Teacher of Biology (Part Time)

Harris Westminster Sixth Form, London

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Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject Biology
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance

Job summary

Harris Westminster Sixth Form is looking to hire a qualified Biology teacher who is both passionate about preparing London’s most able state school students for entry to the world’s top universities and is keen to join a highly academic and successful department.

Your opportunity

Join a thriving community of scholars in teaching and preparing London's most able state school students for entry to the world’s top universities! We are looking for an experienced teacher of Biology A-Level (or equivalent) to take on the teaching of Biology across both year groups. This role would benefit from a motivated and resourceful individual who is able to draw upon their own subject specialism to design and adapt existing schemes of work. A degree in Biology would be desirable.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your careerwhatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader. Our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSLprogrammesto help you achieve your goals. Your ambitions are ample to the growing success of our academies, maintaining this means putting your ambitions first with a strong career progressive culture.Join us in our mission in cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students. ​​​​​​​

In line with the Government’s announcement, our academy is closed until further notice. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with critical recruitment for key positions starting in September 2020. In place of academy interviews, alternative options will be offered so that no one is at a disadvantage, and applicants should expect telephone or virtual interviews, with the possibility of onsite academy interviews only in special cases. We want to reassure applicants that effective measures have been implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing whilst on academy premises.

Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.We are looking for a teacher with:

Enthusiasm, passion, outstanding subject knowledge and a consistent drive to teach beyond A*
Vision, presence and clarity
A love of learning and a desire to further your knowledge both within and outside your subject
The ability to deliver consistently good (or better) lessons
QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
As part of the Harris Federation, you can expect to work in an atmosphere of mutual support and co-operation with superb professional development and promotion opportunities within both the Sixth Form and the Harris Federation. If you are committed to the learning and well-being of London’s teenagers, we welcome your application. We also offer places with Initial Teacher Education leading to QTS and PGCE over one or two years.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Westminster Sixth Form

A 2016 Ofsted inspection found Harris Westminster Sixth Form to be Outstanding in all areas, confirming our status as London’s leading state sixth form for able students. Harris Westminster combines the strengths of Westminster School in teaching academically able students with the Harris Federation’s experience in establishing and running outstanding maintained sector schools. We take full advantage of our location just off Parliament Square to provide students with a vibrant and stimulating academic environment including weekly guest lectures in school. We are highly over-subscribed, academically selective and have a varied student cohort including 40% Pupil Premium. 17 students from our 2016/17 cohort went on to study at Oxbridge. We are looking for outstanding individuals to join this exciting and scholarly community.

Please note:academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you willnotbe able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers 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. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.

Employee benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
Performance and loyalty bonus
Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Sixteen Plus
School size 569 pupils enrolled
Age range 16 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Harris Westminster Sixth Form website (opens in a new window)
Contact email careers@harrisfederation.org.uk

About Harris Westminster Sixth Form

A 2016 Ofsted inspection found Harris Westminster Sixth Form to be Outstanding in all areas, confirming our status as London’s leading state sixth form for able students. Harris Westminster combines the strengths of Westminster School in teaching academically able students with the Harris Federation’s experience in establishing and running outstanding maintained sector schools. We take full advantage of our location just off Parliament Square to provide students with a vibrant and stimulating academic environment including weekly guest lectures in school. We are highly over-subscribed, academically selective and have a varied student cohort including 40% Pupil Premium. 17 students from our 2016/17 cohort went on to study at Oxbridge. We are looking for outstanding individuals to join this exciting and scholarly community.

School location

Steel House, 11 Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9LH