Head of Biology (TLR 2C), Enfield

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Highlands SchoolEnfield
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2c
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Highlands is an ‘Outstanding’ school (OFSTED 2011 and 2014) at which students consistently outperform national expectations in terms of both attainment and progress. Outstanding outcomes provide our students with the opportunity to continue their studies at prestigious institutions; students at Highlands regularly receive offers from medical schools, Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. We are a Teaching School, which means that the government has recognised the strength we have in terms of teaching and learning, developing teachers and supporting other local schools. We are very popular, with over 800 year 6 parents choosing the school as their first or second preference in 2019. Colleagues joining Highlands are joining one of the most popular and successful schools in north London. 

The work we do at Highlands is underpinned by our values: determination, aspiration, respect and equality (DARE). 

Please download our Highlands information brochure, via the TES advert. 

We are seeking an outstanding curriculum leader to join our enthusiastic team and take responsibility for subject development in science across Key Stages 3 to 5 under the leadership of the Head of Faculty. This is an exciting opportunity to help us shape the curriculum and further develop students’ progress and enjoyment within the subject. You may be an existing subject leader looking to work with a larger team or be ready to move into middle leadership within a large science faculty. Either way, we are keen to hear from you and to support the successful candidate towards their next career goal.

Our excellent Science Faculty teaches a variety of courses, including separate science and trilogy GCSEs and A level Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. You will be a committed and outstanding practitioner, able to teach up to A-level.

The faculty consists of a team of 16 teachers, including specialists in all three sciences and receives excellent support from 5 technicians and a teaching assistant. The leadership structure includes 3 heads of subject.

At GCSE, AQA courses are studied. In 2018 our raw results were higher than the national averages for all major exam boards at grades 9 to 4 including the award of 32 grade 9s attained by 19 pupils.

At A Level, AQA Biology and Chemistry and Edexcel Physics are studied with multiple classes running in all three sciences. University offers and upcoming interviews for Year 13 scientists this year include Cambridge for Natural Sciences, Medicine, Imperial, UCL, The Royal Veterinary College, Edinburgh and many Russell Group universities.

As a Teaching School, the faculty are actively involved in developing trainee teachers.

The faculty has use of 10 labs each with a desk top computer and projector and a new science IT room will soon be deployed as a dedicated 6th form study area for science students.

We play an active role in the European Erasmus project with students on exchange programmes to countries such as Denmark, Germany and Finland. Other clubs include year 7 science club, a reptile club and the Enfield Mayor’s science award competition.

Highlands School offers:

A high achieving and well motivated body of students

Excellent conditions in a modern building

CPD programmes to support and develop teachers

An innovative curriculum

An enthusiastic, creative and supportive staff

An excellent reputation (and is heavily oversubscribed)


Further details and application forms are available on our website: 



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Address: 148 Worlds End Lane, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1QQ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8370 1100