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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    31 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPR (Outer London)

Job summary

MPS/UPR (Outer London)
Full time from September 2021

Would you like to use your Biology skills to teach highly motivated students in a welcoming and supportive environment? We are looking to appoint a teacher of Biology who has the subject knowledge and desire to inspire our extremely engaged, articulate and diverse student body. The school greatly values the contribution that the study of the Sciences brings to its curriculum offer and to the all-round development of the students, helping them flourish as global citizens.

We are proud to have such consistently large cohorts of students opting to take A level Biology, many of whom go on to study Sciences at top universities. We provide a rigorous and supportive education and a broad range of co-curricular opportunities to extend student learning.

Newly qualified teachers are very welcome to apply - we support the development of new teachers through an excellent NQT training programme and the Science departments are very supportive in their approach.

Candidates suitable for the role will:
• ideally be confident in teaching Biology to high achieving students to GCSE and A level. However, new teachers will be supported in developing the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching to A level over a period of time
• be able to teach all three sciences to Key Stage 3
• be passionate about personal and professional development and demonstrate a willingness to engage with the findings of evidence-based research through our whole school CPD programme.
• help extend and enrich students’ school experiences beyond the curriculum
• have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and parents

We can offer:

• the opportunity to join a highly successful Biology department with a wide range of experience and expertise
• a stimulating and creative environment in a school where extra curricular activities flourish
• a CPD provision focusing on areas of research and development
• a diverse workplace, with an engaged student and staff community who are currently collaborating on a review of the school’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion
• a two week October half term
• a supportive environment where the work-life balance of teachers is proactively supported
• numerous other benefits (please see our attached information pack)

The Tiffin Girls’ School is ideally situated just fifteen minutes’ walk from Kingston upon Thames town centre and mainline station (Zone 6). For further information about our school please see our web site on www.tiffingirls.org Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date: 9am Monday 19 April 2021
Interview: Friday 23 April 2021

The Tiffin Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and support this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to both a full employment history and child protection check, and will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (criminal record) check.

Employee benefits

All of our employees enjoy a range of benefits, with some specific benefits for teaching staff:
 Two week October half term
 Free tea and coffee in the staffroom with regular wellbeing weeks
 Pleasant working environment on the outskirts of the busy town of Kingston upon Thames with
easy access to London and the surrounding Surrey countryside
 Free on-site parking
 Cycle to Work Scheme
 Enhanced maternity benefits and consideration given to flexible working where possible
 Free at the point of use counselling
 Free lunch and refreshments on Inset days
 A busy Staff Association who arrange social events
Teaching Staff benefits:
 Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme: the school contributes 23.68% of salary
 Generous Teaching & Learning Responsibility allowances to recognise positions of responsibility
 The opportunity to participate in a wide range of working parties to enhance and influence working
practices and pedagogy irrespective of your experience
 A structured CPD programme with elements of selective CPD so that you can tailor your personal
development to meet your needs

Applying for the job

Please complete the attached job application form

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1190 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About The Tiffin Girls' School

The Tiffin Girls’ School, a selective state school and stand-alone Academy, is a vibrant and happy community where the girls take centre stage. The school is currently home to 1,160 girls, aged between 11 and 18, and for 138 years has been providing an education where girls can live up to the school’s motto sapere aude - dare to be wise. The school prides itself on encouraging girls to aspire to excellence in everything they do, whether that be: academic excellence, a passion and enthusiasm for the creative and performing arts, sporting prowess, or student leadership. A broad and challenging curriculum sits alongside a stimulating and rewarding range of extracurricular activities, many of which are student-led, and these elements of school life combine to develop inquisitive, confident, dynamic and successful young women ready for their future lives as global citizens.

Arranging a visit to The Tiffin Girls' School

Please email recruitment@tiffingirls.org

School location

Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PL

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