Alliance member: Dame Alice Owen's School
Closing date: Wednesday, 12th May 2021
HEAD OF BIOLOGY (MPS/UPS + TLR 2b)
Required for September 2021
Full time, permanent post
Closing date: Noon, Wednesday 12 May 2021
Interview date: Monday 17 May 2021
We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.
The Governing Body of this highly successful, partially selective, mixed school invite applications for the post of Head of Biology. We seek a highly motivated and energetic candidate to join our very successful and well-resourced Science Department, as part of a team of 24 specialist science teachers and 6 support staff. Science is a very popular option at A level at the school with 26 sets in Year 12 and 13 covering all three science disciplines, including 10 Biology classes. Three quarters of GCSE students take triple sciences, with the remaining entering Combined Sciences. You will need to be able to teach students up to and including A level in Biology. The ability to teach another Science up to GCSE would be advantageous.
In 2019, 96% of all students secured five or more A*-Cs at GCSE, and 84% of A level entries were graded A*- B. 78% of GCSE Triple Science results were graded 9-8, with over 97% at 6 or above; 85% of A Level Science results were graded A*-B.
The school is situated on an attractive 35-acre site in the Green Belt, has excellent facilities and is committed to an extensive programme of staff development. Central London is easily reached by rail from Potters Bar and the school is close to motorway links.
The Governing Body is committed to admitting the children of staff in line with our admissions procedure. Please visit https://damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk/ About us > Vacancies to download an application pack. For an informal discussion, contact Mike Jays, Head of Science, on 01707 643 441 x 338 (email@example.com). To apply, please send your completed application form together with a covering letter stating why you are well placed to take this position at our school to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, Wednesday 12 May 2021.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.
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