TEACHER OF BIOLOGY (KS3 – KS5)
FT September 2019
Grey Court is a very successful and highly oversubscribed, school that is proud to serve our community in Richmond upon Thames.
Graded Outstanding by OFSTED (for the second time) in January 2018, the school opened its sixth form in September 2014, with our cohorts of Year 13 students achieving continuously exceptional results in the first 3 years. In 2016 we became part of the Every Child, Every Day Multi Academy Trust and consequently, have further developed extremely strong working relationships with our partner schools. We are very excited about the future and the opportunities the MAT has brought to staff and students alike.
We are seeking to appoint a highly qualified, motivated and innovative teacher of Biology who will inspire our young people. The post would be suitable for a newly qualified, or experienced teacher with good qualifications and a degree in a Scientific field. The successful candidate should set high standards of teaching and learning and have strong skills in differentiating lessons for different abilities. The Science Faculty is a highly collaborative department and would welcome an applicant with strong interpersonal and communications skills.
The Science Faculty currently offers a wide range of opportunities at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. We provide the separate and combined science options at GCSE with around 50% of students succeeding in the separate sciences. Our results at GCSE level are significantly and consistently above the national average. At KS5 we run highly successful courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics with results in the top 25% of the country. We have also introduced an Applied Science course at KS5 with opportunities for teaching a more vocational style of all three sciences.
We run many extra-curricular activities throughout each key stage. At KS3 this includes trips to Whipsnade Zoo and the Royal Observatory, whilst at KS4 we take students to Science Live events in central London. At KS5 we run a highly subscribed trip to the world famous Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva which provides valuable experience of cutting edge Physics, Engineering and Computing to all Science students. We also run a successful society for our aspiring Medical students, and have strong links with the National Physical Laboratory where both KS4 and KS5 students have the opportunity for work placements.
Science is a popular and thriving subject at Grey Court School. This vacancy provides an exciting opportunity to work within the well-resourced, state of the art laboratories in a dynamic and highly successful school. With a continually developing Sixth Form and thriving department this role provides the opportunity to share in the continuing development of strong Science provision across the Key Stages at Grey Court School.
In addition to this Grey Court is also a successful National Teaching School. Our programmes for teacher and leadership development ensure that all of our staff, from NQTs to senior leadership, have access to nationally recognised development opportunities. We provide a tailor made NQT programme to develop all aspects of our NQTs. The majority of NQTs stay with Grey Court after their training and many teachers progress to leading roles within the school or their own departments.
Science is a popular and thriving subject at Grey Court School. This vacancy provides an excellent opportunity to work within the well-resourced, state of the art laboratories in a dynamic and highly successful school. With a relatively new Sixth Form, this is an exciting time to be part of the continuing development of strong Key Stage 5 teaching at Grey Court.
Closing Date: 22nd March 2019
Interview date: w/b 25th March 2019
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