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  • Earliest start date

    15 April 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

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Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and experienced Teacher of Physics who has a bold and creative vision, to provide innovative, high-quality leadership of Physics. You will work closely with our Director of Science and Lead in Chemistry (2 i/c) to secure a consistent, high quality Science education experience for our learners.

The successful candidate will be able to teach Physics to KS3 and KS4 with the possibility of growing the curriculum to KS5 in the future.

In partnership with the Director of Science and other leaders, you will:

  • Develop a dynamic and inspiring Science provision
  • Lead and support a team of teachers and students to high levels of success
  • Consider the school’s ‘Pure potential’ belief and how this can be interpreted within Science, through high expectations and aspirations for the students
  • Develop pedagogical approaches to Physics across the team

What the school offers its staff


Do you want to be part of a community which offers a positive, exciting and rewarding place to work? Hillview School for Girls is a popular, high achieving, non-selective school based in Tonbridge, Kent. Working for us will give you the opportunity to work alongside enthusiastic subject specialists and engage with creative pedagogical development.

Our calm and focused classroom environments, where students are keen to learn, achieve and appreciate their teachers’ dedication and support, are the main reasons why teachers love to work at Hillview.

In return, we offer an exciting and rewarding place to work; where staff enjoy working within a modern science block. We are a supportive, collaborative school and have a strong record of developing our teachers towards middle and senior leadership. This role would equally be suited to a teacher considering their first steps into leadership, as an experienced leader looking for a change in school.

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About Hillview School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1496 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Hillview School for Girls is a large non-selective, single-sex school with a co-educational Sixth Form. The school is oversubscribed and is highly popular within the local area, attracting students from all ability ranges, with an interest in creative subjects, a supportive pastoral ethos and high expectations. We are a high-attaining Single Academy Trust with attainment being amongst the top non-selectives in Kent and performing within the top 10% of all schools nationally based on Progress 8 in 2018. The school is proud of its Performing Arts Specialism and has a long-standing record of high achievement in these subjects and across the curriculum over many years. Ofsted visited in 2018 and the school achieved a Good grading, the school is well on it’s way to Outstanding. Our belief is around the pure potential and possibility of the child. Our vision is that “Students unlock their pure potential to drive their future and thrive in society”. We believe that our students can achieve highly and can be successful, we do not limit their success and support our students to believe in themselves and reach for the very highest standards. To achieve this we maintain a supportive, respectful environment where we all work together to make Hillview the very best it can be. We have focused and calm learning environments, where students come to learn and teachers can teach, with a robust behaviour management system to support where needed.
As a school we value a broad and flexible curriculum. We do not limit our students to studying the EBACC and allow a relatively free choice across GCSEs and one of the widest range of subject offers at KS5. We believe that students should be able to study the subjects where they are able to succeed and thrive and actively support skills and knowledge development within all areas of study. We offer a wide range of opportunities and believe that it is through engagement within these opportunities that the students can show most growth and development personally. This is supported through our PDL curriculum that runs throughout the school and supports the students in understanding themselves, the world around them and how to manage their lives. This includes a strong careers programme that aids learners in making choices for the future through well-planned and provisioned careers workshops.
Our expanding Sixth Form is successful and popular, with students choosing our provision for many reasons: the performing or creative subjects, for a range of academic studies or for the breadth of choice. Students’ progress to universities, specialist performing arts and creative arts college/schools, apprenticeships and employment.

Arranging a visit to Hillview School for Girls

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

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