Teacher of biology
Would you like to work in a college …?
• with a culture of trust, freedom and autonomy
• where there is great team spirit
• that is a values led, inclusive organisation
• and where students are at the heart of our decision making
We would like someone who:
• can truly inspire our students to do the
things that inspire them
• is reflective and asks for help when needed
• is willing to support the wider college
• always sees the best in our students
This post is offered as a result of retirement and expansion in the science faculty’s provision.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, imaginative and innovative teacher to our strong and successful team. We would like a creative, reflective and adaptive person. The college prides itself on having supportive, reflective, creative and ambitious staff who work to achieve the best outcomes for students. We treat our staff and students with respect, listen to both and involve all in our continuous improvement. Staff and student feedback are embedded in our systems.
The post is open to any suitable applicant, including newly-qualified teachers. The successful candidate will be required to teach A level Biology and it would be highly desirable to be able to contribute to the teaching of one or more of the other courses offered by the department: BTEC Level 3 Applied Science, BTEC Level 2 Applied Science or Level 3 Diploma in Medical Science. Teachers in the faculty are expected to be able to contribute to the teaching of more than one course.
There are currently approximately 150 students taking A level Biology. The successful applicant will be teaching classes in both year 1 and year 2. Students follow the OCR Biology A specification. Applied Science and Medical Science are very successful courses with approximately 120 students in total, many of whom going on to a wide range of science-based destinations. We are excited to be introducing a Level 3 Foundation programme in September which will include Level 2 Applied Science with the intention of students continuing to Level 3 the following year, and then to positive destinations when they complete.
The Science Faculty is well resourced and has six modern laboratories, two of which are specialist Biology laboratories with electronic white boards. These rooms are linked to a Biology prep. room and staff work area. Applied General classes are able to use a lab which has a class set of computers.
You will join two Biology specialists, along with a wider Science team of 8 other teaching colleagues, including Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science and Health and Social Care specialists, who work together to deliver the courses. There is a specialist Biology technician who works with two other Science technicians
This is an exciting time to be joining our Specialist Sixth Form College as we develop partnership links across the education sector. We are pleased to be the founding College in the Better Futures Multi Academy Trust with Coventry University and are looking forward to an exciting future.
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 25 February 2019 9:00am
Interviews to be held: week commencing 11 March 2019
KING EDWARD VI COLLEGE
King Edward Road
Tel: 02476 328231