Trainee Teacher of Physics

Role: Trainee Teacher of Physics

Duration: Fixed term, full-time from 1st September 2018 to 3rd July 2020

Salary: Up to £18,181 per annum whilst training

Closing date: Monday, 4th June 2018

Would you like to train as a teacher in the post-compulsory sector whilst being paid to do so?

The College has substantial, successful experience of training teachers and provides a Grade 1 Teacher Training Programme awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University.

The teaching units in Physics cover all the “core Physics” from more traditional courses, but are based around more modern applications. Topics include:

Year 1:

  • Sports Performance
  • Playing and Recording Music
  • Materials e.g. food products
  • Powering a Satellite
  • Physics in Archaeology
  • Medical uses of Physics


Year 2:

  • Rail transport
  • Communications
  • Particle Physics
  • Earthquakes and Building Design
  • Astrophysics


Physics students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of course related experiences. In recent years, these have included:

  • A visit to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
  • A Christmas lecture at Surrey University
  • The opportunity to take part in the national Physics Olympiad


The successful applicant will be given a fixed-term contract over the training period and will divide their time between teaching and learning support duties. The College has a well-developed mentoring system and comprehensive professional development opportunities, through which the trainees will be fully supported towards a PGCE Post Compulsory Education qualification. The successful applicant will study at Reigate College. You must have a relevant degree and must not already have a teaching qualification. You must also demonstrate a commitment to a career in teaching and preferably have experience of working with young adults. The PGCE course fees will be paid by Reigate College.

As a trainee, your typical week will comprise teaching usually between 2 to 17 periods per week, with preparation and marking time. The remainder of your time will be spent as a Learning Facilitator, either supporting in class or working with individual students. You will be required to attend a training course on one evening per week throughout each year at Reigate College. You will also be expected to attend various evenings throughout the year such as Open Evenings and Parental Consultations.

This post is a fixed term, full-time appointment and is effective from 1st September 2018, through to 3rd July 2020. It is important to note that the College is unable to guarantee you any employment once your training is complete. Trainees are paid from £14,631 to £18,181 per annum, depending on the balance of duties between teaching and learning support.

Candidates are asked to complete the application form and return it to the Personnel Officer by email to as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00 a.m. on Monday 4 June 2018.

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