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Head of Physics, London

Employer
Wayman Education
Location
West London, UK
Salary
£36,745-£51,179
Posting live until
2 Aug 2024

About the School:

A well–respected West London secondary school with a strong academic tradition seeks a passionate and experienced leader to head its Physics department. We offer a supportive and inclusive learning environment that fosters a love of science and academic excellence.

About the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a dedicated team of Physics teachers in a dynamic department. You will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Physics education at the school, inspiring students to develop a deep understanding of the subject and a passion for scientific exploration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Management:
    • Provide visionary leadership for the Physics department, setting clear direction and promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
    • Lead the development and implementation of a stimulating and challenging Physics curriculum, ensuring it aligns with the National Curriculum and incorporates the latest advancements in Physics education.
    • Oversee the recruitment, development, and performance management of the Physics teaching staff.
    • Budget effectively to ensure the department has the necessary resources to deliver high–quality teaching and learning.
  • Teaching and Learning:
    • Contribute to the teaching of Physics across the curriculum, potentially including Key Stage 3 (Years 7–8) and Key Stage 4 (Years 9–11).
    • Foster a love of Physics in students and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to excel in the subject.
    • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to cater to diverse learning styles and ensure all students reach their full potential.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A highly qualified and experienced Physics teacher with a proven track record of leadership success.
  • A deep understanding of the National Curriculum for Physics and a passion for innovative teaching methods.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.
  • The ability to motivate and inspire students, fostering a love of Physics and scientific inquiry.
  • Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to lead and develop a team effectively.

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