At Heckmondwike Grammar School our motivation is for our students to enjoy their school days and to become thoughtful, articulate, confident and responsible members of society.
In order to achieve this we rely on our staff to work closely with students, parents and teachers to provide a supportive community, keeping the well-being of our students at the forefront of everything we do.
Are you an innovative, enthusiastic and passionate Biologist?
Then this will be the job for you.
This post provides a unique opportunity to work within a high-performing and growing 11 to 18 grammar school with a large sixth-form and exceptional students.
With an intake of approximately 550 post-16 and 210 in next year’s Year 7, Heckmondwike Grammar School is a dynamic place to be.
We also have the significant addition of a new £1.1 million sixth form centre nearby. We would as a result be pleased to host you in visiting our community before you apply.
The post-holder would be responsible for teaching Biology as part of the ‘Discover’ Faculty. Results in the faculty are very strong. Experienced colleagues provide wide-ranging expertise, which is shared throughout the faculty and department.
You will need to:
- believe in our values of generosity, resilience, integrity and tolerance
- be a reflective practitioner wanting to develop and hone your craft to the highest level
- be an inspirational teacher who builds excellent relationships and motivates students
In return we can offer:
- eager and committed students who are keen to learn and progress
- a creative and supportive team, who are driven to support and challenge our students
- well equipped specialist classrooms
- a learning-centred school where the best possible practice is the priority
- a comprehensive CPD programme and opportunities to develop as a teacher and as a leader
- a vibrant, supportive community of like-minded professionals
Specific responsibilities are set out in a detailed job description.
In addition to this, teachers at Heckmondwike Grammar School are expected to be effective, reflective professionals who challenge and support all pupils to do their best. Teachers at Heckmondwike Grammar School should inspire confidence, build team commitment and engage and motivate their pupils. They should think analytically about their work and take positive action to improve the quality of pupils’ learning. They will encourage high standards of academic and personal achievement and be a good role model for the students in the school. They will make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school and their department.
The closing date for applications is 8am Monday 18 March 2019.
Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing Monday 25 March 2019.
How Should You Apply?
If you are interested in this position then please visit the vacancies section of our website. http://www.heckgrammar.co.uk/online/about/vacancies/current-vacancies/
If you are invited for an interview, you will be required to complete our Application Form, prior to the interview.
If you wish to organise a visit to the school please contact Louise Daddy, HR Director on 01924 402202.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references, a six month trial period, and an enhanced DBS disclosure.
We are an equal opportunities employer.