Head of Biology, Flintshire

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Alun SchoolFlintshire

Date posted:
Start date: 01 September 2019 or sooner if agreeable
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPS + TLR 2 (£4,398)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Head of Biology

We are looking to appoint a high quality, enthusiastic head of biology to join our large, successful, sector leading science department.  Our science department achieves outstanding GCSE and Advanced Level results with  more than 80% of pupils achieve grade A*-C in GCSE science including more than 25% achieving A*/A grades. A level performance places the school in the top 30% of schools (ALPs data).  This is backed by the option numbers in our Sixth Form with over 80 students studying biology at AS and A-Level.  It is therefore essential that the successful candidate has the ability to teach biology to GCSE and A level standard.  

The Alun School, which is situated twelve miles from the historic city of Chester, is a co-educational comprehensive school with 240+ in each year group and a Sixth Form of almost 400 students. Our school offers an extremely supportive environment in which to work. Students are enthusiastic to learn, and behavioural issues are managed very successfully through our strong House system. We have a thriving programme of extra-curricular activities and relationships with parents are very good. All members of staff are very positive about their school and staff turnover is very low. 

To apply for this job, please complete the Alun School application form fully and email, with a covering letter (two sides of A4), outlining your experiences to date to amanda.flint@alun.flintshire.sch.uk

Please ensure that your application form is fully completed ensuring that a full work history is provided and any gaps in your employment are fully explained.  The referees given in your application must include your employer from when you last worked with children, if this was in a school we would expect it from the Headteacher and/or Senior Leadership Team.

Please quote the job title and reference number TES/Head of Biology

Safeguarding and Recruitment 

Alun High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to: 

• An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

• Receipt of references, including your suitability to work with children

• Checks of professional status (GTCW, QTS, EWC etc)

Your personal information will be collected for the purposes of recruitment for this post only and will not be used for any other purpose.  We will hold your data securely for the required amount of time outlined in our data retention schedule, 6 months from the closing date below.

Applications Close: Thursday 14th February @ 12pm (midday)

For some posts, we are receiving large volumes of applications, on these occasions we may close the post early, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

Due to the volume of applications we receive we are not always able to contact each applicant individually, therefore if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, we thank you for your application however you can take it you have not been successful on this occasion.

More about Alun School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Wrexham Road, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1EP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1352 750755