Teacher of Science – Physics – St Mary’s & St John’s CE School

Date posted: 11th May 2022 Closing date: 18th May 2022 Borough: Barnet Position: Teacher of Science - Physics
Interview Date: 25th May 2022 Salary: MPR/UPR School: St Mary’s & St John’s CE School (Middle School)

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St Mary’s & St John’s CE School
Bennett House, Sunningfields Road, Hendon, NW4 4QR /
Stamford Raffles Campus, Downage, Hendon, NW4 1AB (as required)

Teacher of Science – Physics
Pay Scale: MPR/UPR
Required: September 2022
Reports to: Curriculum Leader of Science
Contract: Permanent/Full Time


We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, enthusiastic, and talented teacher of science who has the ability to teach physics at Key Stage 4 and preferably also Key Stage 5.

The successful candidate will be a team player who is passionate about their classroom practice and committed to ensuring that teaching and learning is the very best it can be. Candidates must be able to teach across the ability and age range, supporting the development of Science to the highest standard for all pupils at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

We are looking for somebody who:

  • Has a passion for their subject
  • Is able to demonstrate a talent for motivating and enthusing young learners to achieve their best
  • Has rigorous planning and preparation skills
  • Has the ability to problem-solve and manage classroom behaviour effectively
  • Can be resilient under pressure
  • Is self-reflective and committed to developing as a teacher
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills.

What we can offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a community rooted in Christian values and principles where the dignity of every
    individual is paramount
  • A high-trust, supportive culture focused on innovation and continuing professional development
  • Access to a confidential coach who will support you to hone your teaching practice
  • Research-led attitudes towards teaching and learning including a real focus on exploring new ideas and
    taking risks
  • A robust secondary phase feedback policy which eliminates the need for hours of unnecessary marking
  • A focus on collaborative working in high performing subject teams
  • A unique opportunity to develop skills and expertise in an all-through setting
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • A commitment to improving colleagues’ working experience through a focus on workload and wellbeing
  • Free nursery wrap around provision for staff members with children at SMSJ

Who we are:
St Mary’s and St John’s CofE School is an all-through school in Hendon, North London, successfully providing high quality education and academic achievement for children and young people from Nursery to Sixth Form. We are proud to be a diverse, multi-faith, harmonious school, with a distinctive Christian ethos, resolute in the belief that “With God, all things are possible”. In a changing world our values – Wisdom, Service and Hope, define us, strengthen relationships with our parents and children, and provide guiding principles that enable us to deliver academic excellence and promote self-discipline and resilience.

For the right candidate part time and flexible working opportunities may be considered.

Please contact Mrs Orphanou, Personnel Officer S.Orphanou@smsj.london for further information or a confidential discussion.

Applications and supporting statements to be sent to: recruitment@smsj.london and can be downloaded below.

Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 18th May 2022, 9am

We reserve the right to close the application process early if suitable candidates’ apply.
The school and governing body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Each successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks.

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