Head of Biology, Waltham Forest

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Forest SchoolWaltham Forest

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Forest is seeking to appoint a well-qualified, dynamic, and dedicated Head of Biology to join a successful and talented Biology department to lead and teach KS3 Science, IGCSE Biology and OCR A level Biology. The successful candidate will have demonstrable record of leading a successful Biology department and exceptional teaching expertise. As an excellent team player, you will also share the School's passion for encouraging all students to work towards their maximum potential. 

The science faculty occupies a central place in the academic life of the School. It is very well resourced, consisting of twenty-seven highly qualified and specialist teachers delivering academic results that are some of the School’s strongest. 

Our Science Curriculum is engaging, challenging and carefully planned to inspire our students and secure outstanding progress. In year 7 and 8, each class has one science teacher and biology, chemistry and physics topics are taught on rotation. In year 9, pupils are taught by three specialist teachers and follow a programme of study in preparation for their science GCSEs. 

In year 10, students choose either Double Award Science, two separate Sciences or all three of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, following the Edexcel IGCSE course. 

All three Sciences are popular subjects at A level, with five Year 13 classes and four Year 12 classes currently. Pupils are encouraged to participate in the Biology Challenge (year 9 and 10) and the Biology Olympiad (year 12 and 13). Each year, a number of pupils apply to university to read Biology, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Studies.

Closing date:  Wednesday 8th January  2020 at 8:00am

Interviews will be held week commencing 20th January 2020



More about Forest School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Snaresbrook, London, E17 3PY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 85201744
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Situated on a beautiful site on the edge of Epping Forest in North East London with outstanding facilities, Forest School is one of the few diamond structure schools in the country where pupils are taught in single-sex classes between the ages of 7 a...