Head of Biology, Essex

Closing date:This job has expired

The King Edmund SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: 01 January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Pay Ranges
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Biology

Full-time, permanent post

Main / Upper Pay Range

TLR 2b - £4,781 per annum (pay award pending)

Recruitment & Retention allowance considered

Required for start in January 2020

Relocation packages considered

KES is a ‘Good’ school with great public transport links.  The school day lends itself to a good work/life balance with the teaching day ending at 14:10 each day.  Offering superb facilities and resources, an extensive support programme, including mentor/buddy system, Initial Teacher Training support for NQTs, a system of twilight training sessions, as well as excellent development opportunities.  Staff benefits include free car parking, onsite gymnasium and swimming pool, as well as staff recognition schemes including a ‘Shout Out Board’ and your own personal ‘KES Angel’.

If KES sounds like the place you would like to work and develop your teaching career please complete the ‘Quick Apply’ icon.  You are also welcome to telephone the school on 01702 545771 extension 3288 to register your interest, find out more about the school and the role, as well as arrange a visit to see the school in operation.  Alternatively please submit your current CV to recruitment@kes.essex.sch.uk.

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The Science Faculty has had a significant investment over recent years including £550,000 refurbishment of our 10 Science laboratories equipped with the latest technologies including interactive whiteboards, teaching wall and teacher’s demonstration area.  There is also a team of 4 specialist Technicians who provide full technician support, particularly in the preparation and cleaning/clearing of lesson materials. The Science team are very supportive of each other and, together with new team members this academic year, a highly experienced one, but also where the members are keen to further develop their practice to support student progress and continue to develop this curriculum area.

During Years' 7 to 9, students study all three areas of Science and in Years 10-to 11 they study each specialism individually; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  The aim is to ensure they have a solid grounding preparing them for GCSE.  Students who are part of the KES Sixth Form are able to study A Levels in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, as well as a BTEC in Applied Science.

Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to accept new ideas and a thorough commitment to student learning with evidence of high level of subject specialism and professional development, as well as a flexible and adaptable attitude to meet the needs of the school. We want staff with the vision and determination to ensure all our students receive a first class education and who will rise to the challenge of building on success. 

Closing Date for applications is midday on Wednesday 16 October 2019

Interviews to be conducted during the week commencing 21 October 2019

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.



More about The King Edmund School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Vaughan Close, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1TL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1702 545771
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The King Edmund School is a co-educational comprehensive school for students aged 11 to 19. It is situated in an attractive semi rural area of Rochford, voted one of the top 10 best places to live in the UK. The town and its surrounding rural area no...