The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) is seeking a talented and dynamic Teacher of biology to join this successful department at The Grammar School at Leeds from September 2018.This is a full time, permanent position commencing September 2018, however part time hours of 0.8 FTE could be an option by negotiation to suit the successful candidate.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and innovative Teacher of biology, who is willing to play their role in the department and in school to the full; an individual who is committed to the teaching of biology at all levels and who is willing to develop present aspects of the curriculum and to further enhance the department’s standing. They will also have strong classroom management skills and will be expected to play a full part in this busy department.
The Science faculty is very strong and has an outstanding academic record at GCSE, A level and with Oxbridge entrance. Biology has a head of department and a deputy head of department and also outstanding technical support through a technical team leader and a general science technician. The biology department has eight academic staff and extends to eight laboratories, preparation room, greenhouse and a staff office and has a reputation for excellence.
In Year 7, the pupils begin to study the three separate sciences undertaking courses in biology, chemistry and physics. The study of the separate disciplines continues through year 8 to year 11 when all pupils are entered for a double award in science or separate biology (Edexcel International GCSE science (double award)). Biology, chemistry and physics are all offered at A level. The science teaching facilities are among the finest available in any school in the country at this time and the faculty is generously resourced. The vast majority of teaching in each department is by subject specialists.
Colleagues have the opportunity to participate in the wide range of co-curricular activities available within the school and to support the house system. There are also a range of generous non contractual benefits available including salary sacrifice schemes and access to the school gym and pool.
Full details of the post are shown in the job description and person specification on the school’s website www.gsal.org.uk Application is by completion of the online GSAL application form.
Closing date: 08:00 on Monday 23 April 2018
Interviews will be held on: 27 April 2018
In addition to formal interviews there will also be an opportunity for short-listed candidates to see around the School and meet members of the department. Part of the interview procedure will be to teach a lesson. Details will be made available with the call to interview. All short listed candidates will be provided with lesson briefs.
GSAL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
GSAL is an equal opportunities employer, selecting employees solely on merit irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.