Teacher of Biology (Easter 2020 start, or earlier if possible)

Walsall Academy, Walsall, West Midlands


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Biology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,000 to £40,000

Job summary

Good classroom practitioner with evidence of setting appropriate expectations to promote learning and to engage and motivate students

Ability to use strategies that improve understanding of Biology

Ability to encourage and maintain a good standard of discipline in the classroom through well focused teaching, positive relationships and good classroom management

Ability to use appropriately a range of teaching and learning strategies for whole classes, individuals and groups which stimulate, challenge, engage and motivate students

Ability to set clear and appropriate targets, feedback to students and make use of assessment information to promote each student’s attainment and progress, and to plan future lessons

Ability to reflect on one’s own practice

Ability to differentiate tasks appropriately

Essential educational requirements

Qualification to the equivalent of degree level in Biology or a related subject

Essential qualifications

QTS status

Qualification to the equivalent of degree level in Biology or a related subject

Essential skills and experience

Secure knowledge and understanding of the knowledge, concepts and skills in teaching Biology at KS3 and KS4

Able to give positive and targeted support to students with special educational needs

Determination to produce the highest quality learning experience for all students

A commitment to equal opportunities

Ability to establish productive working relationships and work well in a team

Ability to communicate effectively to staff, students and parents

Ability to meet deadlines

Able to empathise with young people but be firm, fair and consistent when dealing with them

Excellent attendance and punctuality

Enthusiasm, drive and resilience

Sense of humour and perspective


Personal presence

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1287 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Walsall Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email enquiries@walsallacademy.com

About Walsall Academy

Walsall Academy in Bloxwich, Walsall opened in September 2003. The student enrolment is around 1300 with approximately 320 students in the Sixth Form. The School is one of a number of City Academies established in England prior to the expansion of the Academies Programme in 2010 and was originally sponsored by The Mercers’ Company of the City of London and Thomas Telford School.

We are now a founder school in the Thomas Telford Multi Academy Trust.

School location

Lichfield Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS3 3LX