Chelsea Academy is a fantastic place to work. Staff have access to first class facilities, motivated and committed students and an ethos of professional development and self improvement.

Teacher of Physics

Salary: Inner London Main Scale
Start: September 2019
Closing Date: February 10th 2019

The Academy is seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Physics, who has a track record of raising attainment and delivering outstanding lessons. We offer an outstanding, settled and stable science department where you will be developed and can teach. We have a science specialism which is seen across the Academy and have links with numerous universities and scientific associations. Our students go to CERN each year and we believe in the power of fieldwork and outdoor education. This is an excellent science department to work in and has results which are significantly above national averages and are some of the best in London.

In particular, candidates should have:

  • An excellent track record teaching at GCSE and AS/A2 level, where possible, demonstrated through exemplary examination results (for NQTs, the ability to describe how to get excellent GCSE and A level results would be an advantage)
  • The ability to teach Physics up to A-level would be advantageous but not essential.
  • The capacity to contribute to the development of the Academy’s Christian ethos
  • The ability to inspire and motivate others
  • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
  • Enthusiasm for developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and student participation
  • A clear understanding of the latest curriculum and pedagogical developments in Science and associated curriculum areas
  • The passion and commitment to work in an outstanding, inner-city Academy.

Applications from NQTs are welcome and will also be considered. The Academy offers an excellent NQT induction programme including weekly seminars and a supportive coaching culture – we are great place to start your career.

Academy Overview

We hope that the application pack, along with the Academy’s website, gives you all of the information that you need to help you apply for a post here. Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behaviour of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students that attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London.

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We want all of our teachers to be outstanding and so offer unrivalled professional development and support. This includes a CPD session every week (including opportunities to regularly visit other schools for newly qualified teachers) and a thriving in house Lead Practitioner team that coach and support staff across the Academy. Through the Chelsea Academy Way for Learning we have a simple, flexible and consistent way of developing outstanding teaching. Most of our senior and middle leaders started as teachers with us and have developed into highly talented practitioners. We offer internal and external training through NPQML, NPQSL and Teaching Leaders – your professional development is important to us.  Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits these include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch

How to apply

Please complete the application form below and return to the Academy. Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis as applications are received.  It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Advisor) on, who can put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy and / or requests for informal discussions with the Principal are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha.

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK  prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.

Application Pack
Application Form

School Direct Vacancies (Unsalaried)

The Academy is seeking to appoint highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic future teachers who would like to benefit from beginning their career in an Academy centred around it’s high standards in teaching and learning. The schools Direct programme here at Chelsea Academy is organised through the West London Teaching Schools Alliance (WLTSA) and is partnered with St Mary’s University. It enables you to achieve a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We currently have vacancies in English, Maths, Geography, History, Modern Languages and RE. All of these vacancies can be found and applied for through on the WLTSA website using the link below.

Here you will be able to find the dates for teacher training recruitment fairs and open days; information about how to apply (through UCAS); a simple explanation of the different routes into teaching, clarifying what ‘School Direct’ teacher training actually means and its advantages including the different salaried and unsalaried options; an explanation about different qualification outcomes; information about finance, entry requirements and links to all our partner school websites.  The recruitment period lasts throughout this academic year but some programmes have limited places and we advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Working at Chelsea Academy

Chelsea Academy is a fantastic place to work. Staff have access to first class facilities, motivated and committed students and an ethos of professional development and self improvement. Whether you join as an associate member of staff, an NQT, a middle leader or a member of the leadership team your development is important to us. We are committed to ensure that all staff have access to outstanding CPD, be this in school through our in-house ‘excellence in leadership’ program (a bespoke 8 module course facilitated by external leadership coaches), or the more regular NPQMLNPQSLteaching leaders or future leaders routes. We also have a two hour staff development session every week to ensure that you have the most up to date training and development opportunities as all of our students deserve the best teaching and best teachers.

A number of our middle and senior leaders started at the Academy and have been promoted internally. We also have a number of middle leader whom we have developed into senior leaders at other schools. We have particular expertise in the area of leadership development and improving teaching in class. We are always looking for excellent ambitious teachers to join us so that we can develop them further.  As well as developing staff we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Private health insurance including physiotherapy.
  • Free lunch each day.
  • An Academy Laptop.
  • Performance related pay.
  • More PPA time than local schools.
  • Access to the Chelsea Academy Learning Cloud (CALC) with anytime, anywhere access to email, calendars, the staff shared drive and the google suit of productivity tools (gmail, drive, calendar, google classroom etc…).
  • Easy access to central London via the District line (Fulham Broadway is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the Academy).
  • Five minutes walk from Imperial Wharf Station – served by the Overground and Southern Railway.
  • Membership to the staff association which arranges social events each half term.

Equal Opportunities

At Chelsea Academy we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all. All member of our community have the right to respect and tolerance from others and equally are expected to treat others with the same respect and tolerance. We encourage and enable employees and students to achieve their full potential in an environment which is free from all forms of unfair treatment, discrimination and harassment. The values and ethos of the Academy are central to our Equality and Equal Opportunities policy


Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will have to be able to satisfy an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Investors in People Gold

We have held the Investors in People Gold award for the past 4 years and are proud to have been re-accredited this award in March 2017. Your professional development is important to us.