St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, Gretna Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 7PX

Head of Physics

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£25,714 - £41,604

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees

St Cuthbert's Catholic High School

Gretna Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 7PX

Required from September 2022

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School is seeking to appoint an outstanding physics teacher to lead our physics department. Our science department thrives on the notions of excellence, engagement and enthusiasm for the subject. We deliver a broad curriculum building science skills, knowledge and understanding through the excellent teaching. Throughout the school each discipline is taught as a separate subject. The science team is led by a head of science and each curriculum area has its own subject specialist lead. The successful candidate will receive support from a highly experienced subject leader, whilst having the autonomy to continue to develop and expand the physics department in the school.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the physics curriculum and how this can be taught in an inspiring way to maximise outcomes, whilst both instilling and developing a love for the subject. We are looking for someone who can help create the next generation of physicists, someone who will inspire our pupils and spark their passion for the subject. Above all, we are looking for someone who will help our boys become better men and show them the difference that physics can make in the world. The ability to extend pupils’ engagement beyond the school day, through co-curricular activities would be an advantage.

This is an opportunity to join a well-established and aspirational department in an outstanding, all-boys Catholic School that has enjoyed a reputation as a centre of educational excellence for over one hundred years. We welcome applications from both experienced leaders and outstanding physics teachers ready for the challenges of a leadership post.

Application forms and further information are available by following the link on our website for submission by 9.00am on Monday 14th February 2022.

Applications may be sent electronically or in hard copy to:

Human Resources

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School

Gretna Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 7PX

or by email:

Applications will be acknowledged by email. Interviews will be held on Friday 4th March 2022.

St Cuthbert’s is first and foremost a Catholic school. Applicants are not required to be practising Catholics but are expected to support and promote the school’s Catholic vision, mission and values.

Please note we do not accept applications by CV and all applicants must complete and return the Safe Recruitment Form as part of the application process.

If you do not hear from us you may assume that your application has not been successful.

The Governors of St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, the Trustees of the Bishop Bewick Trust and the Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Closing date:

4 March 2022

Apply and view further information