- MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance
Teacher of Physics job summary
We are looking for an enthusiastic Teacher of Physics to join the Maths and Physics Faculty at HWSF as a full time member of staff.
We are a highly successful sixth form with a distinctive and inspiring ethos, dedicated to getting academically strong, young Londoners, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to the top universities and beyond.
We are looking for someone to join a team of subject specialists in supporting our students to achieve as highly as they can. Teachers at Harris Westminster are passionate about their subject specialism and enjoy sharing their passion with students. This position would suit either an experienced teacher or 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.
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.
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.
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.
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About Harris Westminster Sixth Form
- School type
- Free School, ages 16 to 19
- School size
- 612 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 16 to 19
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.
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.