Contract Type: Full Time
Phase Leader
Job Start Date: 2019-09-01
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2b
School Type:
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Male
Address: Woodside Lane, London N12 8TA 
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Subject Lead for Chemistry


Our school is very highly regarded, heavily oversubscribed, has a strong community ethos and enjoys examination results which are well above national averages. We are looking for a teacher who is able to motivate and enthuse young people, raising their expectations and accelerating their progress. The successful candidate will teach across key stages and will join a successful and dynamic department which achieved record results at KS4 in 2018. They will work closely with our Curriculum Leader for Science, and the Subject Leaders for Physics and Biology, to offer high quality provision to all of our students.

Are you?

 An enthusiastic and passionate teacher of Science at KS3 and Chemistry at KS4 and KS5?
 Someone who can offer high quality leadership across a team, working collaboratively with the

Curriculum Leader for Science to deliver an outstanding curriculum for our pupils?

 Committed to high quality planning and creative teaching and learning?
 Consistent in understanding the importance of ongoing assessments and feedback to facilitate continuous progress?

We offer you:

 An outstanding opportunity to be part of a new phase in the development of our Science Department
 A friendly, vibrant, caring school
 A strong commitment to CPD and a very supportive programme to equip you with the necessary leadership and management skills
 An enterprising and ‘can do’ ethos where initiative and innovation are warmly embraced
 A school of opportunity where staff are supported and developed and a stepping stone to future promotion

FCHS is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as such all candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Finchley Catholic High School

Finchley Catholic High School is part of the Diocese of Westminster and is situated in the London Borough of Barnet, close to Woodside Park station on the Northern Line. It is a six-form entry 11 - 18 boys Voluntary Aided comprehensive with 1200 pupils, including 320 in the 6th Form. Since September 2007, we have been coeducational at Post-16 and currently have 80 girls on roll. Heavily oversubscribed in all year groups, we serve the Catholic community over a large area of North London and South Hertfordshire. Our reputation for excellence has made competition for places more intense and last year over thirty appeals were heard.

Our school has a diverse socio-economic and ethnic mix which combines pupils from the affluent parts of Totteridge with some from deprived inner-city estates. 51% of our students are from ethnic minorities. There are 148 on the SEN register, including 35 with statements, and 90 pupils are entitled to free school meals. We have 72 FTE teaching staff and 38 support staff.