Teacher of Biology, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

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Ilkley Grammar SchoolIlkley, West Yorkshire

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Start date: 1 January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


A recruitment & retention allowance is available for an exceptional candidate


We are seeking to appoint, from January 2018, a well-qualified, talented and innovative Teacher of Biology who is able to inspire outstanding learning and progress. Applications from NQTs, as well as more experienced teachers, are welcome.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, popular and ambitious department where academic standards and levels of student achievement are extremely high. Candidates will need to demonstrate a passion for teaching Biology as well as the energy and commitment to ensure that all students reach their full potential. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the future development of the subject and will develop their career in a supportive, collaborative environment. 

Ilkley Grammar School is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’, vibrant 11-18 comprehensive, with over a 400 year tradition of serving the local community. We are committed to Personal Best as reflected in our Vision and Values:

“Our vision at Ilkley Grammar School is to provide an exceptional, inclusive learning experience at the heart of our community. Our students will achieve their academic personal best and will be equipped with the confidence and skills to make a positive difference to their own lives and the lives of others. We will achieve this through modelling our core values and attributes in the way we work together.” 

We are a member of the Bradford Partnership of secondary schools and the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance.

Our Ofsted inspection of March 2017 confirmed us as an ‘Outstanding’ school in all areas, where we have “pupils (who) demonstrate extremely positive attitudes to learning” and where “pupils’ behaviour in and around the school is exemplary.”


We are looking for:

* a dedicated and passionate teacher of Biology who has resilience and a strong, positive work             ethic

* a commitment to providing high quality lessons to engage, challenge and inspire our students

*  an individual with the ability to teach up to ‘A’ level Biology across the full age and ability range 

*  a strong commitment to extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities


We offer:

*  the opportunity to make a real difference

*  students with ‘highly positive attitudes to learning’

*  a commitment to mobile technologies with iPads issued to all teaching staff and students in  

Years 7-13 

*    a very calm and orderly school with high expectations and an ethos of trust and care

*   a committed and established staff 

*    very supportive parents and Governors

*    a location on the edge of Ilkley Moor in beautiful Wharfedale with good transport links to Leeds and Bradford


For further details, including our specific application requirements for this post, please visit our school website www.ilkleygrammarschool.com 

Closing date for applications: 8am Thursday 19th October 2017

Provisional interview date:   Monday 30th October 2017

Ilkley Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people in our recruitment procedures and in all our work across and beyond school. The school adheres to statutory guidelines in respect to safe recruitment. All persons employed by the school, in any capacity, will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and confirmation of employment is subject to a successful outcome. All teaching staff members recruited by the school have their eligibility to teach checked with the DfE. 


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More about Ilkley Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8TR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1943 608424
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