About LAE

Teacher of Chemistry

Type of Position:Teaching staff
Salary:£36,745 - £56,959 per year, MPS/UPS
Start Date:September 2024
Closing Date: 09:00 on Monday 15th April

London Academy of Excellence (LAE) is seeking to recruit an inspiring Chemistry Teacher to join this ambitious, academic sixth form. LAE is an Outstanding, heavily oversubscribed school located in the heart of Stratford, close to the Olympic Park and just two minutes from Stratford Station (zone 2/3), with excellent links to all parts of London.

LAE is the top-ranked sixth form provider in England to offer a full A level curriculum, according to The Sunday Times Parent Power Survey 2022. The school is particularly proud of its success in helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain places at the finest universities in the UK and around the world. Over 1,400 of our alumni have progressed to Russell Group universities and over 150 to Oxford or Cambridge. 

We are looking for a Teacher of Chemistry who can demonstrate excellent practice and inspire young people. LAE takes occupancy of brand new premises in 2026 with a suite of classroom labs.

Candidates should share in our commitment to the highest of academic standards and to the advancement of our students’ social mobility. The successful candidate will lead an outstanding department who continuously perform outstanding lessons to deliver outstanding results.

All staff contribute in some way to the school’s extensive co-curricular programme, student development and whole school life.

LAE would particularly welcome candidates that reflect the diversity of its student community.

LAE can offer you:

• The opportunity to work with highly motivated students in one of the country’s leading sixth form schools.

• An intellectually stimulating working environment characterised by a culture of professional trust and collegiate working that promotes autonomy, innovation, and rigour.

• Access to an outstanding package of regular, high-quality continuous professional development and support.

• A modern and positive learning environment minutes from the Olympic Park and Stratford Station.

• Collaborative working with our world-class partner schools: Brighton College, Caterham School, Eton College, Forest School, Highgate School and UCS Hampstead. 

• A package of employee benefits including subsidised lunches and social events; access to a Cycle Scheme, Tech Scheme, and discounted local gym memberships; and longer school holidays, which include an extended eight-week summer break. 

LAE is a diverse and inclusive school, committed to supporting staff and students to be themselves and succeed on merit.  

How to apply?

Please submit an application including a supporting statement that addresses the demands of a Lead Teacher role. Application via the TES website no later than 09:00 on Monday 15th April 2024.

Consideration will be made those wishing to make application on either a part-time or a full time basis. Please clearly state this in your application.

LAE reserves the right to appoint ahead of the deadline and therefore early application is advised. For more information, please contact HR@lae.ac.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo pre-employment screening, including an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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