Teacher of Physics (And Additional Maths)

Department Science/Maths
Reports to Head of Science
Working Pattern Term Time only (and any other times as required to fulfil duties including INSET days)
Hours Full Time

ArtsEd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff (permanent and visiting) and volunteers to share this commitment; all staff are required to undergo background checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 regulations and to hold an enhanced DBS.

Background to ArtsEd


ArtsEd originated from two schools, one founded in 1919 by Grace Cone and one founded in 1922 by Olive Ripman. These two educational pioneers believed passionately in the value of combining a general academic education with specialised training in dance, drama, music and art. They were committed to preparing young people for professional careers in or related to the theatre.  In 1939, Grace and Olive joined forces to create the Cone Ripman School, subsequently named the Arts Educational Schools. Dame Alicia Markova and Sir Anton Dolin drew almost exclusively on ArtsEd students to help them create their revolutionary company London Festival Ballet, which eventually became the English National Ballet. Ballerina Dame Beryl Grey became Director of the Schools in the 1960s. ArtsEd continued to innovate, introducing both professional acting and musical theatre courses and in I986 moved to its present home in Chiswick.  In 2007, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber became President, heralding an auspicious new era for ArtsEd.  The School of Musical Theatre and School of Acting offer full-time BA and MA courses. Our Musical Theatre course is recognised as the best in the UK, while the Acting course is praised for its innovative 50:50 split between stage and screen acting.  Our outstanding record of graduate success sees nearly every one of our Musical Theatre graduates and over three-quarters of our Acting graduates make their professional debuts within six months of graduating.

Summary of the role


The Teacher of Physics with Maths plays a fundamental role in helping students master the science of Physics and Maths through planning and delivering engaging lessons, including lab experiments and other scientific investigations to enable all pupils to make good or better progress, by demonstrating excellent subject knowledge.

The Teacher must be willing to support the administration of the school by taking on the role of Form Tutor and other administrative duties as required by the Headteacher.

Key Responsibilities

  • To teach Key Stage 3 Science / Key Stage 4 Physics, Key stage 3 – 5 Maths and support other science areas if needed.
  • To take on departmental duties and responsibilities when allocated by the Head of
  • To share in departmental best
  • To take lead responsibility for school clubs (e.g. Science / Stem club).
  • To engage in extra-curricular Physics with a combination of field trips and visits to institutions.
  • To show a willingness to invest extra time and energy to ensure students achieve to the best of their ability.

Teaching and Learning

  • Plan, prepare and deliver purposeful and productive lessons to assigned
  • Devise resourcefully wide-ranging ways of teaching Physics and Maths to inspire
  • Encourage pupils and show enthusiasm for their subject in the
  • Mark work according to departmental and School marking policies, giving appropriate feedback and maintaining records of pupils’ progress in their subject.
  • Demonstrating an awareness of Assessment for Learning strategies and personalising the learning of all pupils, as appropriate.
  • Selecting and using a range of learning resources and teaching styles, appropriate to subject and
  • Participating in mutual lesson observations both within and beyond their department as a part of sharing best
  • Using teaching strategies that allow for the full range of ability and learning styles in each class, particularly taking into account the learning needs of SEND pupils.
  • Researching new topic areas and maintaining up-to-date subject
  • Undertaking report writing and awarding internal grades in line with agreed standards.
  • Carrying out duties professionally and responsibly, with regard for the best interests of their pupils and the


  • Contribute to devising and writing of new subject materials as required
  • Ensure understanding of content and follow all guidance and Scheme’s of Work
  • Carry out any reasonable subject-related duties assigned to them by the Head of
  • Attend department meetings and moderation meetings as requested by the Head of
  • Contribute to the Department’s devising and writing of new subject materials when
  • Be familiar with the content and follow closely the guidance and Schemes of Work provided.
  • Ensuring that appropriate cover work is set when not able to undertake own teaching for any reason.


  • Adhering to all policies relating to health and safety, child protection and safeguarding in line with GDPR
  • Undertaking Form Tutor pastoral responsibility
  • Managing pupil behaviour in the classroom, to ensure a safe and well-disciplined learning environment, ensuring the safety and good conduct of all pupils, following the guidance in the Behaviour Policy (and the Rewards and Sanctions policy) and enforcing the pupils’ Code of Conduct and Dress Code.
  • Attending assemblies and supervising pupils 

General Duties

  • Providing cover for absent colleagues and examination invigilation, as allocated by the Head of Department or Senior Teachers
  • Actively participating in staff meetings, parents’ evenings, Awards evenings, IINSET, Open Evenings and other important functions
  • Attending to such duties connected with the work of the School during any hours, including out of school hours, as the Head may reasonably direct.
  • Contributing to the extra-curricular life of the school.

Secondary Duties

  • All staff must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to all ArtsEd policies, procedures, the Staff Handbook and Staff Code of Conduct.
  • All line managers must ensure their teams are suitably trained in relation to the above and lead by example.
  • All staff must accept responsibility for ensuring that Health and Safety in the workplace policy is adhered to.
  • All staff must respect the confidentiality of data stored electronically and by other means in line with the Data Protection Act.
  • All staff are required to undertake mandatory training upon induction and at regular intervals in line with training policy. This includes but is not limited to Safeguarding, Prevent, GDPR, Code of Conduct, and Health and Safety
  • All staff are required to undertake training that is relevant to the post to maintain their continued professional development and to suit the requirements of the post
  • All staff are required to hold a clear, enhanced DBS
  • All staff are required to be professional, cooperative, and flexible in line with the needs of the post and the school.
  • The above list is not exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Qualifications and Knowledge

A relevant Degree






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Discussion at interview


Independent verification of qualifications

 A sound knowledge of relevant examination syllabuses for GCSE

A developed range of teaching pedagogy and strategies relevant to the teaching of the subject

Familiarity with current best practice, and a willingness to share this with relevant colleagues

A good knowledge of assessment procedures relating to the specialist area

Excellent subject knowledge



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Professional references

Relevant teaching experience

Suitable for ECTs/NQTs

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Skills and abilities
Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with other Departments

Ability to design and implement interesting, creative, and appropriately challenging schemes of work at all levels

An efficient and effective teacher with evidence of first-class teaching skills

Proven ability as an effective classroom/studio manager

Ability to inspire pupils in this specialist school

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Personal competencies and qualities
 Motivation to work with children and young people and an ability to inspire in pupils a love of the subject and the desire to reach the highest possible standards

Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people

A commitment to the broad education of children and the aptitude to work constructively with children across a wide range of age and ability

Emotional resilience

Positive attitude to use of authority and maintaining discipline

A strong commitment to educating young people

The ability to work constructively across a wide age and ability range

The all-round ability to discharge all professional duties properly

Enthusiasm for the work of this specialist school including a passion for educating through the Arts

The ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of Faculty and whole-school Teams

A willingness to allocate own time to give additional one-to-one support to pupils in preparation for examinations

Excellent communication skills

A commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in and outside of the classroom

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