Teacher of Biology and Physics

Girls (11- 18)
Streatham & Clapham High School

The post commences on 1 September 2019. The successful candidate will be an outstanding Biology and Physics specialist and will teach Biology and Physics at Key Stage 3, GCSE with the ability to teach A-level in either Biology or Physics.

The Department

The Science Department is staffed by the Head of Science/Head of Physics, Head of Biology, Head of Chemistry, and a number of specialist science teachers and science technicians. All staff play an active role in the development of engaging resources and furthering the participation in and enjoyment of science from Year 7 to Year 13.

The Department has seven modern laboratories, with two specialising in each science discipline and a state-of-the-art laboratory specific to sixth-form teaching. Pupils in Years 7 and 8 follow the Collins programme of study for Key Stage 3, which is completed by the end of Year 8. Year 9 pupils begin the AQA Science curriculum and are placed in sets according to their ability. Most students study Physics, Chemistry and Biology with a small number studying the Trilogy course. Sixth-form students follow the A Level AQA specification for Chemistry and Physics; Biology students follow the OCR specification.

The Department is very well equipped with textbooks, modern equipment and ICT resources to support study at all levels of the curriculum. The Department is also supported by three subject-specific laboratory technicians.

Our students are given many co-curricular opportunities to encourage a greater engagement in science. This ensures our high retention of sciences at A Level, and all three sciences remain a popular choice among the Lower Sixth students. Recent excursions have included visits to The Observatory Science Centre in Herstmonceux, science conferences at the Institute of Education and a particle masterclass at Royal Holloway College. We welcome visiting speakers from Imperial College, The Royal Society of Cosmetics and The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Salary and Benefits

The salary will reflect the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate, who will also be entitled to an interest-free season ticket loan, reduced BUPA subscription, and free lunches during term time.

How to apply

Candidates should submit the following documents

 1. Completed application form

 2. A letter of application (you may refer to this in Section 5 of the application form if you wish)

to the Head Master to arrive no later than noon on Wednesday 15 May

Address: Streatham & Clapham High School, 42 Abbotswood Road, London, SW16 1AW

Email: The HR & Recruitment Manager: hr@schs.gdst.net

Any candidate wishing to seek additional information about the post or to discuss any related matter should contact the HR & Recruitment Manager, Mrs Kayleigh Sullivan (020-8677 8400).


Interviews will take place on Monday 20 May, though the school reserves the right to appoint an exceptional candidate at any stage of the application process. All candidates invited to interview must bring original documents confirming any educational and professional qualifications that are necessary or relevant for the post (e.g. the original certificates, diplomas, etc.). Photocopies or certified copies are not sufficient. If original certificates are not available for the successful candidate, written confirmation of the relevant qualifications must be obtained from the awarding body.

Further Information


Job Details

  • Location: London
  • Term: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 15 May 2019
  • Salary: N/A


School Details

  • Total Pupils: 688 (48 in Sixth Form)