Teacher of Chemistry - September 2020

Richmond upon Thames, London
Date Posted:13 Aug 2020
  1. Science
  1. Long-term

Teacher of Chemistry - September 2020

Richmond upon Thames, London
Teacher of Chemistry - September 2020

(Full time Maternity cover but will also consider part time)

A dedicated and dynamic teacher of secondary science is required to teach Chemistry to KS5 at an Outstanding secondary Boys school in the Borough of Richmond.
This post is a Maternity cover and due to start in September 2020 and Interviews will commence via video-link asap.

The Chemistry department at this very high achieving school currently consists of 10 full-time teachers and four technical staff. The subject is taught in eight well-equipped laboratories, each with the facility for data projection. There is also a large department office with photocopying and printing facilities as well as plenty of storage for the department's resources. All members of staff are provided with laptops.

Chemistry results are excellent, with 98% of students achieving Grades 9-7 for GCSE Chemistry in 2019. In the Sixth Form, approximately 130 students study one of the three courses on offer - CIE Pre-U, OCR Chemistry A Level and OCR AS Level Chemistry. Sets of up to 14 pupils are taught by two teachers who work in parallel. Students are taught for seven 40-minute periods per week in the Lower Sixth and nine 40-minute periods per week in the Upper Sixth.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy and successful department in an outstanding School. The successful candidate will be expected to teach around 30 (40 minute) lessons per week, which would potentially include a games afternoon and a form tutor period. The role involves planning appropriate lessons and dealing with marking and reporting.

Please note: The above is not meant to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list and the responsibilities of the post may change and develop in consultation between the post-holder and the Senior Leadership team.


The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, qualifications and experience:
(ideally on a full time basis but will also consider part time applicants).

Essential Criteria:
*Either a recent graduate or an experienced teacher
*A cheerful, enthusiastic and well-presented person, capable of inspiring confidence in pupils and parents.
*Excellent communication skills, oral, written and in the use of ICT (Microsoft Office).
*An understanding of the nature of independent education and high expectations.
*Seeking the challenge of, and aware of the demands of, teaching bright boys with a commitment to high academic achievement.
*Capable of working independently and as part of a team and willing to contribute to Departmental resources.
*Calmness and efficiency and the ability to work under pressure at certain times.
*Commitment to continuing professional development through attendance at INSET
*Fully aware of Health & Safety issues.
*Aware of the nature of the School and prepared to commit to its all-round ethos, extra-curricular activities and pastoral approach.

Desirable Criteria
*The ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with all members of the school community and outside agencies
*An ability to offer skills in some part of the extra-curricular programme of the school
*Enjoy rising to the challenge inherent in a school environment
*Willing to participate in our extensive programme of trips and exchanges during the School holidays.
*Prepared to work hard with energy and enthusiasm avoiding the "9 to 4" approach.

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To join us and be successful in this Physics teacher role, you will need to:
*Be available to start form Tuesday 1st September
*Hold QTS status or equivalent teaching qualification.
*Have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks.
*Have a CV that covers the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained.
*Have the legal right to work in the UK.

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as a Chemistry teacher in Richmond. For more information about the role, please contact Tradewind (Secondary Team) on 0207 845 5450 / TWREducationSecondary@twrecruitment.com.
We look forward to receiving your application!
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