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Head of Physics - Full-time

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-5400-317T
  • Posted:27/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:18/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:25/04/2023


Salary : MPS/UPS (including London Fringe Allowance) + TLR 

Start Date: September 2023

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Physics teacher to lead our Physics provision. Our Science Department thrives on the notions of inclusion, creativity and enthusiasm for the subject. We deliver a broad curriculum building science skills through the teaching. The Science team is led by a Head of Science and each curriculum area has its own subject specialist lead, as such the post holder will receive support from a highly experienced subject leader, whilst having the autonomy to continue to develop and expand the Physics provision in the school.

The department attained strong results last summer, in both combined and triple science GCSE and also in all 3 A level subjects, we have also introduced Btec level 3 Forensic Science to the Sixth Form curriculum from September 2020 which has increased the opportunities for continued excellent results. 

Our ideal candidate will display:

  • A passion for teaching Physics with evidence of enabling students to surpass expectations.
  • Experience in teaching classroom Physics at Key Stages 3-5 with a good curriculum knowledge and understanding of GCSE and A-Level Physics requirements.
  • Experience of using data to push students to (and beyond) their targets.

About our School:

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is an outstanding school with a strong track record of achievement.  Our students are encouraged to develop resilience and are supported to become innovative and thoughtful problem solvers via the Endeavour Mindset programme. 

What we can offer you:

As well as offering you a competitive salary and access to a generous pension scheme, there are also many additional benefits of working within one of our Trust schools, some of which are summarised below: 

  • A supportive and collegiate staffing team
  • A strategic programme of personalised CPD is offered, to help you plan your future career
  • Access to a range of career enhancing qualifications including National Professional Qualifications (NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL), as well as industry specific qualifications e.g. AAT; BIFM and Master’s degrees
  • Staff social events
  • A policy of promoting from within (where possible).
  • Access to coaching and mentoring and an assortment of intra school and Trust to Trust collaborative opportunities.

The Application process:

The closing date for applications is 9am, Tuesday 18th April, with interviews expected to take place on Tuesday 25th April, although applications will be processed as they arrive and an earlier closing date may be made before this. 

As a Trust we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is an Outstanding school with a strong track record of achievement. Our students are encouraged to develop resilience and are supported to become innovative and thoughtful problem solvers via the Endeavour Mindset programme.

We are part of the Endeavour MAT family of schools, and we pride ourselves on setting consistently high expectations, securing outstanding outcomes and delivering exceptional standards of teaching and learning.

Our WG6, is a joint Sixth Form working with Wilmington Grammar School for Boys.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Barbara Guess
  • Address:Wilmington Grange, Parsons Lane, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7BB
  • Telephone: (01322) 250285
  • Email: recruitment@endeavour-mat.co.uk

Fax: 01322 226607


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.