Head of Biology, Bedford

Closing date:New this week

Sharnbrook AcademyBedford

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020 or September for right candidate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR 2.2 £4531
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

MPS/UPS plus TLR 2.2 £4531

Full time

Appointment from Easter 2020 or September for right candidate

Sharnbrook Academy is located in attractive rural surroundings and provides excellent opportunities for young people. Our students engage fantastically in lessons, and their behaviour for learning is exemplary and reflected in their achievements. Our education teams are committed, motivated and welcoming, and proud to be part of a consistently high achieving school that fully supports its staff.

In addition, Sharnbrook Academy is part of the very successful Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). This is a multi-academy trust made up of five excellent member academies, which has a commitment to excellence in education and puts student progress at the heart of all it does. SAF has an outstanding reputation and provides a strong support network and a variety of opportunities for staff in each of its academies.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within our state of the art science centre, comprising 17 laboratories, a seminar room and large activity area. Our team includes 5 experienced science technicians, who allow for well organised and thoroughly resourced practical activities during lessons. Working together, we aim to ensure that every pupil is inspired and supported to achieve their personal best and are looking for colleagues who share this sense of purpose.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach all branches of Science at KS3 and KS4 and Biology at KS5.

Our continued success at GCSE results in a large number of students opting to study sciences at A Level. As part of the team, it is important that you are able to deliver enjoyable but challenging lessons that communicate your own enjoyment of your subject and in doing so promote a genuine passion for science and its place in today’s world. You will be part of a very successful, mutually supportive and forward-thinking department, as well as providing pastoral support to students through our vertical tutoring system.

We can offer:

· the opportunity to join a highly successful school and multi-academy trust;

· a stimulating and creative working environment where extracurricular activities flourish;

· an exceptional CPD provision;

· career/secondment opportunities within our MAT schools;

· subsidised on-site gym membership.

We encourage enthusiastic and motivational candidates who share a genuine passion to the post to apply with immediate effect.

Sharnbrook Academy Federation is committed to the continuous professional development of all staff, working in collaboration and sharing best practice.

Closing date: Monday 24th February 2020, at 8.00 am – immediate interviews for right candidates

Sharnbrook Academy Federation reserves the right to either extend or reduce the vacancy window to that advertised depending on volume of applications received. We would therefore recommend early return of completed application forms to avoid disappointment.

Applications from agencies and personal CVs will not be accepted.

For further information on the role and to obtain an application pack, please visit www.sharnbrook.beds.sch.uk 

Please return your application form to: The HR Department, Sharnbrook Academy Federation, Great Ouse Primary Academy, Seaforth Gardens, Bedford, MK40 4TJ. Email: HR@saf.org.uk Telephone: 0 1234 907896.

Sharnbrook Academy Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and the list of those prohibited from teaching or working within the profession. 

More about Sharnbrook Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Odell Road, Sharnbrook, North Bedfordshire, MK44 1JL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1234 782211
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