Teacher of biology - maternity cover, Leeds

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The Grammar School at LeedsLeeds

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Above national scales
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) is seeking a talented and dynamic Teacher of biology to join the school from January 2020. This full time position is on a temporary basis for up to one year to cover maternity leave.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and effective Teacher of biology, who is willing to play their role in the department and in school to the full; an individual who is committed to the teaching of biology at all levels and who is willing to develop present aspects of the curriculum and to further enhance the department’s standing.  They will also have strong classroom management skills and will be expected to play a full part in this busy department. 

The Faculty

The science faculty is very strong and has an outstanding academic record at GCSE, A level and with Oxbridge entrance.  The department has outstanding technical support through a technical team leader and a general science technician. The biology department has eight academic staff and extends to eight laboratories, preparation room, greenhouse and a staff office, furthermore has a reputation for excellence.

In Year 7, the pupils begin to study the three separate sciences undertaking courses in biology, chemistry and physics.  The study of the separate disciplines continues through year 8 to year 11 when all pupils are entered for a double award in science or separate biology (Edexcel International GCSE science (double award)).  Biology, chemistry and physics are all offered at A level.   The science teaching facilities are among the finest available in any school in the country at this time and the faculty is generously resourced. The vast majority of teaching in each department is by subject specialists.

Colleagues have the opportunity to participate in the wide range of co-curricular activities available within the school and to support the house system. There are also a range of generous non contractual benefits available including access to the school gym and pool.

Closing date: 08:00 on Monday 14 October 2019

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 17 October 2019

GSAL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.

GSAL is an equal opportunities employer, selecting employees solely on merit irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

More about The Grammar School at Leeds
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 229 1552
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