Team Leader [Head of Department] of Biology, Croydon, London

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Coloma Convent Girls' SchoolCroydon, London

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Outer London Pay Scale + TLR £4,531
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Coloma Convent Girls’ School in Shirley is proudly recognised as a World Class School and is one of the top non-selective secondary schools in the country. We are consistently oversubscribed and have received four ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted and four ‘Outstanding’ Diocesan reports and ‘World Class Schools’ status (September 2017). 

We seek to appoint a dynamic and well qualified Team Leader(Head of Department) of Biology to join our high achieving school. Applications will be considered from either exceptional existing or aspiring leaders of Biology. Candidates should be able to teach across the age and ability range to A-level and provide evidence of successful teaching strategies and excellent organisational skills.   

Coloma is very proud of its history of academic achievement; this is due to hard work, focus and dedication to Coloma’s ethos shown by pupils and staff alike. In 2018 we achieved remarkable exam results with a provisional Progress 8 score of 0.90 at GCSE and an ALPS score of 2, which indicates that Coloma is within the top 10% of providers at A Level across the country. 

We value excellent relationships within a caring community. Extra-curricular activities play a huge part in the life and success of the school and pastoral systems are extremely strong.


  • A school with a strong commitment to your professional development.
  • A working environment focused on Teaching and Learning and raising standards for all.
  • The opportunity to work in a team where your skills, enthusiasm and hard work will be appreciated.
  • The opportunity to work within the largest cosmopolitan centre outside of Central London, undergoing substantial redevelopment, growth and change.
  • A school that invests in enrichment and extra-curricular activities.

Do not be put off applying for a post if you are not a practising Catholic. We welcome applications from colleagues who are supportive of the values of a Catholic School. Many of our staff are members of religious faiths other than Catholic and make an enormous contribution to the well-being of our students.


For more information about Coloma please visit our website Queries should be sent by email to  Your application is a direct permanent application to our school.

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 14th February 2019 

Coloma reserves the right to commence or complete the recruitment process at any time prior to the closing date.  

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share the commitment. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check. 


More about Coloma Convent Girls' School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Upper Shirley Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5AS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 86546228
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Coloma is highly successful and has been praised by many over its 142 years of history. The school has been granted national excellence awards for the last two years and was described by our latest Ofsted report as having an 'outstanding ethos'. This...