Become a stimulating physics network lead school with the Institute of Physics

The Stimulating Physics Network (an Institute of Physics project funded by the Department for Education) is expanding their network of Lead Schools –

Dr Abby Bell from Sir Christopher Hatton School tells us about her experiences of becoming an SPN Lead School and outlines the benefits of being part of the programme.

Use I want to study engineering for students that are applying for engineering at top universities

I want to study Engineering

Our aim is to teach you to solve engineering problems and to show that this process can be rewarding and a lot of fun.

School mathematics and physics provide the tools we need, so we offer around 300 questions adapted from OCR A-level papers. There are full video tutorials and a facility to provide email help if you get “confused” (provided you are logged in).

Building on the A-level material, you can work on our 211 more difficult problems. These are designed to reflect some of the challenges in university engineering admissions interviews. Again, there is support in the form of video tutorials and the “confused” button for when you get stuck.

For a break, try our innovative educational games to learn about electricity, logic, mechanics, materials and more. Problem solving is all about practice; the more problems you solve the better you will become, so let’s get started!

Use Isaac Physics with your students – It will get them a better grade

Physics insight and understanding comes through doing physics, in particular solving problems. Isaac is a site designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and to students transitioning from GCSE (Y11), through to Sixth Form (Y12 & 13), to university. It combines an online study tool with face-to-face events at partner schools and institutions across the UK. Isaac is the new name for what began as the Rutherford Physics Partnership.

Isaac Physics 

Our resources and events are designed to provide students with an additional arena in which to develop the skills required to solve physical problems. Here they will develop an intuition and understanding of physical principles by tackling a range of examples from idealised problems through to real-world situations. With our online resource we also provide pages that give insight and practice in fundamental mathematical and physical techniques that are essential for potential physicists and engineers to have at their fingertips.

Gordonstoun school are looking for a Teacher of Physics (26 Jan 2018)

Gordonstoun has been leading the way in character education for more than 80 years.  Our uniquely broad curriculum provides challenge in the classroom, on the sea and on the mountain, on the stage and on the sports field, and enables students to discover the truth in our motto – Plus Est En Vous – there is more in you.  Situated on the stunning Moray Firth, with its sunny microclimate, the school offers a superb quality of life for staff and their families.

Gordonstoun is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative Teacher of Physics to join this excellent department.  The ability to teach physics to GCSE and A level standard is essential and experience of delivering biology or chemistry to GCSE would be desirable.  You will be someone who can enthuse students and promote the importance of science to the young people of Gordonstoun, in order to help them gain formal qualifications and aid them in taking their place as twenty-first century international citizens.  All candidates should be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, as this is a condition of employment.

Science is taught separately by specialist teachers in each of the science departments.  The majority of students currently follow the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Combined Science course, with a class in each of years 10 and 11 following separate sciences at GCSE (again following the Edexcel 9-1 course).  The sciences are popular at A level.  The physics department currently follow Edexcel’s A level specification.  Each of the science departments has a Head of Department and the teaching of science is managed by a Head of Science, who is one of the department Heads.  Each department has its own suite of laboratories and the departments are well-resourced, each with a technician whose responsibility is exclusively to support that department’s teaching staff.

A Teacher of Chemistry and/or Physics is required at Kingston Grammar School, Kingston upon Thames (Closing Date: 9.00am on Friday 19th January 2018)

A Leading HMC Selective Co-Educational Day School. 

Conveniently located in the heart of Kingston upon Thames, with its excellent transport links to central London by rail and road and a newly renovated, 22-acre sports grounds and boat house on the River Thames, opposite Hampton Court Palace, is the home of KGS Sport


Full-time or Part-time 

January 2018, April 2018 or September 2018 Start

“Pupils exhibit very strong study skills and are able to think for themselves and work independently, due in large part to carefully planned and well-structured lessons and a curriculum that challenges and captivates pupils.” (ISI Inspection May 2017)

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and well-qualified Teachers into our Chemistry and Physics departments. The applicants will ideally be able to teach to GCSE and there is an opportunity to teach up to A level and Oxbridge entry. Experienced teachers and NQTs are welcome to apply.

There is also an opportunity to be involved in the co-curricular life of the School relevant to your area/s of interest (Science Club, STEAM, Sport, Computer Science, CCF, DofE and lots more). Staff are remunerated through the Kingston Grammar School scale which tracks significantly above the national scale for teachers.

A job description, full person specification and application form can be downloaded via the Vacancies section on our website at or by e-mailing Anne Collins at

A visit to the School or a chat with our Head of Chemistry to find out more prior to application can be organised. Please contact Anne Collins if you would like to arrange either.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Friday 19th January 2018. Early applications welcome. We will review applications and invite applicants to interview on a rolling basis.

