Collyer’s is a Sixth Form College, rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted, based in Horsham, West Sussex.
We are looking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic A level practitioner, with an outstanding track record of improving student outcomes, to lead our Biology team which is a thriving subject area within the Faculty of Science and Mathematics, contributing within AS and linear A level Biology and GCSE Biology. An interest in and an ability to teach Environmental Studies would be an advantage.
Qualifications: Good degree in Biology or a related discipline, together with a recognised teaching qualification (PGCE, Cert Ed, DTLLS).
Experience: Current or recent experience of teaching A level with leadership experience.
Knowledge and Skills: A range of A/AS and GCSE syllabuses; an excellent understanding of Biology and the ability to use Information Technology to support teaching and learning. An interest in and an ability to teach Environmental Studies would be an advantage.
Personal Qualities: Good teamwork and communication skills. Flexible approach and well organised work patterns.
Motivation and expectations: A commitment to high standards, to motivate and support staff and encourage the growth and maturing of students.
Salary range: On the new SFCA salary scale £24,457 (Point 2) - £38,364 (Point 9). In addition, a Responsibility Allowance or Additional Payment of up to £3,690 will be added to the post depending on experience.
Biology is taught in a suite of three well-equipped laboratories and has its own interactive whiteboard and projector in each lab. There is a technician dedicated to Biology and the department is well resourced with teachers following a unified scheme of work. Staff are expected to share materials for teaching and assessment under the direction of the Head of Subject. The AS/A level courses follow OCR specification A. GCSE Biology will follow the AQA course. There are approximately 190 students in the AS cohort and 140 students following the A level course.
Members of the teaching staff are also personal tutors. Tutors monitor progress and offer support and guidance to some 25 students. The ability to contribute to the enrichment programme would also be welcome.
To apply, please visit http://www.collyers.ac.uk/vacancies/10838.html
Closing date: 9am Tuesday, 20th June 2017.