Head of Biology, Epsom, Ewell, Surrey

Closing date:

Glyn SchoolEpsom, Ewell, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 or earlier
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPR or UPR (£24,859 - £40,520) with an additional TLR of £4,832
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you ready to lead a highly successful Biology department in an ‘Outstanding’ school?  

Glyn School is seeking an innovative and dynamic Head of Biology to join us from September 2019 or earlier.  

This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring or established subject leader who is passionate about Science and has the ability to create an impact. Biology is a thriving subject at Glyn School and our students are achieving consistently high ALPS scores of 2 and 3.

We are looking to you to take on the leadership of Biology at Glyn and assist in the management of the Science faculty. The Head of Biology will be responsible for:

  • Supporting students and colleagues in the delivery of Biology across KS3, KS4 and KS5.
  • Creating and leading the development of resources and learning environment to ensure outstanding student progress.
  • Organising and leading A Level Biology field trips.

You will have the opportunity to lead and grow in a dynamic, forward thinking and progressive Science faculty. We offer excellent internal and external CPD training and frequently invite colleagues to collaborate and liaise with leading teachers across the GLF Multi-Academy Trust.

We are interested in hearing from you, no matter what point in your career you are currently at, and welcome flexible working arrangements. You will have the drive and ambition to lead our students from ‘outstanding’ to ‘exceptional’ and will have a proven track record in achieving high student outcomes. 

Glyn School s ideally situated just ten minutes’ walk from both Ewell East and Ewell West stations, both of which are approximately 20 minutes from Clapham Junction and within Zone 6.

Science at Glyn School:

Science is an integral part of the curriculum at Glyn and is taught across KS3, KS4 and KS5. Each class at KS3 is taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics and periodic set changes occur based on regular assessment. Triple and Combined Science is offered at KS4. Science is a popular subject choice at KS5, with an average of three A Level classes for all branches of Science – Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.  

Why should you teach at Glyn:

Glyn is an ‘Outstanding’ school and Learning and Teaching is at the heart of Glyn. We aim to deliver lessons that inspire and engage students who will then go on to fulfil and exceed their potential. Teachers who have a passion for their subject and build strong relationships with their students cultivate a ‘love of learning’ that ultimately sees the young people we teach make exceptional progress.  We firmly believe that high quality professional development is an important part of excellent teaching and we enthusiastically pursue ongoing teacher development. CPD, no matter where a teacher is in their career, is part of the fabric and culture of the school. For a glimpse of what we do for CPD, please visit our Learning Teaching channel – Glyn TV  

What other team members say about their careers at Glyn:

"I moved to Glyn after five years at a grammar school. It was definitely the right move for me. I absolutely love the atmosphere at Glyn. It's fantastic to work at a highly respected school where learning and teaching always takes priority”.

“I joined Glyn School as the Head of History and Politics in September 2015. My reasons for joining Glyn were to be part of an outstanding school, which was also a Teaching School".

“Glyn have been incredibly supportive and invested heavily in my training to ensure I am the best possible leader in education I can be. It never fails to amaze me how motivated all staff are to improve, and how committed leaders are to ensure all staff meet their potential”.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Be an outstanding classroom practitioner.
  • Have excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Have a proven track record in achieving excellent student progress.
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.
  • Be passionate about the students’ learning and welfare.
  • Be keen to be part of the wider school community, participating in extra-curricular clubs.

We can offer you (please do review our Glyn Staff Welfare document that is included in this advert):

  • An environment where the focus is on high quality teaching.
  • An environment where senior and middle leaders offer exceptional support for and emphasize staff well-being.
  • A culture of coaching with regular career development meetings offered with the Headteacher.
  • Exceptional CPD opportunities through our tailored CPD programme.
  • An opportunity to work collaboratively with leaders across the wider GLF MAT.

School visit:

You are very welcome to come and visit us at Glyn School. Please contact Sri Narasimhan (0208 716 4949), HR to arrange a suitable date and time.

Interview date: 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview as soon as applications are received. GLF reserves the right to invite candidates for interview ahead of the closing date and withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. We would therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. 


Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

About Glyn:

Glyn is a high performing school, with an Ofsted ranking of ‘Outstanding’ in 2009 and 2012. An oversubscribed 11-19 Academy, Glyn is the lead school in the successful and thriving GLF Multi-Academy Trust. We are a vibrant school for boys with 1227 students on roll (Year 7-11), and a successful mixed Sixth Form with 546 students. In 2014, we were designated a Teaching School, one of a select number that represent the most outstanding and innovative practices nationally. 

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More about Glyn School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: The Kingsway, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1NB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87164949
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Glyn School is a values driven, learning centric and innovative school, with an Ofsted ranking of ‘Outstanding’ in 2009 and 2012. An oversubscribed 11-19 Academy, Glyn is the lead school in the successful and thriving GLF Multi Academy Trust. We are ...