Teacher of Science (for the right candidate living onsite in return for boarding duties)

Closing Date: 25 April 2024
Telephone: 01428605805
Email: recruitment@royal.surrey.sch.uk
Salary: UL Teacher Scale
Employment Term: Full TimePart TimePermanent

To inspire and encourage a passion for learning and to achieve their very best in the Subject of Science.

Start Date: September 2024

Tenure: Part-time/Full-time

For further details please apply through the school’s website: https://www.royal-school.org/work-with-us


Teaching and Learning

  • To possess and maintain a deep and secure knowledge of your subject and the best practice pedagogy associated with its delivery.
  • To create a challenging and stimulating classroom climate that will motivate pupils to learn, think independently, take risks, empathise with others, and perform to the best of their abilities.
  • To support every pupil in their learning, making them feel included, secure, and valued.
  • To be consistent, fair and create an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
  • To be aware of the learning needs of the pupils you teach and ensure that each pupil is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.
  • To monitor progress against prior attainment and employ effective intervention strategies when required.
  • To follow the guidance and schemes of work provided by the Head of Department.
  • To plan and deliver inspiring lessons.
  • To undertake high quality preparation, marking and report writing, in line with School policy, so that pupils achieve the highest possible standards.

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:


  • Good Honours degree
  • A postgraduate teaching qualification including QTS, is strongly desirable.
  • Evidence of further relevant professional development
  • ECT’s welcomed.


  • Ability to deliver inspiring lessons up to A Level
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues in a successful and dynamic school.
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and ICT skills


  • A proven track record of delivering on academic performance.
  • Evidence of successful, inspiring, and innovative teaching at all levels
  • Experience of collaborating with colleagues

Personal Qualities

  • High levels of personal and professional integrity and an ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
  • Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff, and parents.
  • Positive rapport with pupils
  • High standards of personal presence and presentation and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
  • A healthy sense of humour


  • A team player with leadership qualities
  • A reflective and flexible approach
  • Organised, energetic and able to self-direct.
  • Positive, enthusiastic, and energetic approach to life
  • Ability to think creatively and imaginatively.
  • Committed to The Royal School’s ethos and strategic vision.
  • High expectations for pupil attainment, personal development, and conduct
  • Ambitious and aspirational for oneself and for the school
  • Committed to professional development and show a willingness to undertake appropriate training for this role.

The School

The Royal School is a small, independent, co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 9 – 18. The school is academically ambitious for all its pupils and the size of the school ensures that every member of staff knows and cares for every pupil. The focus is on the whole child, seeking to develop their talents and sparking their intellectual curiosity. Our Future Ready philosophy for education aims to ensure pupils leave us prepared for life.

It is testament to our staff team and focus on finding the best in everyone that in 2022 The Royal School was shortlisted in the prestigious TES Schools Awards as Best Boarding School of the year and has been nominated as a finalist in the Muddy Stilettos Best Schools Award.

The school is part of United Learning which brings with its numerous opportunities for professional development, to share ideas and best practice, amongst our supportive network of 7,000 colleagues. The Royal School is a warm and friendly place to work.

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. All Applicants will be required to complete the United Learning online application form and a link is provided on this advert. CVs will not be accepted in place of United Learning’s application form.

The Royal School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work at the School to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post including an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and checks with previous employers.

The Royal School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum, and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff’s wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It’s an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone.

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online check.

United Learning values diversity and inclusion and is committed to creating and sustaining a more diverse workforce. We welcome applications from professionals of minority ethnic origin and from majority ethnic professionals who share our commitment to inclusion and diversity.