Teacher of Chemistry

Harris Westminster Sixth Form, London, SW1H 9LH

2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance

Teacher of Chemistry job summary

We are looking for a passionate Teacher of Chemistry. We are a highly successful sixth form with a distinctive and inspiring ethos, dedicated to getting academically strong, young Londoners, particularly those from disadvantaged and ordinary background, to the top universities and beyond. We are looking for someone to join a team of subject specialist in supporting our students to achieve as highly as they can. The successful candidate must be able to teach Chemistry A Level. This position would suit a newly qualified teacher who we can support through their Early Careers and beyond.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The responsibilities of this role will be:

To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant, differentiated and inspiring curriculum for students and to support the subject area as appropriate.
To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students. To provide a motivating and structured learning experience, which will provide students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
To contribute significantly to raising standards of student attainment as a teacher and form tutor.
To support the process of application to University as a teacher and form teacher.
To contribute significantly to the Cultural Perspectives programme.
To contribute to the wider life of the school, including extra-curricular and enrichment activities.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:

Good degree in relevant subject and DfES recognised Qualified Teacher Status (unless planning to join the Schools Direct Programme).
Successful teaching experience at secondary level (can be teaching practice).
Understanding of theory and practice of effective teaching and learning.
Understanding of how the most able students learn.
Understanding of the importance of having high expectations for all students, both of behaviour and academic achievement.
Understanding of inclusive provision and practices which offer equality of access to the curriculum for all students, including special educational needs and English as an additional language.
Knowledge and experience of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students work.
Understanding the importance of being a Tutor.

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Applying for the job

All applications must be made online via the link.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

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About Harris Westminster Sixth Form

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
Education phase
View all 16-19jobs
School size
612 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19
Contact phone number
0203 772 4555

Harris Westminster combines the energy of brilliant young people from across London’s diverse neighbourhoods, the strength of Westminster School in teaching academically able students, and the Harris Federation’s experience and expertise in running outstanding maintained sector schools. This sixth form is a unique collaboration between two champions of UK Education; the Harris Federation and Westminster School. It is over-subscribed, academically selective and has incredible diversity in its student cohort with no ethnic group exceeding 20% and 40% of students having received Pupil Premium. 70% of HWSF students go on to study at Russell Group universities and we have one of the largest Oxbridge cohorts of any school (state or private). 34 students from the 2021 cohort gained places and 80+ have interviews in to join them in 2022. We are looking for an outstanding individual to join and support this exciting, scholarly, and vibrant community.

Academy Ethos

Ambition. Perseverance. Legacy. Kindness. Scholarship.

Harris Westminster students expect great things of themselves; they aim high and meet their targets, gaining places on the most competitive university course and apprenticeships, and from those courses into elite careers. They work hard to reach their ambitions and learn that setbacks are reasons to review strategy and try again rather than give up. They aim to make their mark on the world for the long term and learn that they can have a positive and lasting impact. Students from different backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles work together and listen to each other to understand more deeply how these differences affect our experiences, to overcome prejudices and create a more equal society. During their time at the school they develop a love of learning and acquire the habits of enquiry, knowledge acquisition, and scholarship.

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