Head of Biology, Hackney

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The Bridge AcademyHackney

Date posted:
Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale + TLR2b
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

‘The best school I’ve ever worked at: the culture, the staff and students, the training, everything!’ (Staff member)

‘I was amazed at what a great atmosphere the school exuded, how well turned out the children were and how polite and bright they all seemed’ (Visitor)

The Bridge Academy is a truly exceptional school. Our students’ progress is consistently excellent for GSCE and A level, we are national debating champions, our basketball team is in National League 1, and in 2017/18 our music department won both the Incorporated Society of Musicians Gold Award and the Hackney Mayor’s award.

Why choose us?

• Excellent student behaviour.

• An Achievement-oriented culture where all students work hard and it is cool to be smart.

• A warm/strict approach, meaning that our high standards do not come at the expense of inclusion.

• The belief that teaching must be a sustainable profession: clear systems and structures, sensible approach to feedback and no ‘late night culture’.

We are seeking a Head of Biology who is totally aligned to our values of Hard Work, Integrity and Kindness, and completely committed to our mission: to ensure that every student will succeed at University or equivalent, thrive in their chosen field and live a great life. The successful candidate will be able to teach Biology up to KS5. 

Our sponsors UBS provide significant support to the Academy, and we also work with a wide variety of community groups to ensure the best for all our students. Our award winning building is outstanding and is based at our stunning canal-side location, just minutes from Haggerston Station and just over a mile from the heart of the City of London. 

To apply for this position, please complete the online application and ensure that you read our school workforce privacy notice. We encourage applicants from all sectors of the community to apply. The deadline for applications is: 9:00am on Monday 27th January 2020. 

The Bridge Academy is committed to safeguarding children and all appointments will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and references.

More about The Bridge Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Laburnum Street, Hackney, London, E2 8BA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7749 5240
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The Bridge Academy opened in September 2007. We educate 900 students in Years 7-11, and our Sixth Form caters for 250 students in Year 12 – 13. Our specialist subjects, Music and Mathematics, sit alongside a broad and rich curriculum; the school time...