BiologyTeacher, Orpington, Bromley

Closing date:Expiring soon

Newstead Wood SchoolOrpington, Bromley

Date posted:
Start date: From Spring 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Upper/Mainscale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Biology Teacher 

at Newstead Wood School

Required for January, April or September 2020 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Biology teacher with a passion for all Sciences and the promotion of STEM. This is a fantastic opportunity for a well-qualified Biologist to work with some of the highest calibre students in the country.

This position would suit a newly qualified teacher who can see potential in making their mark in our outstanding grammar school or a more experienced teacher looking to inspire the next generation of Scientists.  A willingness to contribute to our extensive enrichment and extra-curricular provision is highly encouraged.

Newstead Wood School is forward thinking and dynamic school and we would welcome any potential applicants who would like to visit the school prior to interview.  

We are proud to have flexible working embedded into our culture. Applications for part time positions will be considered. 

You will be able to demonstrate the professional and personal qualities necessary to consistently inspire our highly motivated and very capable students across all three Key Stages, 3 to 5. 

The successful candidate will: 

• Be an outstanding, organised and committed  Biology Teacher 

• Have a great understanding of all aspects of Science 

• Be able to stimulate and engage students

• Be creative, determined and enthusiastic 

About Us

Newstead Wood School is a highly selective girls’ state secondary school, with a co-educational Sixth Form. The school is heavily over-subscribed. Students here achieve the highest academic standards whilst also benefitting from exceptional pastoral care. Our school badge, with its symbol of the acorn and the motto Fortitudine Crescamus, meaning ‘may we grow in strength’, symbolises the idea of growth, both for the school and for the individual. 

We are a diverse and inclusive school with a wide catchment area. We pride ourselves on an excellent range of extracurricular opportunities to complement our academic courses. The vast majority of our students' progress to Russell Group Universities at the end of our Sixth Form. We are exceptionally proud of our students. They are bright and happy young people who enjoy being at school, each bringing unique talents to our community. Newstead students have freedom and security to be themselves, and many opportunities to follow their interests and aspirations. We know them as individuals and support them to grow as thinking young people and active citizens, ready to take positions of responsibility and leadership on leaving school. 

Our lessons move at a fast pace and students are routinely challenged in their thinking. All of the Sciences are very popular and students come to their lessons with high expectations and a desire for active and complex learning. 

Newstead Wood is situated in Orpington in the London Borough of Bromley and there are excellent rail links to both London Bridge and Victoria Stations. 

Part of United Learning

We are part of the United Learning group of School which encompasses primary, secondary, all-through, state and independent schools. All staff benefit from pay scales higher than the National Pay Scales and 8 CPD days per year. All staff are enrolled into the PerkBox rewards scheme and have access to funded MA’s and high level CPD. We operate a thriving Talent Management programme and colleagues have the opportunity to work with and learn from colleagues across the group. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply promptly, as we may call candidates for interview at any time and close the advert early. 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the on-line application form or send  a copy of your CV by e-mail to: recruitment@newsteadwood.co.uk

Newstead Wood School is an equal opportunities employer and requires enhanced DBS clearance as part of its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.  We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates as they are currently under-represented at our school. 



More about Newstead Wood School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Avebury Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9SA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1689 853626
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