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  • Start date details

    From September 2023

  • Closing date

    1 May 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 February 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS1 - UPS3, Plus Fringe Allowance

Additional allowances

TLR Range 2

What skills and experience we're looking for

Can you inspire students to become the next Christian Doppler or James Dewar? We are looking for a talented, inspirational and dynamic Head of Physics to join our team of science specialists from September 2023.

As Head of Physics you will be leading the development of a stimulating curriculum with vibrant co-curricular activities, working with both experienced and early-career teachers, supporting them to develop their pedagogy and be the very best teachers they can be. You will work closely with our Curriculum Leader to deliver an ambitious and engaging Physics curriculum that inspires students to enjoy and study Physics from KS3 through to A level.

At The Misbourne, our aim is to provide our students with a union of hands-on experience of physics practical and theory which will underpin their ability to apply existing knowledge in new situations. We want students to think creatively about solutions to problems. We actively promote the importance of STEM subjects within the school and would expect the successful candidate to play a significant part in developing this area through our co-curricular activities programme.

Are you:

  • Passionate about working with young people and the importance of education?

  • Able to relate to young people and support them to become independent, resilient learners?

  • Dynamic and organised, with good attention to detail?

  • Someone with good communication, interpersonal and IT skills?

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Students who are a pleasure to work with

  • An experienced, friendly, and collaborative team of staff

  • The unwavering support of teachers and leaders in ensuring the highest possible standards of student behaviour.

  • A strongly led and well-resourced curriculum area

  • A team who will help to guide your development and ensure that you are fully supported in every aspect of your work

  • A dedicated specialist lab for all your lessons.

  • Practical and administrative support from a team of experienced technicians.

  • An evidence-informed approach toschool improvement,only implementingwhat we feel will make the biggest difference to the lives and outcomes of our young people, being mindful of staff workload.

  • An academy that puts wellbeing at the top of their priorities

  • A two-week October half term

  • Free access to our own fully-fitted gym (subject to opening hours)

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Free on-site parking

  • Career Development Bursary Scheme

Further details about the role

We are an Academy that:

  • Takes an evidence-informed approach to school improvement, only implementing what we feel will make the biggest difference to the lives and outcomes of our young people, being mindful of staff workload and well-being.

Excerpts from our pleasing 2022 Ofsted inspection include:

  • Pupils told inspectors that the clear and fair behaviour system helps them to behave well.

  • Relationships between staff and pupils are strong.

  • Pupils' conduct around the school is orderly and calm.

  • Pastoral care puts the child at the heart of everything the school does

Commitment to safeguarding

The Misbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure and medical clearance

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About The Misbourne School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1065 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01494 862869

We are an 11-18 Academy in the picturesque village of Great Missenden in the heart of the Chilterns. We have nearly 1100 students on roll including a successful and growing Sixth Form. Our staff tell us they genuinely feel like part of a team; a team who are striving to help each student flourish both academically and personally.

Arranging a visit to The Misbourne School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@themisbourne.co.uk.

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