Head of Biology, Rochford

Closing date:

The King Edmund SchoolRochford

Date posted:
Start date: 01 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main / Upper Pay Range plus TLR 2b
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Biology 

Main / Upper Pay Range TLR 2b - £4,734 per annum 

Relocation package & R&R considered

Required for start in September 2018 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Teacher of Biology with sound specialism knowledge looking for career progression to take on the role of Head of Subject. The successful candidate will be joining a ‘Good’ school and a faculty passionate about their students and about those students succeeding and achieving their ‘Personal Best’.  Applicants must have excellent communication skills to teach throughout the age and ability range, including A Level.   

Ideally candidates should have management experience, or be able to demonstrate good management skills, particularly in the delivery, co-ordination and development of this specific curriculum area. In addition, there is a need for candidates to have the ability and willingness to teach across the other Science specialisms. Determination to influence positive changes and assist in the further development of the faculty and whole school in other areas such as literacy, numeracy and narrowing the gap is a prerequisite. The postholder will make a significant contribution to raising standards and developing staff within the faculty as the curriculum lead in their subject.  

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 faculty and 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.   

In return, the successful candidate can expect:  

• A well resourced department which has undergone a £550,000 refurbishment 

• Laboratories equipped with the latest technologies including interactive whiteboards, teaching wall and teacher’s demonstration area 

• Comprehensive tailored induction programme 

• Commitment to continuing professional development 

• Opportunity for further progression 

• An extensive support programme  

If you feel that The King Edmund School is the type of school you are seeking, please apply by completing the application form available from our school website and email to recruitment@kes.essex.sch.uk. 

Early applications and school visits are warmly welcomed and positively encouraged.  

Closing Date for applications is 09:00am on Friday 25 May 2018    

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 4 June 2018



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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
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...