Head of Science
Responsible for developing and delivering the overall strategic vision of the department, including management of budgets, resources and the Science curriculum; this is a broad role that would suit an experienced teacher with drive and determination.
Twickenham Preparatory School is a leading and successful independent co-educational day school for children aged 4 to 13 situated in Hampton, South West London. The founding aim from its inception in 1969 – to establish a school with high academic standards that was pastorally strong, caring and sensitive to the needs of the individual child – is still the heartbeat of the school 50 years on, and today, Twickenham Prep provides an exceptional all-round education to 285 pupils across Pre-Prep, Prep and boys in Years 7 & 8. Children are nurtured to fulfil their potential in a welcoming, family community, and are inspired to live out the school’s motto – to be; ‘Calm, Courageous, Courteous and Considerate.’
At Twickenham Prep we aim to give our pupils a love of science by engaging them in lessons that are as hands on and interactive as possible. We encourage them to work together collaboratively but also look for them to ask questions and think independently. From Year 4 upwards pupils are taught by a specialist teacher in the school lab.
The Science department has always had a generous budget and is very well provisioned with an interactive white board, practical equipment, data loggers and various other resources, including a subscription to Twig and TigTag, for teaching the curriculum. The lab has a prep room attached to it and there is technician support for around 3 hours each week.
In the Science department we believe it is important to:
- Engage and stretch all pupils regardless of ability
- Revisit topics taught in previous years and build on knowledge
- Make use of the correct vocabulary
- Develop pupils’ practical skills so that they become confident and independent when carrying out experimental work
We use the ISEB 11+ syllabus, which is based on the National Curriculum, to ensure that the pupils are well prepared for moving forward with their science studies The 13+ Common Entrance programme of study provides the boys in Years 7 and 8 with a rich and engaging course. Pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 have four lessons of science a week, normally two single lessons and one double. Years 7 & 8 receive five lessons per week, normally two double lessons and one single.
The Head of Science is responsible for developing and delivering the overall strategic vision of the department, including management of budgets, resources and the Science curriculum; this is a broad role that would suit an experienced teacher with drive and determination.
Teaching science to Year 4 to Year 8, you will be an engaging teacher with a passion for Science who can motivate learning and deliver inspiring lessons. Responsible for overseeing the teaching and learning that takes place in the Pre-Prep department and Year 3 to Year 4.
Working with Year 7 to Year 8 in delivering the Common Entrance Curriculum and Common Entrance Scholarship Curriculum to the School's Year 8 scholars.
This is a permanent full time position.
Start Date: January 2021 or April 2021
For further information on how to apply visit:
Application deadline: Monday 21st September 2020 (9am)
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 28th September 2020
If you have any questions you may contact:
Phone: 020 8783 3556
The School reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
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