Teacher of Chemistry and Science
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

Job reference: 001986

Location: Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

Closing date: 24/04/2019

Salary: MPS/UPS, commensurate with experience + £2,000 joining bonus

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time, maternity cover contract in the first instance

Start Date: September 2019

Are you an excellent science practitioner with a specialism in Chemistry?  Would you relish the opportunity to join a highly successful grammar school with a well-resourced department?  Are you keen to teach Chemistry at A-Level? Required for September 2019, Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School has a rare opportunity to appoint a Teacher of Chemistry and Science.   Whether you are an NQT at the start of your teaching career, or a teacher with many years experience, we can offer our successful candidate fantastic career development opportunities within the school and across the wider Trust.  This role is initially offered on a maternity cover contract but we have every intention to offer a substantive role thereafter within the wider organisation.  

Our successful candidate will;

  • be an outstanding classroom practitioner or have the potential to become one
  • have an ability to teach science in Key Stage 3 and Chemistry to Key Stage 5
  • be committed to enabling all students to achieve their full potential
  • demonstrate enthusiasm and strong subject knowledge
  • be able to contribute effectively as a member of a Chemistry and science team.


Science is taught in Years 7, 8 and 9, with GCSE Triple Science or Double Science at Key Stage 4.  Approximately 60% of students study Triple Award.  This post would suit a newly qualified or experienced teacher alike as we can offer excellent professional development opportunities locally and across the wider Trust, bespoke to you. 

We know that excellent science teachers are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 (payable within your first year) to attract the right person.  


Working with us:  Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School is an 11-18 Boys’ Grammar School of 1,300 students, including 350 in our co-educational Sixth Form.  Ofsted awarded the school an outstanding grade in every category in our most recent inspection, commenting that “students thrive within its distinctive ethos, enabling them to succeed academically and to develop into confident, well-rounded individuals who are prepared extremely well for their future lives.”

In 2012, the school was designated one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools, and we are also a National Support School and regional Maths Hub lead.  These factors ensure exceptional career development opportunities.

If you are interested in working with bright, talented pupils, and alongside an exceptional group of teachers then please contact the PA to the Headteacher Mrs Jacqueline Harrison - (harrisonj@sjwms.co.uk) 01634 844008.  We encourage applicants to visit our website to learn more about our school – www.sjwms.org.uk.  

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.   You can also view our video below which provides a glimpse of what it's like to work with LAT and why we're proud of what we do. 


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Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.  If you have any queries regarding the role or the application process, please contact the LAT Talent Team on 01634 412 245 or email us at talent@latrust.org.uk.

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