your career through an outstanding professional development programme. You will be encouraged to be a reflective and open practitioner and be supported by the expertise of the Principal and experienced network colleagues, to develop yourself as an outstanding leader.

As a Head of Physics or Lead Practitioner of Physics within Ark, you will be part of the Science Network which provides many opportunities to work with colleagues across Ark to develop excellent practice. This subject network operates within a true spirit of collegiality that supports all Science teams to continuously work to better the provision on offer to our students and strive to be the best.

In addition, we offer attractive remuneration, above the national pay scales as well as a range of benefits.

The successful candidate will:

• be an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes
• have up-to-date knowledge of subject curricula and assessment requirements for Physics
• be passionate about Physics education and the development of our students’ knowledge of Physics

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About Ark Isaac Newton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
1757 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

Isaac Newton Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. We opened in 2012 with our inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. Isaac Newton Academy is an all through school with students from Reception to Year 13. Our mission is to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond, and to pursue their passions and interests.

The school was founded on the belief that all pupils can make dramatic progress within the right environment. Students, teachers, staff and parents are committed to making Isaac Newton a vibrant and inclusive learning community in which everyone can succeed.

We offer a rich curriculum emphasising core academic subjects, whilst providing the facilities, time and specialist staff to ensure students develop across a range of subjects. Music is at the heart of our school, with every student learning an instrument and all secondary students having the chance to be part of our Big Band ensembles.

Our school won Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 Shine a Light Awards for its commitment to developing pupils’ communication skills and was shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 TES Awards.

Arranging a visit to Ark Isaac Newton Academy

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the Principal about the role, please contact his Executive Assistant Sam Jones at s.jones@isaacnewtonacademy.org.

If you have technical questions about the application process, please contact our HR advisor Sannah Hussain s.hussain11@isaacnewtonacademy.org . We look forward to receiving your application.

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