Teacher in Charge of Biology

Bishopshalt School, Uxbridge, Middlesex


Job details

Subjects Biology, Physics, Chemistry
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 3 to Upper pay range 3, £31,976 to £44,541

Job description

We require a specialist Biology professional to join the leadership team of a successful, well established and experienced faculty.

You will be required to teach Science across the key stages and Physics to well supported Key Stage 4/5 groups. The ability to teach A Level in your specialism is essential.

Applications are welcome from professionals from both experienced candidates and those who maybe in the relative early stages of their careers but looking to progress and to broaden their experience.

Essential Qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status
• Degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area
• Established and evidenced practice as an outstanding teacher over a prolonged period

Professional Development
• Evidence of a commitment to own professional development

Teaching & Learning
• Outstanding classroom practitioner
• Proven ability to raise standards in classrooms
• Experience of leading teaching and learning initiatives beyond their own classroom
• Excellent understanding of the components which comprise outstanding teaching and learning
• Experience of giving effective feedback to colleagues about professional performance
• Experience of coaching and mentoring colleagues
• Experience of conducting lesson observations

• Use of assessment and attainment information to improve practice and raise standards
• Use of strategies to promote good learning relationships and high attainment in an inclusive environment
• Vision for the developments of Teaching and Learning
• Strategies to enhance teaching and learning
• Use of intervention strategies to address identified issues for development
• Awareness of the latest developments and initiatives in education

Skills and Experience
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• The ability to lead and foster positive professional relationships and work effectively with teaching staff of varying experience
• Developing high quality learning strategies and monitoring learner progress to raise attainment
• Evidence of high achievement in teaching across the Key Stages
• Working effectively as a middle manager or currently leading a key responsibility/development within a team
• Working effectively as a personal tutor
• Experience of contribution to the professional development/mentoring of colleagues
• Effective use of Assessment to engage learners as partners in their learning
• Ability to establish curriculum development, assessment, coordination and coaching
• Ability to plan and resource effective interventions to meet curricular objectives
• Development of partnerships with other schools, business and the community

Essential educational requirements

You will have successfully completed a course in Higher Education that carries a nationally accepted qualification.

You will have successfully completed appropriate and relevant professional training.

You will have experience that can be seen to have been relevant preparation for this post.

There will be evidence from your present or previous posts to show that you are a good practitioner in areas relevant to this post.

Essential qualifications

Degree relevant to the subject

Essential skills and experience

• Have confidence in delivering our curriculum to all ability levels, up to and including A Level (essential).

• Be dedicated to achieving high standards of academic work and discipline in the classroom.

• Be expected to work independently as well as part of a team in contributing to departmental development.

• Possess good organisational and administrative skills.

• Possess excellent communication skills.

• Possess a capacity for further professional development.

• Possess excellent ICT skills

Employee benefits

This post will be remunerated on your current MPS/UPS scale point plus a TLR2C (£6,828).

Support for New Staff

i. A strong, well-established department led by a highly qualified and experienced Head of Department.

ii. Full induction programme led by a member of the Senior Leadership team.

iii. Two week half term break in the Autumn term.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1297 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Bishopshalt School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email zbermingham@bishopshalt.school

About Bishopshalt School

Bishopshalt is an 11-18 comprehensive school with around 1303 pupils including a Sixth Form of 390+. It ws formally an Arts College, specialising in music and the performing arts. The School therefore has an excellent reputation and is over-subscribed with in excess of 1300 applications each year for the 186 places in Year 7 and a long waiting list in each year group. In addition, each year many local 16 year olds transfer to Bishopshalt for their Advanced Level studies and local firms are keen to employ our school leavers. In December 2016, we were inspected by Ofsted and maintained the judgement given to us in February 2012, when they reported that we are a ‘Good’ school in all categories.

School location

Royal Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3RF