This job expired on 21 February 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances

TLR2:2 £5,347

What skills and experience we're looking for

The main duties and responsibilities of this post include:

  • Leading the Biology curriculum across KS3, KS4 and KS5.
  • Monitoring of student progress in Biology including analysis of data; coordination of interventions; and monitoring teaching and learning across the department.

  • Teaching all aspects of science at KS3 and KS4 with the ability to teachBiologyto A level.
  • Coordination of extracurricular events and trips to support the Biology curriculum.
  • Developing and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the curriculum and relevant research.
  • Supporting and developing other staff in the department as well as developing your own teaching practice.
  • Contributing actively to the policies and aspirations of the school.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to lead biology across KS3, 4 & 5
  • An outstanding teaching ability and passion for the subject
  • The commitment, skills and personal qualities to lead a team and develop the practice of others.
  • Proven track record of securing the best outcomes for students.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the science curriculum as well as demonstrating excellent classroom practice.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Personal ambition and the capacity for hard work

What the school offers its staff

South Craven School, supported by South Craven Academy Trust since May 2011, is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school situated in a semi-rural location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales with easy access to Leeds, Bradford and Greater Manchester. South Craven achieves strong results at both GCSE and A level and has an excellent vocational programme.

Learning is placed firmly at the heart of the South Craven School community. Our main priority is to ensure our students have the best opportunities for success and the highest possible aspirations for the future. We are very proud of our excellent reputation in our local community, recognising our responsibility to provide young people with the skills and qualities to respond to the challenges of a fast-changing world.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Science Faculty for a well-qualified, inspiring and ambitious teacher to support the Head of Science and lead Biology. The Science department is a large,successful and well established department with a team consisting of 18 experienced full and part-time teachers,a Science specific TA and 3 technicians for each subject. There are 14 fully equipped Science laboratories and 3 dedicated prep rooms. Students are taught Edexcel Combined Science at GCSE, with selected students sitting separate Science GCSEs. Science is popular in thesixth form with a largenumber of students selecting to continue with A-levels in Biology, Chemistryand Physics, as well as L3BTEC Applied Science.

We are looking to appoint someone who can lead Biology with confidence and real ambition. Someone who can continue to develop and deliver a diverse and expansive curriculum that secures rich knowledge in our students and which expands our students’ passion for the subject.

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About South Craven School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1873 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01535 632861

South Craven School - Secondary Comprehensive

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