Subject Leader - Biology
Deadline is today
24 March 2023 at 11:59pm
12 February 2023
- View all Biologyjobs
Full-time equivalent salary
Subject Leader - Biology job summary
Subject Leader – Biology
Do you want to be part of a transformational team at one of the top schools in the country for student progress?
We are a high performing school and have a relentless focus on high standards in all that we do. We have a total belief that every student can be successful regardless of their starting point and we have a strong culture of excellence to achieve this. Students make exceptional progress during their time at Paddington and we are consistently in the top 1% of schools in the country for student progress.
We ensure that our classrooms are disruption-free so our teachers can focus on the main thing – teaching and learning. We have effective behaviour systems in place which means that behaviour is well-managed and teacher time is protected. We are renowned for the positive environment and strong relationships between staff and students. We like to keep messages and systems simple and aim to reduce workload by doing so.
Paddington Academy is a mixed Academy for 1,200 students aged 11-18. The Academy was judged to be outstanding by OFSTED in 2011 and was described by the Education Minister as a ‘jewel in the crown of state education’. Our thriving and oversubscribed Academy also has a large Sixth Form with over 300 students. Students excel in our Sixth Form and achieve exceptional outcomes which enables them to achieve their next step which for the vast majority of students is university. 95% of students went to university, with 49% gaining a place at a Russell Group university in 2022.
We are looking for someone to lead on Biology. We are seeking an existing middle leader looking to extend their experience, or for an excellent and experienced classroom practitioner seeking to move into a middle leadership position.
As subject leader, you will continue to develop the curriculum and teaching materials to support the delivery of the curriculum. You will demonstrate your ability to lead a team and develop other teachers and leaders, including trainee teachers. You will be joining a team of middle leaders at Paddington, as well as having access to a national network of subject leaders for Science across United Learning.
Paddington Academy is the lead school for United Teaching national SCITT and is a designated Teaching School Hub, so you will be able to access high-quality training at every stage of your career. We are fully committed to teacher and leadership development and training.
The ideal candidate will:
Be passionate about their subject
Be committed to continually improving their teaching and learning;
Be committed to our ethos of high expectations
Have the belief that every student can be successful
Have the desire to make a real difference to the lives of our students
Have experience of leading a Teaching and Learning initiative in their department
Have excellent understanding of curriculum in their subject
Have excellent subject knowledge and understanding of subject pedagogy
Keep up to date with current educational research
Be a team player able to work effectively with colleagues across the organisation
Applications will be shortlisted as we receive them.
Applying for the job
Using the application form
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.View advert on school website (opens in new tab)
About Paddington Academy
- School type
- Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
- View all Secondaryjobs
- School size
- 1234 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
- Ofsted report
- View Ofsted report (opens in new tab)
- School website
- Paddington Academy website (opens in new tab)
Paddington Academy ensures that every student is well-educated, has the opportunity to attend university, and is able to lead a happy and fulfilled life.
Paddington Academy shares the objective of bringing out 'the best in everyone', enabling each student to become a balanced, happy and articulate person with the intellectual freedom to be creative; confidence to initiate; flexibility to respond to challenge, change and adversity; compassion to serve others; spirit to enjoy life; integrity to be trustworthy; and motivation to have a lifelong love of learning.
Similar jobs nearby
Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed
Find more school jobs in London