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Teacher of Chemistry

Salary Generous package dependent on qualifications and experience
Location South Croydon
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Teacher of Chemistry

Permanent, Full-time, Full Year

Start date: September 2024

Salary: Generous package dependent on qualifications and experience

Whitgift is one of Britain’s leading independent day and boarding schools, set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast. We are proud to be able to offer:

  • a unique, tailor-made education for boys aged 10-18
  • beautiful and historic parkland site with outstanding facilities
  • a record of outstanding academic achievement
  • superb facilities for over 40 sports, an exciting performing arts programme and a wide range of co-curricular activities
  • excellent pastoral care.

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated graduate to join a dynamic, friendly and highly successful department. Examination results are excellent in this subject and applicants will:

  • have excellent subject knowledge
  • have the skills to promote a collaborative learning culture to maintain high standards
  • be able to demonstrate a talent for motivating and enthusing young learners to achieve their best
  • have excellent planning and preparation skills
  • have the ability to problem-solve and manage classroom behaviour effectively
  • be resilient under pressure
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills

The post is suitable for experienced teachers as well as those new to the profession who may be able to participate in our highly-regarded Initial Teacher Training programme. There is a proactive culture of supporting and developing talented and inspiring teachers.

Staff are expected to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral system is also anticipated.

In return we offer a generous salary and benefits package including membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (including Life Assurance cover), Employee Discount Club, discount on school fees for the Foundation Schools (permanent posts only), access to our on-site gym, membership of a healthcare plan, a range of family-friendly benefits and season ticket loan. Accommodation may be available. Assistance is offered towards removal expenses etc., up to £1,000 in total.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For further information and an online application form, please visit For any queries, please contact Sian Herring, Head of Chemistry, on 020 8688 9222 or email Alternatively, telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email

Applications will be reviewed daily, and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

`Whitgift School (part of the John Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure & Barring Service and on-line media checks (including personal, professional and other online activities)`. 

For more than 400 years, Whitgift has been transforming boys’ lives through education.

Whitgift 2025 was created as a result of the input and imagination of staff and students and the next few years will represent an exciting time of evolution for the school, both in terms of our site development plan and the educational partnerships we are embarking on. 

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