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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

TLR1a £9,272

Head of Biology job summary

Diss High School is seeking an outstanding and dynamic teacher to lead our successful Biology department; someone with energy and innovation with a passion for Biology and the learning experience.

If you are an experienced, energetic, enthusiastic and talented teacher and leader who has a clear vision for the development of Biology teaching and learning, we would like to hear from you. The post offers an excellent career opportunity to the right candidate.

Enrich Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all those working at the Trust to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

Commitment to safeguarding

Diss High is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all of its students and all staff must have an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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About Diss High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
948 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Diss High School is a mixed, 11 – 18 standalone academy situated in the south Norfolk town of Diss. It is an academy converter supported by a single-academy trust called the Diss High School trust. With a well-deserved reputation for being a consistently ‘Good’ school, academic standards are high, and students gain places at Oxford and Cambridge every year. Governors are equally proud of those students following apprenticeship routes into their chosen careers. A larger than average size for a secondary school, the school will provide 1,200 places for secondary school students between the ages of 11-18 when fully subscribed.

The School is situated on the north-eastern edge of the town on an attractive 32-acre site and is well provided with playing fields. Specialist facilities include a good Library, Drama Studios, Music Suite, Art Studios, Workshops, Laboratories, Technology Rooms, Media Suite and a Conference Centre. Sixth Form students use specialist facilities in the main school, but also have a tutorial and social base, with some teaching accommodation, in ‘Uplands House’ – an adapted large Edwardian House on the school campus.

The pastoral system is year based with Heads of Year supported by an Assistant Head of Year and responsible for teams of tutors in each year group. These teams move with their year group through the School from Years 7-11. There is a separate tutor team for Sixth Form students. The efficiency and effectiveness of the pastoral system is generally regarded as a major strength of this school.

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