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
A firm commitment to Continued Professional Development
A commitment to the ethos and extra-curricular life of the
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.
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
To participate with the Head
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
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.
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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