Kingston Grammar 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).

The British Vietnamese International School in Hanoi are looking for a Secondary Science Physics Teacher

The British Vietnamese International School (BVIS), produces a high-quality international education standard with a rapidly growing reputation. Fully integrated within the curriculum is the deliberate nurturing and safeguarding of Vietnamese language, culture and heritage. This new type of school is the first in Vietnam to offer this unique and special model.

BVIS is a member of the prestigious Federation of British Schools in Asia and has fully completed the accreditation by the Council of International Schools.

We are now seeking to add an outstanding leader to our staff team.

Secondary Science Physics Teacher

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, well qualified and experienced teachers.

A minimum of three years’ recent experience of teaching is essential. Overseas teaching experience is also desirable, with excellent subject knowledge, a passion for teaching and a strong desire for working in an outstanding dual language learning environment. The successful candidate will be able to deliver UK National Curriculum and IGCSE or International A Level programmes

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 47 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and The Americas, providing outstanding education to approximately 45,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. Our schools are united by one philosophy—we are ambitious for our students, our people and family of schools. This means that we want every student to achieve more than may have ever thought possible, which we ensure through personalised learning enhanced with unique global opportunities.

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of approximately 9,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

We offer a professional working environment and an attractive remuneration and benefits package. Initial contracts are for two years with a start date of August 2018.

Please apply for this vacancy using our recruitment portal operated by Job Train at Secondary Science Physics.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 9 January 2018 although we reserve the right to pursue good applications as soon as we are ready.

Further information can be obtained and downloaded from our web site or from the Job Train site.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practice and appointments are subject to an interview, satisfactory references, identity check and a minimum 10 year criminal record check.

Kings’ School Al Barsha in Dubai are looking for an Outstanding Secondary Physics Teacher

Kings’ School Al Barsha is seeking an outstanding Physics teacher to join our rapidly expanding Science department. The department has already established itself as a central part of school life and has quickly gained a reputation for academic excellence, with parents and students alike viewing science as a desirable career pathway.

The department is superbly resourced with purpose-built laboratories to encourage and facilitate student enquiry and research. As such this is a superb opportunity for an aspiring, imaginative and inspirational teacher to join a creative and innovative environment. You will join and be supported by a successful and highly creative faculty with exacting standards.

Kings’ is part of the John Hattie Visible Learning programme. This focuses on how to best enhance student achievement, linking closely to our mission statement of “The best by every child.” All teachers receive excellent and highly desirable professional development which informs our approach as a professional body.


  • A high quality degree with Physics or Mathematics as the sole or significant focus
  • An outstanding teacher, with a minimum of 3 years experience, though new teachers who are aspiring to be outstanding will be considered
  • Experience of teaching GCSE and A-Level
  • Able to teach consistently inspirational lessons and a track record/ability to deliver results
  • A commitment to the wellbeing and pastoral care of all students within their care
  • Able and willing to make a broader contribution to school life
  • Innovative, creative, enthusiastic and able to deliver results
  • Experience of working overseas or with international students would be an advantage.

How to apply: Candidates are to apply directly through the TES application form.

Closing date: 31 December 2017

(The school will conduct initial interviews to early applicants via Skype and reserves the right to offer an ideal candidate the position before the closing date)

Interviews to be held in London from 15 to 21 January 2018.

Successful applicants will take up their position in mid-August 2018 and will be invited to participate in a thorough programme of induction.

Watch the opening sequence of The Spy Who Loved me when teaching terminal velocity

This Roger Moore James Bond opening sequence features a beautiful free falling and opening of a parachute.

You could challenge your pupils to draw a velocity-time graph of Bond’s fall.

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Sedbergh School in Cumbria are looking for a Physics Technician (Closing Date: 5 Jan 2018)

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who would love to be part of our journey at Sedbergh School and will be instrumental in making a difference to our pupils’ education.

Working closely with the Head of Department, the Technician will play a key role in providing support to both, staff and pupils. We are looking for somebody flexible and caring, with a good sense of humour and with relevant experience or skills.

The successful candidate, who will be required to start working in the School in January 2018, will be joining a warm and friendly School community and will have the opportunity to use our extensive school facilities.

The School Offers:

-Permanent Contract (term time plus 3 weeks)

-Salary: £19,175 per annum

-Benefits, including contributory pension scheme and life cover

-Staff benefits package

For further information please contact:

Maria Gallego-Calderon on 015396 20303

Or for an application pack contact Maria


Sedbergh School is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.