Teacher of Biology, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Closing date:

States of GuernseyGuernsey, Channel Islands

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale- £30,249 - £43,435 / £45,872 - £48,791 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Guernsey Grammar School & Sixth Form Centre, to be part of an exciting period of change in secondary education and enjoy an exceptional future on a beautiful island.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and well-qualified specialist graduate who can teach Biology to Key Stage 4 / 5 and General Science to Key Stage 3. The ability to teach IB would be an advantage.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about raising learners’ individual achievements with innovative ideas to build on existing good practice. Alongside being able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning, you should also be committed to the role of Tutor, supporting a group of 15/16 students who benefit from a daily Tutorial session. You will be part of a team which delivers the new Bailiwick Curriculum including a range of international and UK qualifications. We also expect you to make a full contribution to the ethos, identity and life of the school, offering a commitment to the broad range of Enrichment activities that are available in the school.

About the Education Service

The Grammar School & Sixth Form Centre currently operates as part of the Guernsey Federation of Secondary Schools which includes St Sampson’s, Les Beaucamps and Le Mare de Carteret High schools alongside St Anne’s School in Alderney. Secondary and Post 16 education is undergoing a period of exciting change on the Island which includes a planned new structure with one 11-18 all ability school on two sites.

The drivers in Secondary phase education for this significant transformation are: equality of educational experience and outcomes, equality of opportunity and access, and efficient and effective use of resources.

Employed by the States of Guernsey and based at the Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre, you will be required to maximise opportunities for collaborative working, teaching and learning across Key Stages and shared professional development across schools. There is an expectation that you will engage in cross-school collaboration which may require working on more than one site to meet the needs of the Education Service. The transition plans for the new structure may also mean you will work from an alternative site.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly regarded and thriving School where the success rate in external examinations is consistently high. Further details of our public examination results are available via our website.

The Science Faculty is well-resourced with a dedicated team of 10 specialist teachers and four dedicated support staff.

This post carries an eight-year employment permit. If appointed, you can expect to:

  • Benefit from the stunning scenery and enviable quality of life; 
  • Work in a well-resourced school with favourable PTRs; 
  • Be part of a leading development of Biology in education and be allocated a personal laptop;
  • Receive a generous relocation package to the island, including rent allowance;
  • Earn a competitive salary, above the UK median;
  • Participate in a well-resourced public service pension scheme; 
  • Enjoy the benefits of more generous tax allowances on an island with no VAT.

Please click on the link below to view a full job description for this role.

Job Description 

Contact: Kieran James - Headteacher on  email; Kieran.James@grammar.sch.gg or telephone number; 01481  256571.

We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this post.

Closing Date: 22 May 2019 (Education Services reserve the right to appoint earlier if a suitable candidate applies)

Find out more and apply online. 

More about States of Guernsey
Address: Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, GY1 1FH, Guernsey. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1481 717000