Teacher of Science (specialism in Biology), Gloucestershire

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Sir Thomas Rich's SchoolGloucestershire

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The role

The Biology Department at Sir Thomas Rich’s School comprises teachers who are hardworking, passionate about their subject and enjoy challenging and engaging the pupils through a variety of approaches to learning. At present, Biology is taught by four Biology specialists (two of whom are part time), who also teach some other Science lessons. We are a close knit and supportive team who work together to develop schemes of work, teaching resources and share best practice.  Together with Chemistry, Physics and Geology, the Biology Department forms part of the science group. Each has its own Head of Department, responsible for the day-to-day running of the department.

About you

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, outstanding graduate to teach Science/Biology from Key Stage 3 up to A level and Oxbridge entry. This permanent post would be equally well suited to an ambitious NQT or a more experienced teacher, willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School.  We offer exceptional opportunities for professional development and with Teaching School status we remain dedicated to mentoring and supporting our staff.     

About us 

Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form. Our pupil admission numbers into Year 7 are set to increase in 2019 and therefore opportunities have arisen to increase our present number of teaching staff.  Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence.  The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. 

We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.  

Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.    

Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a couple of minutes’ drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.

To apply

If you wish to be considered, please complete the application form and a separate letter of application explaining your suitability for the post.  The inclusion of your CV would be welcome.  Please forward via the TES portal, send to The Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF or email to info@strs.org.uk.

Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday 30 April 2018       

Informal visits to the School are encouraged.  For further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and Office Manager, via jem@strs.org.uk.

This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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More about Sir Thomas Rich's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Oakleaze, Longlevens, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1452 338400