Teacher of Biology, Streatham

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Streatham and Clapham High SchoolStreatham

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Start date: Required from March 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary and pay progression
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The role

Streatham & Clapham High School is seeking an enthusiastic, well-qualified and experienced Teacher of Biology to teach at KS3, GCSE and A Level. 

She/he will have a passion for teaching, the ability to inspire girls to outperform expectations, and the willingness to contribute energetically and enthusiastically to the curricular and co-curricular life of this ambitious and high-achieving school.

The Department

The Science Department is staffed by the Head of Science/Head of Physics, Head of Biology, Head of Chemistry and a number of specialist Science Teachers and Science Technicians. 

The Department has seven modern laboratories, with two specialising in each science discipline and a laboratory specific to Sixth-Form teaching.  Pupils in Years 7 and 8 follow the Collins programme of study for Key Stage 3 and this is completed by the end of Year 8.  Year 9 pupils begin the AQA Science curriculum and are placed in sets according to their ability. Most students study Triple-Award Science with a small number studying the Trilogy course.  Sixth-form students follow the A Level AQA specification for Chemistry and Physics; Biology students follow the OCR specification. 

Pupils participate in a number of science trips, masterclasses, science week and competitions throughout the year.  Year 7 pupils have the opportunity to take part in a weekly Science Club. 

The Science Department is well equipped with ICT resources to support study at all levels of the curriculum. 

Why Streatham & Clapham High School?

Streatham & Clapham High School is a highly successful, academically selective independent day school, located in a delightfully tranquil and leafy oasis of south London. It is in the top tier of UK schools in terms of its A Level and GCSE results and is a vibrant, exciting and fulfilling place in which to work. The teaching staff are highly professional and enthusiastic and includes some world leaders in their academic disciplines. All members of staff value the breadth of education offered by the school and enrich their teaching and broader contributions to the school with their own personal interests and experiences. The leadership team of the school promotes a vision of education that is liberal and humane in its approach, which aims to invigorate tradition with innovation, and which is receptive to new ideas and contributions. 

Benefits and how to apply: 

In addition to excellent facilities and a friendly working environment, we offer a range of benefits, including:

· Competitive salaries and pay progression

· Access to extensive professional development opportunities

· Training grants for qualifications

· Generous pension schemes

· Free life assurance benefit

· Free school lunches

· A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

Details of how to apply may be obtained by clicking apply or by contacting hr@schs.gdst.net (tel. 020 8677 8400).

Closing date: noon, Wednesday 17th January 2018.

Interviews: Wednesday 24th January 2018.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.



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More about Streatham and Clapham High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior and Sixth Form, 42 Abbotswood Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1AW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86778400
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Streatham & Clapham High School (SCHS) is a highly successful independent, academically selective school for girls aged 3-18.  It offers an inspiring, enlightened and rigorously challenging education in a lively, vibrant and warmly supportiv...