Subject Leader of Physics

Plume, Maldon's Community Academy, Maldon

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Job Ref No. ECC5402-566 Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: up to £46,525
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 10/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Arranged as and when required  

Job Description

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We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and well-qualified teacher to take responsibility for the leadership
of Physics and assist in our strong Science Faculty in a highly successful 11-19 academy which holds
Good Ofsted status. The Subject Leader of Physics will be primarily responsible for establishing and
supporting the resources and environment for learning for all Physics courses within the Science

The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the whole 11 - 19 age and ability range
including A Level. The successful candidate should be:
• A dynamic and innovative Physics teacher with excellent communication skills
• Able to demonstrate a strong commitment to learning and raising standards
• Experienced in teaching across the ability range
We can offer you:
• A highly supportive and friendly working environment
• Opportunities to teach across KS3, 4 and 5
• Cycle-to-work scheme
• Electric Vehicle Scheme
• 24/7 Free Employee Assistance Programme
• CPD opportunities and Internal Promotion
• Up to 25% Gym Membership
• Free staff car park

Personal Qualities
The successful applicant should have a degree in a relevant subject and will have achieved Qualified
Teacher Status (QTS) prior to the commencement of their role.
Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have high levels of commitment. They should be
able to plan, deliver and assess high-quality learning experiences for all learners in their care and deploy
a range of strategies to support their personal development.
They should have an interest in new teaching and learning developments and possess high degree of
integrity. Experienced candidates should be able to demonstrate a highly successful track-record of
teaching the subject with strong examination outcomes, particularly at key stage four.

Responsibilities of the Post-Holder
In accordance with the job description for Subject Leader - Physics, the key responsibilities will be as
• To take full ownership for the management and upkeep of progress and attainment data for all
Physics courses.
• To monitor the progress of students following Physics courses, planning, and implementing
intervention as necessary to ensure students make at least expected levels of progress.
• Ensuring that effective schemes of work are in place for each Physics course.
• Ensuring that teachers know the prior learning and achievement of the students at the
beginning of each Physics course.
• Ensuring that teachers know the potential to achieve of the students based on prior
achievement data.
• Ensuring that school curriculum policies for assessment, setting, target setting, recording, and
reporting are enacted within Physics courses.
• Ensuring that progression and continuity is achieved throughout all Physics courses and
between Key Stages.

At Plume Academy all teaching staff are expected to fulfil both an academic teaching role and a pastoral
role by acting as a Tutor to a group of assigned students. This involves staff in all aspects of pastoral
work including guidance, safeguarding, monitoring, and encouraging progress, contact with parents,
writing report sand compiling student references. Tutors also deliver part of Plume Academy's Personal
Development Programme.

Wider Contribution
Teaching staff are encouraged to contribute to the academy's rich extra-curricular programme, and all
candidates will be provided with the opportunity to discuss their personal interests at interview.
As one of the largest educational establishments in Essex, there are many opportunities for career
progression. Via an academy-wise coaching programme, staff are encouraged to take responsibility for
their own career development, with full support and encouragement from their line managers and other
relevant staff, including those responsible for staff training.

Annual salary for a qualified teacher will be in accordance with the Plume Academy Teacher Pay Scale,
which from appointment for a full-time post currently involves a salary of up to £46,525 plus TLR 2A
(£3,213), however, the current salary of the applicant will be taken into consideration in respect of the
salary offered. Salaries are reviewed by national negotiation with effect from 1st September each year.
Progression through the Teachers' Pay Scale is subject to an annual performance review process.

Application Process

If you are interested in the position and wish to discuss the post prior to application, please email Mrs
Dorcas Ologunde, Director of HR ( to arrange a telephone
conversation. We are very proud of our academy and what we can offer new members of our
collaborative team. We will be pleased to discuss the post and provide more information about the
post and the academy in general.

To apply please complete the Plume Academy application form (please see link via our website). This
must be completed and submitted to by the closing date stated
(unaccompanied CVs or third-party application forms will not be accepted).

Closing Date: noon Monday10 June 2024
Interviews are likely to take place the same week, however, early applicants may be taken through to
interview sooner.

Information about the School

Work at a place where you feel valued and recognised. An environment where imagination and creativity counts. Work with us.

Currently the third largest secondary school in Essex as a single academy trust and growing, we are focused on enhancing our future structure and have roles where we are seeking people who can bring fresh perspectives and new variety for the benefits of our students. At Plume Academy you will find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to contribute and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive family. Employing over 250 staff, from teaching and learning to management and administration, you will find opportunities at every level, across both of our campuses.

Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in assisting with our continual development. In return, we will support, nurture and reward you with benefits from training and development to responsibility recognition.

Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in November 2023 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy.

Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, demonstration of ability, together with the receipt of references.

If you would like to telephone the HR Department prior to completing the application form, they would be pleased to discuss the role in further detail and arrange a visit to the academy.

We look forward to hearing from you!

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

HR Department
Fambridge Road, Maldon
Essex, CM9 6AB
Telephone: 01621 854681

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