Teacher of Science

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Type of Position:Teacher
Start Date:September 2022
Closing Date: Monday 23 May 2022 (12 noon)

Full Time - MPS/UPS

Thank you for expressing an interest in the post of Teacher of Science

Copthall School is led by a decisive leader having been awarded ‘TES Headteacher of the Year Award 2020’ and an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for Services to Education.  High quality teaching and learning is one of our priorities which leads to outstanding results.   Our outcomes for GCSEs are outstanding with a year on year upward P8 trajectory, placing us in the top 3% nationally for progress.  Our thriving Sixth Form, which is in the top 12% of schools for A-Level results, offers both A-Level and Vocational pathways and we boast an excellent success rate in University applications.

Applications are invited from a dynamic, enthusiastic and student focused experienced or Early Career teacher. Science is a very popular subject and our results are consistently strong. Our students are keen to learn and are a real pleasure to teach.  Due to the growth of our KS3 and KS5 curriculum, we are looking to recruit a full time Science Teacher to teach across KS3, 4 and KS5.  We have a range of departmental initiatives which provide opportunities to cultivate their creative capabilities and for the right candidate there may be opportunities for an additional leadership responsibility within the department to be agreed.  This is a really exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about education and looking to develop their own skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • have QTS
  • be an innovative and reflective practitioner who is keen to learn
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils
  • have an interest in and commitment to working with, supporting the development of, and safeguarding children

and in return we offer candidates:

  • support, mentoring and training appropriate to the post
  • a forward looking, hardworking and enthusiastic team of staff with the desire and skills to improve outcomes
  • the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the school, its students and families
  • benefits from our Employee Assistance Programme/Well-being package

Copthall is a beacon of success and has been featured regularly on a range of media platforms:  Our commitment to staff development and staff welfare is exceptionally strong and is evident in the calm and purposeful atmosphere you will find at our school.   We are looking for staff who are committed to developing confident and capable learners and who are prepared to work hard for every single student.

At Copthall, all staff, whether in teaching or support roles, are highly valued and their contribution to our students is appreciated by the whole school community. The school provides an environment for staff to thrive and develop professionally, whilst enhancing the experience of Copthall students.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the School’s Virtual tour accessible via:

Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply: Application forms must be completed and are available from the school website: or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937.  We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.  Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to

Closing date: Monday 23rd May 2022 (12 noon) – The school reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to promoting safeguarding and the protection of children and vulnerable adults. 

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Application Form Teaching (Word) 18th May 2020 Download
***Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy*** 24th Jan 2022 Download
Candidate Information Pack Teacher of Science 30th Mar 2022 Download