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Head of Physics, Milton Keynes

Dunbar Education
Milton Keynes, UK
£35000 - £51000 + MPS/UPS plus TLR 2b
Posting live until
28 May 2024

Job Title: Head of Physics

Location: Milton Keynes, UK

Company: Dunbar Education (Recruitment Agency)

About the Academy: Join an innovative and vibrant 11–18 mixed academy located in the heart of Milton Keynes. Committed to providing exceptional education and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, we are seeking a dynamic Head of Physics to contribute to the leadership of the Science department and inspire the next generation of physicists.

Role Overview: As the Head of Physics, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the academic direction of the Science department. You will lead a team of dedicated educators, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment where students thrive and achieve their full potential. This is an exciting opportunity to drive forward the teaching and learning of Physics within a forward–thinking academy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and vision for the Physics department, ensuring alignment with the school's overall objectives.
  • Lead, motivate, and develop a team of passionate Physics teachers, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Design and deliver engaging and challenging Physics curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of students across all key stages (11–18).
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning within the department, implementing effective strategies for improvement where necessary.
  • Ensure effective assessment and tracking of student progress, using data to inform teaching practice and intervention strategies.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Science department and wider school community to promote cross–curricular initiatives and enrichment opportunities.
  • Foster strong partnerships with parents, carers, and external stakeholders, promoting a shared commitment to student achievement and well–being.


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a relevant degree in Physics or a related field.
  • Significant experience teaching Physics at secondary level, with a proven track record of delivering high–quality teaching and learning.
  • Previous leadership experience within a Science department or similar educational setting, demonstrating the ability to lead and inspire colleagues (desireable).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and motivate students, staff, and parents alike.
  • A commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion within the school community.
  • A passion for education and a desire to make a positive difference to the lives of young people.
  • Right to work in the UK

How to Apply: To apply for the position of Head of Physics, please submit your CV today, or contact Suzanne Jones at Dunbar Education to discuss further.

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