Teacher of Biology, Blackburn with Darwen

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

St Wilfrid's Church of England AcademyBlackburn with Darwen

Date posted:
Start date: 01/01/2020 (or sooner if possible)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: A recruitment and retention allowance is available to a suitably qualified and experienced candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

As a successful school with a growing Sixth Form, we are seeking to appoint an exceptional teacher of Biology to join our team of scientists. The successful candidate must be a talented teacher who can convey their passion for their subject to our students which in turn will foster their love of Biology and develop their scientific disciplines, which will lead to exceptional outcomes at KS5. 

The successful applicant will:  

• Be passionate about teaching Biology;  

• Be able to raise achievement through motivating, challenging and inspiring our students and staff; 

• Have a commitment to inclusion through fostering a culture of high expectation and achievement within the Learning Area;

• Have drive, enthusiasm, resilience, warmth and humour;


St Wilfrid’s is a popular and oversubscribed 11-18 Church of England Mark 2 Academy committed to providing an excellent education, both academic and social, within a Christian context. It is located close to the Ribble Valley and has excellent road links with the M6, M61 and M65.

We are:

 • An Academy where results exceed the national average

• Highly resourced with purpose-built facilities 

• A caring, Christian community where standards are high and students thrive 

If you were to be appointed, you will join a team of highly-skilled practitioners, who are all qualified graduates in their fields. As a successful teacher at A-Level you will be a key player in developing pedagogy in your field. You will also be expected to contribute to the GCSE programme in order to enthuse students in their studies and recruit to the science subjects at A-Level. Furthermore, you will inspire our students beyond the parameters of your classroom, through external visits, bringing in inspirational visitors or running extracurricular activities. We warmly welcome applications from colleagues who have experience of Exam Marking at KS5 or would be eager to gain this.

A significant recruitment and retention allowance is available for a suitably experienced candidate, you may wish to discuss this and / or visit the Academy ahead of submitting an application and this would be very welcome. Please contact Mrs C Holt, PA to the Principal, via cholt@saintwilfrids.com who will arrange this. 

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 23rd September 2019.

Potential applicants should note that a full Disclosure and Barring Service check will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake training in the Academy’s Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures on appointment.




More about St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Duckworth Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2JR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 604 000
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