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Teacher of Physics

The Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9PG

This job expired on 28 November 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    29 August 2023

  • Closing date

    28 November 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 and £43,685

What skills and experience we're looking for

· Strong subject knowledge · An excellent classroom practitioner · Dynamic, professional, positive and resilient · High expectations of self and students · A capacity for sustained hard work · Ability to work both independently and as part of a team · Strong organisational and interpersonal skills · A passionate commitment to equality of opportunity for all students · A firm commitment to Continued Professional Development · A commitment to the ethos and extra-curricular life of the school

What the school offers its staff

The Science department at Skinners’ achieves consistently excellent results across all Key Stages. The Physics department comprises five expert teachers: this is an opportunity to bring further vigour and ideas to help drive it forward.

In terms of our curriculum we teach an integrated science course in Years 7 and 8. In Year 9, all pupils begin the GCSE Triple Science course. Science results at GCSE are outstanding, with over 70% of grades at 9-7 the norm: Physics enjoys particular success averaging 80% 9-7 over the past four years.

The Sciences remain a very popular choice for boys at A level, attracting at least two groups in each of Physics, Chemistry and Biology every year. This year there are seven Physics groups across the Sixth Form. Results at A level are excellent, averaging 80% A*-B. Of the class of 2022, 34 students have gone on to read Engineering, Physics or Natural Sciences at the country’s top universities.

All teaching takes place in modern, spacious labs which have been recently refurbished. All have digital projectors and interactive whiteboards. There is also a suite of wireless enabled lap-tops in the Science department. The Science department is supported by three dedicated laboratory technicians and it also has its own staff room where a considerable amount of information about teaching, learning and student progress is shared.

Further details about the role

Main duties:

· To prepare and teach lessons to the teaching groups assigned by the Head of Physics using methods appropriate to the age and ability of each individual student. · To undertake assessment of student progress, setting targets and monitoring performance in line with school and departmental policies. · To participate with the Head of Physics and other colleagues in the development of appropriate specifications, materials, schemes of work and lesson plans, which should engage, stimulate and challenge students of all abilities, and should cater for all learning styles. · To set and assess meaningful homework on a regular basis according to the school homework policy. · To maintain an up to date knowledge of the subject, and use a range of teaching methods in line with currently acknowledged best practice. · To play a role in the effective promotion of Science in general, and Physics in particular, at Open Days/Evenings and other events, and in the development of effective curriculum links with partner schools and the community. · To ensure effective communication/consultation as appropriate with the parents of students. · To participate in the school’s ITT and CPD programme. · To maintain the highest standards of behaviour within the school community, based on mutual respect between students and staff. · To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive ethos and to actively contribute to the wider life of the school by organising and participating in appropriate extra-curricular activities.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Skinners’ School is committed to the safeguarding of children; all employees will receive safeguarding training and will need to follow the Safeguarding Policy.

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About The Skinners' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1114 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01892520732

Arranging a visit to The Skinners' School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email wendy.dray@skinners-school.org.uk.

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