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Head of Physics

Job Description

Job Title: Head of Physics

Position Type: Permanent

Start Date: September 2023

Teaching Level: KS3 to KS5

We are seeking a highly skilled and enthusiastic Head of Physics to lead the Physics department. This is a prestigious position in our school, offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced and dedicated Physics teacher to take on a leadership role. The successful candidate will join our dynamic faculty and be part of our school's exciting transformation, with a brand-new block currently being constructed. This development, along with the existing buildings, will create a vibrant central courtyard at the heart of our school.

As the Head of Physics, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities that include newly designed laboratories, well-equipped classrooms, a modern school hall/dining room, and dedicated offices for staff members. In addition, our school takes pride in its famous Koi and goldfish, and we will even have a new fish tank installed in one of the communal areas for everyone to enjoy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Physics department, providing guidance and support to the team of Physics teachers.
  • Develop and implement an effective Physics curriculum, ensuring alignment with the national standards and the school's educational goals.
  • Plan and deliver outstanding Physics lessons to students at various levels, modeling best practices for the department.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive classroom and laboratory environment where students feel inspired, valued, and supported.
  • Monitor and assess student progress, providing feedback and implementing strategies to support individual learning needs.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to integrate cross-curricular initiatives and promote interdisciplinary learning.
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in Physics education and incorporate them into teaching practices.
  • Organize and oversee extracurricular activities, such as science clubs, competitions, and field trips, to enrich students' scientific experiences.
  • Communicate effectively with parents, sharing student progress and maintaining positive relationships.


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent certification.
  • Extensive experience teaching Physics across different levels, from KS3 to KS5.
  • Strong knowledge of the Physics curriculum and assessment requirements.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, with experience in leading a team of teachers.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational abilities.
  • A passion for Physics education and a commitment to fostering students' scientific curiosity and critical thinking.
  • Proven ability to inspire and motivate students to achieve their full potential.
  • Willingness to contribute to the wider school community and engage in professional development opportunities.

If you are an outstanding Physics educator looking for a leadership role where you can make a significant impact, we would love to hear from you.