Teacher of Science (Biology), Lancaster

Closing date:

Ripley St Thomas Church of England AcademyLancaster
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Teacher of Science (Biology) from September 2019 to teach across the curriculum, including GCSE, with the potential to teach A Level. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join an outstanding school and a dynamic department that achieves excellent results across all areas at both GCSE and A level, benefits from excellent facilities and offers a wide range of co-curricular opportunities.   

The science department at Ripley St Thomas comprises 14 full-time Science teachers, supported by 3 laboratory technicians, with a range of skills, experience and interests but all sharing a common purpose. All sciences are very popular at A Level, with large numbers of students building on their GCSE successes.  Within the department there is a strong and supportive team dynamic; we extend a friendly welcome to all professionals who share our belief in hard work and our aspiration to excellence.  


We can offer: 

  • A school with a distinctive Christian mission, ethos and strong traditions, dating back to 1864 
  • The opportunity to work in a school graded as outstanding in all areas by both Ofsted and SIAMS (Church school inspection) 
  • A highly achieving 11-18 school with consistently excellent results at GCSE and A Level 
  • Fantastic pupils who are hardworking, enthusiastic and impeccably behaved 
  • Supportive and aspirational parents  
  • A dedicated, enthusiastic and highly professional staff team 
  • A professional working environment in which all staff are valued, listened to and able to fully use their gifts and talents.  
  • The opportunity to contribute to outstanding teacher training as part of the Ripley TSA SCITT  
  • The opportunity to teach A Level in our large and expanding Sixth Form
  • Excellent teaching resources and facilities, from the Grade 2* listed Chapel to brand new buildings and facilities 
  • Extra-curricular sporting facilities for staff including fully equipped gym, swimming pool and running track 


Career development recruitment incentives: 

  • A bespoke CPD programme for all staff, exciting career opportunities and individual teaching and leadership coaching 
  • Access through the Teaching School to a range of middle and senior leadership programmes  


This position is required for September 2019 

Closing date: 9am on Monday 25 February 2019  

Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 4 March 2019

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. In line with our safeguarding policies we are unable to accept CVs.   

Along with your application form, please also provide a letter (of no more than 2 sides of A4, using Tahoma 11 font) outlining your experience relative to the job description and explaining what you will bring to the role of Teacher of Science (Biology).



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Address: Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RS, United Kingdom.
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