Acting Head of Biology, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Helen and St KatharineAbingdon, Oxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented professional to lead the Biology Department at St Helen’s for one academic year, in order to cover a period of maternity leave.   

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong leadership and management skills, draw on extensive subject knowledge and be an enthusiastic advocate of science and biology in particular. The ability to inspire students and staff is essential.   

The post is available from September 2018 for one academic year and involves teaching across the age and ability range from Year 7 to Year 13. In addition to teaching, the post-holder will also have pastoral responsibilities within their allocated year group.   

All teaching staff are expected to contribute to the pastoral and enrichment programmes of the School. All staff share the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the students, in accordance with the School’s safeguarding policies.  

For full job details and an application form, please visit our website at:  

www.shsk.org.uk >The School >Working at St Helen’s.   

Closing date: Tuesday 27 February 2018 at noon   

Interviews: Friday 9 March 2018

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 9 - 18 years
Address: Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1235 520 173
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 Founded on Christian values, we enable every girl to discover and develop her own strengths. St Helen & St Katharine is a school where success is celebrated but not revered and our goal is to ensure that every girl achieves success as she d...