Teacher of Biology, South Kensington

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Westminster TutorsSouth Kensington

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Start date: 18 September 2017
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Pay according to qualifications, experience and number of teaching hours
Contract term: Permanent

Westminster Tutors is one of the oldest tutorial colleges in the country with a long-standing reputation for superb teaching.  We were awarded Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in our 2015 inspection and are very positively reviewed by the Good Schools Guide. We operate in South Kensington as an independent sixth form college teaching mainly at A level, with a small GCSE cohort. The college is a small, very friendly community and teachers find their work with us immensely satisfying.

Due to new enrolments, we would like to appoint one or two teachers of Biology to join our team. These are part time positions and we are able to offer very flexible timetables according to our teachers’ other commitments. Many of our staff are also working on PhDs, or are engaged in other creative or scientific pursuits. Other teachers have had high-powered careers in education or academia and now wish to teach part-time in a rewarding and stimulating environment. The diversity and range of accomplishments amongst our teachers all contribute to the unique atmosphere at the college, which is enjoyed by staff and students alike.

The successful candidate will ideally be a qualified teacher, although we place greater importance on a good degree (2:1 or above)/ postgraduate degree in Biology or a closely connected subject, and a proven ability to engage and inspire students aged 15-19. Applicants should have experience of teaching Biology at A level and ideally of delivering practicals.  Solid experience teaching in an additional subject at either A level or GCSE would be an advantage.

Our students have a very broad range of ability and we therefore aim to recruit inspired and inspiring teachers who are perceptive and flexible in their approaches to teaching.  In turn, much of the satisfaction of working with us is derived from the fact that you really will make a difference to your students' learning and development.


To apply, please download and complete the attached Westminster Tutors application form. Completed application forms should be sent to the Principal, Virginia Maguire, virginia@westminstertutors.co.uk, along with a brief covering email.

Due to the fact that we are seeking to make an appointment in time for the commencement of the new academic year, suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Westminster Tutors reserves the right to withdraw the position if early appointments have been made.

Interested and suitably qualified applicants are therefore encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

Closing Date: Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 4pm.

Interviews: suitably qualified early applicants may be interviewed prior to the closing date as our term starts on 18 September. Interested applicants should therefore apply ASAP

Westminster Tutors is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior to an appointment being made, applicants will undergo enhanced child protection screening relevant to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.

Westminster Tutors
84-86 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington, London

T: 020 7584 1288
F: 020 7584 2637

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More about Westminster Tutors
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: 86 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3LQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7584 1288
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