Subject Leader for Biology, Stourbridge

Closing date:New this week

Old Swinford HospitalStourbridge

Date posted:
Start date: 1 Sept 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: A remuneration package will be agreed upon appointment depending upon experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Old Swinford Hospital seeks to appoint a dynamic, innovative and academically strong teacher of Biology to lead a successful and established department whilst bringing new ideas and direction to the life of this important subject at our School.

This post would suit equally a teacher seeking his or her first subject leadership role or a more experienced teacher seeking a new challenge. 

Old Swinford Hospital is one of the country’s leading state boarding schools. Over fifty per cent of the School’s students are boarders who come from a wide range of backgrounds in the UK and also the EU and overseas. OSH looks and feels like a very British school. The atmosphere is calm and orderly, and also very relaxed because for the majority of our pupils their school is also their home. Parents, pupils and staff are all on the same side and pupils want to learn. We have just had two very favourable Ofsted visits, one for boarding and one for curriculum. You can see these via our website www.oshsch.com 

We enjoy a very good academic reputation and regularly feature in the lists of the most academically successful maintained schools. We’re not about league tables, however. This school prides itself on a balance of academic achievement and outstanding opportunity for our pupils to develop as well rounded people. Our extensive extra-curricular programme contributes to our pupils becoming happy, healthy and interested young people, for whom sport, music, art, drama, outdoor pursuits and DofE feature strongly.

From Years 7-11 Old Swinford Hospital admits boys. Our Sixth Form also admits some day girls.

If you decide to apply, please ensure that your application consists of:

  • A letter of application of not more than five hundred words;
  • A fully completed Application Summary, including full career history;
  • A brief Curriculum Vitae including interests and other qualifications;

Completed applications must be received no later than 10am on Monday 5th March 2018.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy before the advertised date if a large number of applications have been received.

Old Swinford Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.



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More about Old Swinford Hospital
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Heath Lane, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1QX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1384 817300
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