Teacher of Biology (Secondary)
Job Type: Full-time/ Permanent
Salary: Depending on experience
Reporting to: The Science Faculty Lead
- PGCE qualification (preferably)
- A suitable degree level qualification
- Newly Qualified Teachers considered
Working hours: Monday to Friday, with occasional Saturday work
Llandovery College is one of the leading independent educational establishments in Wales. Comprising a nursery school, prep school and senior school, our ethos is driven by pride, passion and performance. Our values are compassion, tolerance, kindness, integrity, generosity of spirit combined with a commitment to service and academic excellence.
The Science department is dynamic and forward looking with an emphasis on continuing professional development of all staff.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic biologist, who will have the flexibility to teach across KS3, 4 and 5, with the aim to help us to deliver exceptional learning experiences for all our senior pupils. The successful applicant will ideally have a proven track record of delivering high quality lessons with excellent pupil outcomes, and will possibly have the ability to teach at least one other Science at KS3/4.
Staff are expected to be committed to raising standards for all pupils and to be forward thinking and pro-active in identifying key trends, responding to the inherent changes required in the delivery of this subject area.
What we can offer you:
As well as offering a competitive salary in line with Llandovery pay scales, staff concession on academic fees, pension, free-parking and the support of a dedicated and committed staff team, we can also offer you the opportunity to further develop your skills and talents with us. The role will require a hard-working, enthusiastic individual who will be able to easily fit into a friendly and supportive team of talented and committed teachers who are focused and well organised.
If so, the main duties for this role are:
– To teach pupils according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of differentiated work to be carried out by the pupil in the College and elsewhere.
– To be responsible to assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of pupils and to keep such records as are required.
– To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils.
– To ensure that ICT, literacy, numeracy and College subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of pupils.
– To ensure a high-quality learning experience for pupils which meets internal and external quality standards.
– To prepare pupils for qualifications and external examinations.
– To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to pupil’s needs and demands of the syllabus.
– To support the work of teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers
– To maintain discipline in accordance with the College’s procedures, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and independent study.
– To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback within the guidelines of the Mathematics department.
– To participate in departmental outings, meetings, parents' evenings and training events.
– To undergo observation and participate in regular in-service training (INSET).
– To contribute to the synergy between prep and senior schools.
– To participate enthusiastically in and further develop a flourishing co-curricular programme.
– To undertake pastoral duties, including tutor responsibilities.
– To support and encourage pupils on a group or individual basis as necessary.
– To adhere to Health, Safety and Security requirements.
About you - To be considered for the role of Biology Teacher, you will need:
- Qualified Teacher Status (Graduates seeking teacher training considered)
- Degree level education
- An understanding of the different ways in which children learn and of a variety of teaching strategies
- Demonstrate a commitment to and an understanding of the processes of inclusion and equal opportunities in particular knowledge of strategies for EAL pupils learning
- A clear understanding of current educational legislation, issues and debates
- Professional in appearance, with an excellent classroom manner and flexible approach
- Capacity to work under pressure and to deadlines
- Recognise the importance of confidentiality
- Support and maintain the vision of the College in a time of growth and development
- Committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people
- A willingness to understand more about Llandovery College Education
- Cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
- To complete the application pack provided in addition to providing a CV
- To be proficient in IT, including databases and mail merge
– Knowledge of current procedures and strategies for raising standards
– Experience of working in a dynamic classroom environment
Llandovery College is an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applications for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
Applications from trainee teachers and NQTs are welcome.
Closing dates for applications: 28 March, 2020
Llandovery College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks