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Teacher of Physics

The Post
Starting 27 August 2024
 
Full-time, permanent
 
£34,755 - £50,215 inclusive per annum
 
We are seeking to appoint a teacher of physics at Imperial College London Mathematics School. This is a full-time and permanent post.
 
ICLMS opened with approximately 40 students in September 2023 and delivers a highly specialised A level STEM-based curriculum to enthusiastic young people from north London and the wider region. The school aims to attract high achieving students from groups who do not normally progress to the most competitive university STEM courses.
 
The successful candidate will teach A level physics to Year 12 and 13 students as part of a small team, and work closely with the Head of Department to develop the physics curriculum. As ICLMS is still growing its student numbers, in the first year of this full-time post, the successful applicant may be required to work across both schools, teaching A level physics to both ICLMS and Woodhouse College students. From the 2025/26 academic year, all classes will be at ICLMS only.
 
We are looking for someone who combines two important qualities: the expertise required to be an excellent A level teacher of physics, and an enthusiasm for the broader challenge of contributing to building a school from its inception based around a clear social mission. This will involve commitment to the broader aspects of ICLMS’s offer, including contributions to the super-curriculum, extending students beyond their A levels, the Outreach work of the school, and working with Imperial College London to enrich our curriculum.
 
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to contribute to building an exceptional school. In line with the ethos and purpose of the school, we welcome applications from teachers from groups who are currently underrepresented in STEM industries and university courses.
 
Salaries will be on the sixth form college teachers’ salary scale between Point 2 and Point 9 which is currently £31,673 and £47,133 depending on experience, plus £3,082 London Weighting, per annum.
 
Closing date for applications is Monday 11 March 2024 at noon.
 
The Trust is committed to equality and diversity. We encourage applications from black and minority ethnic groups which are currently underrepresented. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children and young people.
Job Description
For the teaching job description, please go to the following link:
 
Teaching Job Description 
Person Specification
Essential Requirements
• Energy, commitment and enthusiasm for working in a new, growing department.
• Honours degree in physics or related discipline.
• PGCE or equivalent post-16 teaching qualification.
• Ability to teach the whole A level physics course.
• Understanding of the requirements of the Common Practical Assessment Criteria.
• Excellent classroom skills with the ability to employ a range of teaching strategies which engage and support students in the promotion of active learning.
• Enthusiasm for physics beyond the A level specification and an ability to convey that enthusiasm in teaching A level students.
• Ability to contribute to devising engaging schemes of work.
• Evaluative approach to their own teaching and willingness to try new activities and improve their teaching practice.
• Competence in assessing student progress and giving effective feedback using AfL to ensure good progression.
• Good ICT skills including being able to use interactive whiteboards, data logging software and spreadsheet software in a classroom setting.
• Interest in and competence to undertake the duties of a personal tutor for post-16 students.
• Understanding of and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in practice.
• Commitment to safeguarding the interests and needs of young people.
• Commitment to widening participation in mathematics and STEM and contributing to Outreach work.
 
Desirable Requirements
• A working knowledge of Microsoft Teams to set work and communicate with students and other staff.
• Experience of working with high attaining sixth form students and preparing students for admission to high-tariff universities for study in physics, engineering or related disciplines.
• Working knowledge of computer programming languages (eg. Python) and the ability to teach and support high-attaining students with coding and computer programming.
• Post graduate study in physics or a related discipline.
• An interest in developing the resource base of the department and the application of new technologies in teaching.
Additional Information
For downloadable documents, please go to the following links:
 
Job Description
 
Person Specification
 
Some of the benefits of working at ICLMS:
  • Very strong learning ethos
  • Positive cultural organisation
  • Excellent pension schemes (TP and LGPS)
  • Generous holiday entitlement (Support staff)
  • Option to apply to sabbatical schemes
  • Internal CPD programme
  • Well-resourced library for staff personal use
  • Bike Scheme
  • Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses
  • Free flu jabs
  • Workstation assessments
  • Free parking on site
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free counselling and support and guidance on a wide range of topics
  • Excellent sports facilities for staff badminton, football and table tennis
If you have any queries or require any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact personnel@iclms.ac.uk
 
We look forward to hearing from you.