Teacher of Chemistry
Can you help our students to be at the leading edge of scientific learning? Our dynamic teaching team needs a Chemistry specialist to teach across Years 7-13 and Physics to GCSE, inspiring students of all ages with a love of science.
Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. Our vision is to provide an outstanding co-educational experience for children as the family school of choice. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has recently judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.
This is an exciting time to join the Science department following the opening in September 2020 of a brand-new purpose-built Science block consisting of 10 laboratories, 2 teaching rooms and discipline specific prep rooms. The Sciences are one of the strengths of the school and are some of our most popular A level choices with an increasing number of students applying for science degrees. Science is delivered as an integrated subject in Years 7, with subject specialism delivered from Year 8. Students are placed into ability sets for the separate science subjects from Year 9. Each science has dedicated technician support to further extend student learning opportunities.
At KS4 we follow the Edexcel IGCSE syllabus offering all three individual sciences as well as the double science award. At A-Level we deliver the AQA Chemistry specification A. Our Chemistry students achieved 100% A*-B grades at A level and 100% grade 9-6 at IGCSE in 2020 with 69% of Double Award Science grades at a 6 or above in 2021.
You should be a well-qualified, innovative and inspiring graduate teacher with outstanding subject knowledge, who has a successful track record of teaching Chemistry to the highest levels at A level, raising achievement and demonstrating improved value-added in your teaching groups. You should be committed to, and have experience of, using a range of teaching styles and methods, including the use of the Microsoft Office suite and Teams and be able to offer an enthusiasm for the subject with a strong focus on excellent customer service and results at all levels. If you are ambitious to take on the opportunity of enhancing your skills for your next appointment by contributing to our extra-curricular programme or by supporting the pastoral life of our school, you may be the right candidate for us.
This role requires experience and dynamism, teamwork and dedication, and an enthusiasm for the subject. The ability to offer Physics to GCSE is desirable.
We are a friendly, warm and nurturing school and we are committed to doing the very best for our students. You will become a central part of our diverse, enthusiastic and energetic family. The strength of community at Royal Russell is paramount to the success of every individual and we strongly believe that we learn and achieve together.
Royal Russell offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary on our own salary scale which is above SNS and includes allowances for specific pastoral and academic responsibilities. As part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School, you will work in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links. Teachers automatically join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS), or you may opt into an alternative defined contribution pension with free life cover on a promoted salary scale. In addition you will have access to free car parking, free meals, a discount on School fees, and the use of our sporting and gym facilities. Full details of our staff benefits and recruitment procedures can be found on our School recruitment page.
Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 9.00 am on Monday 4 October 2021. Interviews will be held at the School on Thursday 7 October 2021. If you have not heard from us by Monday 11 October 2021 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.