• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    7 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Who we are:
We are a successful, dynamic and forward thinking science department with a strong emphasis on developing teachers in their subject specialism. The team are constantly reflecting and sharing ideas. Heads of subject regularly hold CPD on their specific areas based on feedback from the team with the aim being to improve and refine subject knowledge in preparation for the new GSCE and A Level qualifications. Our customised KS3 syllabus enhances our pupils' ability to become successful GCSE students through a spiralled curriculum that reinforces key scientific concepts and progressively builds upon them to GCSE. This method has a demonstrable impact with progress in Science being +0.62, placing us in the top 6% of schools fro science results nationally.

The department prides itself on its innovation and excellence in moving practice on to support student development.

Southfields Academy is a thriving non-selective secondary academy located in south west London, with excellent facilities and set in attractive grounds.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a motivated and inspiring teacher who is a specialist in Biology, Chemistry or Physics and will be able to teach their specialism to students of all abilities up to A Level and the ability to teach general science up to Key Stage 3. Candidates will need excellent planning skills, good classroom management and be able to teach in a variety of teaching and learning styles. We are mostly looking for a like-minded candidate whose philosophy of education is based on developing STEM education and scientific thinking and who is prepared to deliver this to students from a wide range of backgrounds.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers and NQTs and the Academy has an excellent NQT programme led by senior staff.

The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability or age. All applicants are considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the job. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Academy will only accept applications directly from candidates themselves.

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume you were unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this post early, should we receive a high volume of applications.

Employee benefits


Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1298 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About Southfields Academy

At Southfields we aim to create a culture of tolerance and respect for others, where students and staff work together to improve. Our vision is to develop a provision that will secure the best life chances for our students once they leave Southfields Academy. This environment must inspire each individual in the community to be the very best that they can be. At Southfields we have the highest expectations of achievement and behaviour and offer a nurturing and supportive environment where we celebrate difference and ensure that everyone meets their full potential. We value every individual and commit to ensuring everyone feels supported and listened to.

We offer the highest quality educational experience, aiming to inspire a generation of lifelong learners, who take pride in their achievements and take ownership of their learning. We believe creativity and imagination are the key to developing future passions and talents. We have a positive, “can do” attitude, believing that the sky is our limit, and we will think creatively and innovatively to meet the needs of our learners and our community.

A successful Southfields student will be one that understands the world we live in and is curious and keen to develop further by learning from others around them. This student will leave Southfields ready for their next stage in education or employment, equipped to learn and to grow.

Arranging a visit to Southfields Academy

School visits can be arranged by contact Carol Cain, Director of HR. Due to the current COVID restrictions, visits are strictly limited and it may not be possible to accommodate you.

School location

333 Merton Road, London, SW18 5JU

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