Senior Curriculum Manager Physics

Category: Teaching

Closing Date: Thursday 11 March 2021 09:00

Salary: Management Range C £45,305 - £48,116 per annum

Full time

For September 2021 start

The Sixth Form College Farnborough is now part of a multi-academy trust, The Prospect Trust. This exciting change heralds the start of a new era which will, in time, see The Prospect Trust become an educational hub for the community, contributing significantly to raising standards and improving the life chances of young people.

The College will, as one of the region’s most distinguished providers of 16-19 education, be at the heart of this undertaking sharing expertise, skill and leadership.

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and experienced Physics specialist with an excellent teaching background and management experience in either a school or sixth form. 

Key strengths are:

  • Achievement of high grades with excellent value added;
  • Outstanding teaching by a team of experienced and motivated staff;
  • Exceptional levels of support for students both inside and outside of lessons;
  • Innovative use of IT to promote learning embedded as a regular part of normal teaching.

The Curriculum Area of Physics

The College seeks to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher or manager with the experience and/or ability to lead our Physics curriculum area.  This year there are 388 students studying physics, taught by a team of five full-time teachers and with the support of two dedicated technicians.

The Post of Physics Senior Curriculum Manager

We are looking for a manager who displays the following characteristics:

  • A leader with high standards and expectations;
  • A manager who can effectively manage resources;
  • A thoughtful and self-reflective approach to teaching and learning pedagogies;
  • An appreciation for the use of learning technologies in the classroom
  • A desire to be an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • A passion for the subject;
  • Excellent subject knowledge and a desire to build on this; and an
  • Enthusiasm for working with 16-19 year old students.

You should be capable of delivering the subject to a range of student abilities.

In addition we are looking for a candidate who recognises the critical importance of developing our students’ literacy skills and will implement this as an integral part of their teaching.  

Candidates will be part of a team where resources and ideas are freely shared for the greater good of the department. There is a long history within the department of contributing to and using common resources, including lesson plans, homework assignments and tests.  The team is friendly and supportive, and highly motivated to provide our students with the very best experience of A-level physics.  A high proportion of our students progress to physics and engineering degrees, including some at Oxford and Cambridge.  The successful applicant is expected to be flexible, not afraid to meet challenges, and innovative in their approach to curriculum delivery.

How do we support you?

As a new member of staff you will receive plenty of support from your colleagues both from the department and from the wider college community.  This will include:

  • a mentor to help you through the first year (in particular);
  • support from your director of faculty; and
  • an extensive programme for all new staff to help induct you into College life as well as to develop your approach to teaching.

We regard our staff as our most important resource and will do our utmost to support you throughout your time at the College.

Why should you join us?

We continue to be an outstanding provider of post-16 education and in 2019 the results gained by our students placed the College in the top 25% for A-level, and the top 10% for level 3 vocational courses.  After the CAG results were confirmed last year the physics department achieved an ALPS grade 3.

If you are motivated by a challenge and feel you could support us to achieve even greater results in 2021/22, this is the right College for you. It is a truly great place to work with benefits including two College houses for staff accommodation.

If you would like any further information please contact Rebecca Rhodes, Assistant Principal – rrhodes@farnborough.ac.uk

Please complete the attached application form, employment declaration and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk  by 9.00am on Thursday 11 March 2021.  Interviews will be held on 16th March 2021.

EARLY APPLICATIONS WILL BE PUT THROUGH FOR CONSIDERATION PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE.

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously and is committed to act in line with the GDPR regulations; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for interview.

Any future offer of employment would remain subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance.

The College has an uncompromising commitment to the safeguarding of our students.