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Teacher of Physics

Upton Court Grammar School, Slough, Berkshire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Physics, Science
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS (London Fringe)

Job summary

Pioneer Educational Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, forward-thinking and outstanding teaching practitioner to the post of Teacher of Physics at Upton Court Grammar School. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of outstanding teaching and offer a variety of extra-curricular activities for our students. The successful candidate must be able to contribute to the department’s aim of providing the highest standards of student achievement in Key Stage three, four and Sixth Form. The ability to teach a second Science to GCSE would be desirable.

We believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results. We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.

This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working.

Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if there are options you’d like to explore with us.

The successful candidate will:

 Teach any Science in Key Stage 3 (KS3 is taught in two years);
 Be able to teach across Key Stages 4 & 5 in Physics;
 Have a willingness to extend and develop their subject knowledge;
 Have a collaborative approach to teaching with the ability to deliver the subject through a variety of innovative ways;
 Have working knowledge of Health & Safety;
 Have a passion for different areas of the Physics curriculum and the ability to share this with young people;
 Be able to develop the use of technology within the subject;
 Be willing to offer extra support through clubs, visits and enrichment classes.

Applying for the job

For full details, including an application form, please visit the website below.

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1044 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Upton Court Grammar School

Upton Court Grammar School seeks to:
 become a world-class school, seen as a centre of excellence and creativity in learning and teaching;
 equip students with the ability to articulate their ideas with confidence in an increasingly competitive international work environment.

The most recent OFSTED inspection graded the school as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. The school has a national reputation for excellence and achievement and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of schools in the country for student progress. The Progress 8 three-year average is well above average at +0.95 (2017/2018/2019). Previously, the school was recognised as being a top school nationally and in March 2015 we won the SSAT Educational Outcome Award for exceptional progress.

As part of the School Direct Teacher Training programme, Upton Court Grammar School is also the lead school for teacher training in Slough. Working alongside Reading University and the Institute of Education, teacher training is offered in the Slough area. As a Teaching School since September 2013 we provide a first class CPD programme which supports the professional development of teachers at all stages in their careers including teachers new to the profession and leadership development. In line with the values to invest and collaborate, Pioneer Educational Trust provides additional time for professional development and collaborative working in the form of CPDL Wednesdays. On these days, the pupils finish their school day one hour earlier to facilitate two hours of back-to-back learning and team work for all staff, teaching and non-teaching. During this time, colleagues have time to produce collaborative planning, moderate, share best practice as well as receive formalised programmes of CPDL.

The school is changing rapidly, in many ways. This will doubtless continue as the needs of society and our context change too. It is never dull, often challenging, demanding in the best possible way - an exciting and extraordinarily worth-while and fulfilling place to be.

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School location

Lascelles Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 7PR

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