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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR/UPR, fringe allowance + TLR2

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Glebelands is seeking to appoint an outstanding, innovative and inspirational teacher to fulfil a key role in the school as a Lead Teacher of Science. You would ideally lead on Chemistry or Physics across both KS3 and KS4. You would be accountable to the Head of Department who oversees all Lead Teachers in the department. This is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring classroom practitioner wanting to take the next step in their career development into a leadership role. Applications are invited from science teachers looking to take their first step into leadership and those with previous or current leadership experience. You will be committed to our values of respect and achieve.

Glebelands is a mixed, 11-16 comprehensive school with an established reputation for high academic standards at the heart of our community in this pleasant area of Surrey. The school is near Guildford and within easy reach of London and the south coast. If you are a practitioner with the ability to inspire and motivate students, we would like to hear from you.

Job Purpose:

  • To lead either Chemistry or Physics across both KS4 and KS3 delivering a high quality curriculum

What the school offers its staff

  • A competitive salary and TLR, dependent on experience and potential
  • A strong vision of excellence under pinned by pedagogy, innovation and best practice
  • A commitment to CPD
  • Centralised behaviour and detention systems
  • An innovative approach to the use of IT where all classrooms are equipped with smart boards and visualisers
  • A friendly, supportive, respectful school community where all staff and students are known to each other
  • On-site accommodation may be available

Further details about the role

The post holder is required to meet the following criteria through their working practices as outlined below:


  • Ensure that all students irrespective of age, ability, gender or ethnicity are given equal access to learning throughout the department.
  • Ensure that the progress of all students is monitored regularly in line with school assessment periods and when appropriate individual or group intervention takes place to raise achievement.
  • Ensure that learning opportunities promote the aims and vision of the school.
  • Consult with the Head of Department in devising the department development plan.
  • Keep abreast of national developments in the subject area.


  • Ensure curriculum development is in line with national and agreed school policies.
  • Ensure that homework and other learning information and tools are available on the VLE and provide the relevant information for school publications.
  • Ensure that there are extracurricular opportunities for student development in clubs, extension classes, revision activities etc.
  • Explore and develop new ways of teaching and share good practice as appropriate.
  • Ensure all assessment and reporting is completed, checked and delivered on time.


  • Participate in parent evenings and events that give parents and students the information they need to improve progress and achievement.
  • Establish a learning relationship with parents by alerting them, and discussing with them, any difficulties prior to actions such as withdrawal from examinations, sanctions, relegation and promotion within sets etc.
  • Develop possible new ways of working with parents via events, special evenings, taster courses etc.
  • Ensure the HOD is fully briefed and aware of any subject issues.
  • Liaise with key staff including Learning Support and support staff as appropriate.


  • Ensure that standards of discipline are maintained in accordance with the school behaviour policy.
  • Ensure staff get students into class promptly and are consistent in implementing the behaviour policy including high expectations of student appearance and respect for self and others.
  • Monitor standards of work ensuring work is marked regularly and to standards set out in the school marking policy.
  • Monitor and evaluate department progress against the development plan targets.
  • Take part in any other quality assurance procedures as required by the line manager.

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About Glebelands School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
770 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01483 542400

Glebelands School is a hugely successful comprehensive school situated in the heart of the community in Cranleigh, Surrey.

The school has 770 boys and girls from Year 7 to Year 11. The curriculum offers a wide choice of academic subjects and a comprehensive extra-curricular programme ensures a rounded education for all.

Glebelands has substantial green areas which are regularly maintained to provide optional space for Physical Education lessons as well as space for students and staff to use and enjoy during social time, break and lunch.

The school is well connected, being a five-minute walk from Cranleigh village centre where there are a number of typical high street shops along with bespoke family run stores. In the centre of the village there is the main bus station which runs an excellent service to the local villages and the busier towns including Godalming and Guildford where there are mainline railway stations linking to London. There is ample parking on school site which is situated across two dedicated car parks.

Arranging a visit to Glebelands School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email gmacvicar@glebelands.surrey.sch.uk.

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