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Head of Biology

Head of Biology

City of London Academy (Southwark)


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Up to UPS3 (Inner London) + Academy TLR £4,393
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Easter 2018
Apply by:
22 February 2018

Job overview

Head of Biology

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Biology to develop the strategic direction, leadership and management of Biology in our Science Faculty. You will be able to teach KS3-5 classes and will work with the Head of Science and in collaboration with our dynamic science team to show the motivation, organisation and commitment required to achieve ambitious targets and exceed expectations both within your faculty and for the Academy as a whole. 

You must:

  • Have strong leadership skills
  • Have a good proven track record in raising attainment and accelerating progress
  • Be an excellent teacher with consistently ‘Good’ or 'Outstanding' classroom practice
  • Have high expectations of themselves and others
  • Be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have excellent subject knowledge
  • Encourage investigative and practical work in science to drive learning
  • Be flexible and a good team player

The City of London Academy is a vibrant and innovative educational community in the heart of Bermondsey. We are part of the prestigious City of London Family of Schools sponsored by the City of London. We are proud of our City heritage and value the opportunities it brings through the Guilds and Livery Companies. These serve as an aspirational bridge for our community. In addition, our offer is enriched through collaboration with our sister schools, both private and state. Our new dedicated Sixth Form Centre opened in September 2017 and accommodates the increased demand for Sixth Form places offering the broadest curriculum in state of the art facilities.

All applications must be made on the online TES application form. CVs will not be accepted.  Further details about the academy are also available from the academy website at:

The City of London Academy (Southwark) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers.

Closing date: 2 February 2018

Start date: April 2018.

Interviews: Will be held as and when applications are received.

Appointment: We may appoint more than one candidate.

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About City of London Academy (Southwark)

About the academy

If you want to work in a positive, open and supportive environment to change young people’s lives for the better then you should apply for this role. Staff turnover is low, student behaviour is excellent with student outcomes significantly improving.

We are driven by our core purpose of the Exploration of Life. Our purpose is enacted in line with our values of Integritas, Ambition, Resilience and Duty and brought to life through our four different curriculums.

Our academic curriculums are built from thresholds concepts specific to the subject discipline. Our pastoral curriculum develops the whole child, enabling them to understand their role in a global world. Our elevate curriculum works with those students at risk of falling behind to elevate them onto the mainstream curriculum. Our staff curriculum embraces that fact that as a motivated, trained and passionate team we will achieve more collectively than we ever could separately.

Students leave CoLA as thoughtful and empowered young people, ready to shape the world for the better.

The City of London Academy is well respected by the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe community. We are proud of what we have to offer and invite you to find out more. We have consciously kept our introduction here brief as we would encourage you to contact the academy and see what is happening on the ground.

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