An exciting opportunity has arisen to offer a
whole-school leadership responsibility for a new or experienced leader of
physics, as we look to further develop and enhance opportunities for our
students to develop their skills and knowledge across all STEM subjects. We are
highly aspirational for our students and passionate about empowering the future
‘women of STEM’. The successful candidate will work closely with the head and
deputy head of department to lead on the following areas:
- Leading and being the expert on the
physics curriculum in accordance with the latest research, guidance, and specifications.
- Sequencing the physics curriculum,
evaluating and developing schemes of learning.
- Leading and coordinating all aspects of the
delivery and quality assurance of the physics curriculum.
- Modelling exceptional classroom practice to others.
- Working in collaboration with other
departments to share outstanding practice.
- Leading on training staff on new
curriculum developments and school teaching and learning priorities.
- Developing and delivering training to
staff to develop subject knowledge and pedagogical subject knowledge.
- Leading collaboration with other
departments to develop cross curricular and extra-curricular provision for
students in STEM.
The successful candidate will be an inspirational professional
- A track
record of good to outstanding teaching.
- A track
record of good attainment and progress in KS3, KS4 and/ or KS5 students.
- An eagerness
to learn and develop their leadership skills and behaviours.
- A vision and
passion for growth and development of colleagues at all levels.
- The skills
to effectively lead and manage a team.
- A relentless
commitment to outstanding support for youngsters.
- A driving ambition
to make a difference to every child at Swanshurst.
Swanshurst is an ‘Outstanding School’ for girls with over
1900 students on roll aged 11-19 years.
We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all stages of their
career, including the full range of NPQs as well as school-led instructional
coaching progammes and progression routes for aspiring senior leaders.
The science department at Swanshurst is a highly
successful one, making a significant contribution to EBacc progress scores that
are consistently significantly above the national average. In 2023, KS4 science
value added was significantly above national and in the top 28% of all schools.
Attainment across all courses in KS5 is also strong, with Biology A level in
the top 20% of all schools. We offer the full range of science courses
in the sixth form and offer GCSE and A level Psychology within the science
department. We would expect the successful candidate to teach physics at KS4
Triple Science and A level and all science disciplines at Key Stage 3 and
in Key Stage 4 combined science.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the
Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English
is an essential requirement for this role.
Swanshurst School is
committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All
appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and pre-employment checks
in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education
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