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Job details
Employer The College of Richard Collyer
Location West Sussex
Salary On the new SFCA salary scale:- £22,937 (Point 1) to £38,364 (Point 9).
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Required for September 2017

Required for September 2017

Collyer’s is a Sixth Form College, rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted, based in Horsham, West Sussex. A well-qualified and enthusiastic Biologist is required to join the Biology team which is a thriving subject area within the Faculty of Science and Mathematics. You will be expected to contribute within the following qualification range: AS and linear A level Biology, and GCSE Biology. Applications would be welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified teachers.

Qualifications: Good degree in Biology or a related discipline together with a recognised teaching qualification (PGCE, Cert Ed, DTLLS).

Experience: Current or recent experience of teaching A level modules for 16-18 year olds is desirable.

Knowledge and Skills: Range of A/AS and GCSE syllabuses. An excellent understanding of Biology and the ability to use Information Technology to support teaching and learning.

Personal Qualities: Good teamwork and communication skills. Flexible approach and well organised work patterns.

Motivation and expectations: A commitment to high standards, to motivate and support staff and encourage the growth and maturing of students. 

Biology is taught in a suite of 3 well equipped laboratories and has its own interactive whiteboard and projector in each lab. There is a technician dedicated to Biology. The department is well resourced and all teachers follow a unified scheme of work. Staff are expected to share materials for teaching and assessment under the direction of the Head of Subject. The AS/A level courses follow OCR specification A. GCSE Biology will follow the AQA course. There are approximately 190 students in the AS cohort and 140 students following the A level course. 

Members of the teaching staff are usually also personal tutors. Tutors monitor progress and offer support and guidance to twenty five students. The ability to contribute to the enrichment programme would also be welcome.

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Closing date: 9am Tuesday, 20th June 2017.

About the employer

Information about The College of Richard Collyer
Phase Further Education
Gender Mixed
Age range 16 - 19 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Hurst Road
West Sussex
RH12 2EJ
United Kingdom
+44 1403 211915