Biology Teacher – Leading Independent Senior School
Start Date: September 2023
Timetable: Full Time (Monday – Friday and Saturday Mornings)
Salary: Based on the school’s own generous scale and is dependent on experience
Our client, a leading independent school in rural Hertfordshire, is seeking a well-qualified Biology Teacher to teach at their well-renowned school. This is an exciting time to join the Biology Department as the school will be opening a new Biology teaching building as part of its SciTech development from September 2023.
The role involves teaching from Lower School 1 through to the Upper Sixth, with pupils in Years 7 and 8 following a bespoke science course and those in Year 9 starting the Edexcel International GCSE course. The Sixth Form pupils undertake either A Level Biology with AQA or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, as well as the Environmental Systems and Societies course for the IBDP.
The school is an educational institution that strives to develop students who possess a high degree of academic ambition, intellectual curiosity, imagination, and independence. The school’s primary goal is to equip its pupils with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to make a positive impact on the world, while also instilling a sense of responsibility and compassion necessary to achieve this aim. It prides itself on offering its students flexibility and choice in their academic and extracurricular pursuits, with a focus on individualized pathways. The institution values and prioritises the pastoral care and well-being of its students and staff, recognizing the strength of its community.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in fostering a varied approach to learning, be open to using digital tools in teaching and learning. The Biology department prides itself on being digital, with pupils having access to iPads for all of their learning and note-taking. The innovative learning spaces are equipped with iPads, MacBooks, and Apple TVs, as well as whiteboards and other teaching resources.
The ideal candidate should have:
- A degree in a relevant Science subject.
- Teaching experience at the GCSE and A Level is required.
- Experience teaching the IB curriculum is desirable but not required.
- An interest in promoting lifelong learning in students.
- The ability to challenge and expand upon the Biology curriculum to encourage student growth.
- As this is a Boarding school, there will be a requirement for the job holder to work early mornings, evenings and weekends.
The school provides a welcoming work environment, with the majority of staff living on site. As a result, the incoming employee will have the option to utilise school-provided lodging. Additionally, all faculty members are granted complimentary access to the exceptional athletic amenities offered by the school and receive free school dinners.
The salary range is based on the school’s own generous scale and is dependent on experience.
If you have the required skill set and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send through your CV or call Ella Hayes at Connaught Education for more information.
Connaught Education – The Independent Schools Specialist
Connaught Education is a trading brand of Connaught Resourcing and operates as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency. We are a committed equal opportunities employer who respect and value cultural diversity. We are committed to supporting the welfare of children and young people. In support of current Safeguarding legislation we will carry out background checks and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure as part of our recruitment and selection procedures.