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Teacher of Biology (Maternity Cover)

Graveney SchoolWandsworth

Would you like the opportunity to work as part of a team of highly experienced and ambitious colleagues?

Graveney is an extremely popular and successful 11-18 School, located in South West London, SW17 with the benefit of being situated in beautiful campus style surroundings with excellent facilities and a warm community atmosphere. We have a commitment to providing the best opportunities to all students and to developing the professional skills and career aspirations of our staff, within a supportive and collaborative environment.

At Graveney, we are committed to delivering a broad and exciting curriculum to all of our students. We are a school with the highest aspirations and ensure exemplary standards of behaviour. We consistently achieve outstanding examination outcomes at both GCSE and A level; however, we believe in far more than academic success. Our curriculum encompasses a full range of experiences that will develop our students into confident, resilient and successful young adults with the prospect of a great future. In an increasingly digital and automated world, we believe that studying Computing is vital to ensure our students can access the future job opportunities in this field. Therefore all students study the subject until Year 9 and we are proud that many students opt to continue this into GCSE and A level.

We are seeking a highly motivated and committed teacher who can teach all Key Stages to join our large, supportive and successful Science department. 

Sciences are very popular at Graveney and consequently we have many students who continue studying science to A-level. There are currently over 200 students studying A-level Biology therefore you will be expected to teach at all key stages.

We have high expectations of our students with many aspiring to medicine or Oxbridge applications. At Key Stage 4, most students study separate sciences and staff only teach within their subject specialism.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for an inspiring teacher to work in a supportive and energetic team. The successful candidate will need to have excellent subject knowledge, be an outstanding teacher who is keen to develop their practice, and bring continued success to our students.

This vacancy is to provide experienced maternity cover to the Biology department and is therefore not suitable for ECT applicants. 

This is an event-linked maternity cover position starting at the beginning of spring term January 2022, for the duration of maternity cover

The selection process will take place ‘in person’ and will comprise a lesson observation and panel interview. 

Please note that applications will be considered for shortlisting as and when they are received and the Trust reserves the right to close the advert at any time.

Graveney Trust is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the well-being and safety of staff and students. All our employees, volunteers and contractors share this commitment and we will carry out Enhanced DBS checks for all appointments as well ensuring that our rigorous pre-recruitment checks are strictly adhered to.

We foster an inclusive culture that promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity creating an environment where the rights and dignity of all members of our community are respected. We promote a culture that allows staff to grow and flourish, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. 

As part of commitment to this inclusive culture, we kindly ask that you complete the Equal Opportunities: Recruitment Monitoring Google form, using the link below. This information will be treated as confidential and omitted from the shortlisting process. 

https://forms.gle/6CfJLM6gGmrDtfZ76 

Strictly no contact from agencies. Please respect this request.

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