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Lead Teacher of Biology

Lead Teacher of Biology

London Academy of Excellence (LAE)


  • Expired
Salary dependent on experience.
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Required for September 2018
Apply by:
19 February 2018

Job overview


Lead Teacher of Biology

Required for September 2018
Full-time, permanent

Salary dependent on experience. 

London Academy of Excellence (LAE) is seeking to recruit an inspirational teacher to lead a highly successful A level biology department comprised of four teaching staff. LAE is an ambitious, academically selective sixth form in the heart of Stratford, close to the Olympic Park and just two minutes from Stratford Station (zone 2/3), with excellent links to all parts of London.

In 2017 LAE secured outstanding A level results. 88% of A level grades were A*, A or B and 60% of all grades were A* or A. More than 150 students progressed to Russell Group universities with fifteen securing places at Oxbridge and 21 taking up offers to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. 

The school is heavily oversubscribed with more than 3000 applications for 250 places each year and was graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in November 2017. 

Skills, qualifications and experience

We seek a teacher and leader committed to high academic standards who can communicate to young people an enthusiasm for biology. Excellent subject knowledge is essential for this post along with the ability to lead and manage a busy and successful department of well over 300 sixth formers, many of whom successfully apply to study biology, medicine and related subjects at the country’s leading universities. 

What LAE can offer you:

· the opportunity to teach your subject to the highest standard to many of the most able and inquisitive young people in east London;

· a regular high-quality continuous professional development and support;

· a modern and positive learning environment minutes from the Olympic Park and Stratford Station;

· collaborative working with our world-class partner schools such as Brighton College, Highgate School and Eton College. 

How to apply?

Please submit a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 together with a

CV and the LAE application form by 9.00am on Monday, 19 February 2018 to

The full job description and our application form is available to view and download from our website.

For more information, please contact James Kane, Assistant Head on 020 3301 1480 or email 

The London Academy of Excellence is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About London Academy of Excellence (LAE)

“An inspirational school”

LAE is one of the highest-performing sixth form colleges in the United Kingdom. Our average A level grade is an A* and our ALPS 1 value-added score places us in the top 1% of schools nationally for progress. LAE consistently secures top university destinations for all students. The school is particularly proud of its success helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain places at the finest universities in the UK and around the world. Over 1,200 of our alumni have progressed to a Russell Group university and over 120 to Oxford or Cambridge.

However, academic success if only one aspect of life at LAE. Our links with partner schools, employers and universities are combined with a rich and varied co-curricular offer that encompasses sport, music, arts, volunteering and careers experience. The provision is truly unique and sets LAE apart as an inspirational school.

Successful candidates will be joining an diverse, inclusive, and ambitious school located in the heart of Stratford, close to the Olympic Park and just two minutes from Stratford Station (zone 2/3), with excellent links to all parts of London.

LAE can offer you:

· The opportunity to gain experience of teaching and working with highly motivated students in one of the country’s leading sixth form schools.

· An intellectually stimulating working environment characterised by a culture of professional trust and collegiate working that promotes autonomy, innovation, and rigour.

· Access to an outstanding package of regular, high-quality continuous professional development and support.

· A modern and positive learning environment minutes from the Olympic Park and Stratford Station.

· A package of employee benefits including access to a Cycle Scheme, Tech Scheme, and discounted local gym memberships.

LAE is a diverse and inclusive school, committed to supporting staff and students to be themselves and succeed on merit.

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