Biology Teacher, Richmond upon Thames

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Grey Court SchoolRichmond upon Thames
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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Main Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


FT September 2020

Grey Court is a very successful and highly oversubscribed academy serving a diverse community in an outstanding environment, situated in the London Borough of Richmond and in close proximity to the beautiful River 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. 

Grey Court is also a successful National Teaching School. Our programmes for teacher and leadership development ensure that all of our staff, from NQT's to senior leadership, have access to nationally recognised development opportunities. 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.

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 Biology (or a related 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 run both separate and combined Science options at GCSE. On average over 50% of students complete the separate science course and our results at GCSE level are significantly and consistently above the national average. At KS5 we run a successful Physics course 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 Physics.

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. For A level Biology students we run a biennial field trip, our last one taking our students to Snowdonia. We also run a successful society for our aspiring Medical students, and have strong links with the National Physical Laboratory and Kingston University where both KS4 and KS5 students have the opportunity for work placements. 

Biology, and Science in general 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.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment will be subject to the successful candidate undertaking an enhanced Criminal Record Check via the Criminal Records Bureau.

Closing Date: Friday 24th January 2020

Interview date: w/c Monday 27th January 2020

For more information about Grey Court School, Job Descriptions and Application Forms please visit our school website or call  020 8948 1173. For an informal discussion please contact Miss Amy Moran (Head of Science) on 020 8948 1173 or email at

More about Grey Court School
Address: Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7HN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8948 1173