Teacher of Physics

We seek to appoint an outstanding, dedicated and committed Physics Teacher to ensure continued excellence within this well-resourced department. The successful candidate should be able to teach the Department’s curriculum at any of the three Key Stages offered by the School.

We would also encourage Early Career Teacher to apply – Training will be provided.

As one of the largest day schools in HMC, Forest abounds with opportunities for professional development and career development. Teachers at Forest are rarely just confined to their subject area and the majority play a full and active role in Forest’s enviable super-curricular and co-curricular programme, with opportunities to lead in clubs and activities as diverse as Model United Nations, Extended Project Qualification, Jedi Warrior Lightsabre Fencing, Chapel Choir, Music Technology and Cricket, to give but a few examples. The ambition, richness and distinct nature of the integrated curriculum at Forest offers our staff with an unparalleled experience of a modern and holistic education in our beautiful London setting. As our Good Schools Guide Review (2023) suggests Forest is a ‘flourishing, successful and well-led school in a glorious, green setting with consistently strong results that don’t require pupils to sacrifice happiness or wellbeing on the way to achieving them… an education that’s so genuinely rounded you could make hoops from it.

Forest invests heavily in the development of pedagogy and teaching strategy, with all teachers expected to engage in an ambitious Professional Learning Programme which includes seminars and contact with leading minds in the teaching and learning space; most recently, Forest welcomed Tom Sherrington who presented on curriculum strategy and design. In addition, we are immensely proud of our culture of formative, ongoing and developmental peer observation through our Teaching and Learning Communities. Teachers are also encouraged to liaise regularly with our team of Lead Teaching Practitioners and benefit from coaching and constructive critical feedback and reflection on their practice.

A balanced science programme, incorporating most of the features of the National Curriculum, is taught to pupils in Year 7 to 9 and satisfies the programme of study for Key Stage 3.

In Year 7 and 8, each class has one science teacher. In Year 9 pupils are taught by three specialist teachers and follows a programme of study in preparation for their Science GCSEs.

In Year 10, they choose either Double Award Science or any two or all three, of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, following the Edexcel IGCSE course.

All three sciences are popular subjects at A Level. A Level results in Physics have been pleasing for a considerable time, with an average of 70% obtaining A* to B grades since 2015. The Edexcel specification is followed in Physics.

The person appointed will join an exciting and successful Department and will make a full range of contributions to the life of the School. There is a firm focus upon providing high quality teaching and learning within the department, and the successful candidate will have the ability to share with their curiosity about how the world around us works and their enthusiasm for Physics.

If you relish the opportunity of making a real impact within a highly successful and ambitious school, then we look forward to hearing from you.



  • The closing date of applications is 06 March 2023, 08:00am
  • Complete and submit your application form Click here

Applications will be reviewed on a ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged. The School reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.