Teacher of Biology, Basingstoke

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Queen Mary's CollegeBasingstoke

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Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: £23,396 – £38,748 pa
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Situated in 23 acres of leafy grounds, Queen Mary’s College is an inclusive, vibrant and high achieving sixth form college with a fantastic reputation both locally and nationally. Following Ofsted’s latest inspection in 2016, The National School and College Performance Tables not only identify Queen Mary’s College as one of the best in the region, but it also places it in the top 5% of all A Level providers across the country.

The Science Department is based in a purpose built £13million building which has been designed for A Level classes and enables the co-operative and enquiring style of learning that exists within the College. These facilities were designed with the full consultation of staff to ensure that it is a first class place to work in with an attractive outlook. It offers excellent teaching accommodation with preparation and project areas. The staff workroom provides a focus for the science subjects as a whole allowing for the co-operative and supportive style of working that exists within the area. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Biology specialist, who is able to teach the subject to A Level standard. Although we are looking for a specialist to join us, flexibility is to be encouraged. In recent years the Biology Department has contributed to the teaching of the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (with a Biomedical focus), and the Extended Project Qualification. The Science area as a whole is anxious to provide students with the opportunity to broaden their range of subjects by offering them a range of Science options. The Biology Department has been fully involved in these developments. 

At present the Science Department comprises six full-time teachers, eight part-time teachers and an excellent team of technicians. We offer A Level Biology to a current year group of 100 first year and 90 second year students. We teach the Edexcel (Salters-Nuffield) Biology specification and see this as an ideal course for the study of Biology with a context-led approach which makes the subject even more interesting and rewarding for students. 

Our priorities are to maintain and develop our examination success by looking at Biology in relation to real-life situations, enthusing students with field courses and visits, thereby making Biology an attractive subject. In short, we aim to keep Biology flourishing at Queen Mary’s College.

Wherever possible, we can offer flexibility in the subjects to be taught, taking into account your personal experience, skills and preferences. As a Personal Tutor, you will also motivate, monitor, support and guide students’ academic progress through regular one-to-one consultations.

Whether you’re experienced or newly qualified, you should be an inspiring teacher with a good working knowledge of recent post-16 curriculum developments. A willingness to contribute to the development of course materials for courses offered by the department is also essential.

The job description and application form can be downloaded from our website www.qmc.ac.uk or contact jobs@qmc.ac.uk Alternatively, you can call Sally-Anne Spooner, HR Director on 01256 417524.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 21 May 2018

Interview to take place on Thursday 24 May 2018.

The College actively promotes equalities, diversity, inclusion and safeguarding for all.
A member of the Wessex Group of Colleges.


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More about Queen Mary's College
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3HF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1256 417500
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