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Teacher of Biology

Sponne School, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Biology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS M1 £25,714 – M9 £41,604 With the possibility of a TLR 2a £2873

Job summary

Teacher of Biology

Full time Permanent Post

MPS M1 £25,714 – M9 £41,604

With the possibility of a TLR 2a £2873

Sponne is a successful, over-subscribed community comprehensive school with 1418 students aged 11-18 on roll and specialist status for Science and Music. Outcomes are very high with 78% of students gaining grades 9-4 in English and Mathematics at GCSE and a positive Progress 8 score.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher of Biology within our outstanding Science faculty with effect from January 2021.The successful candidate will have experience and a proven record of achieving high outcomes in the teaching of GCSE Biology and ideally A level. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and, together with the other Science teachers, maintain a relentless focus on teaching and learning and raising achievement. The role is suitable for NQTs and experienced colleagues.

All students in years 7 to 11 study Science with more than 25% completing the three separate Sciences at GCSE. Biology outcomes are extremely high and the subject is very popular at A level with 2 classes in year 12 and 13 annually. The faculty is friendly and supportive with excellent facilities. Students are enthusiastic and hardworking and grateful for the education and opportunities they receive.

The successful candidate will:

· Have Qualified Teacher Status

· Biology as their Specialism

· Have good teaching skills

· Have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure.

· Must have eligibility to live and work in the UK

Training and development opportunities will be offered. All staff are encouraged to study further and the trust will actively support staff to obtain relevant further qualifications where possible. Sponne School is part of Tove Learning Trust.

Tove Learning Trust is a fast moving and exciting place to work. The trust schools have a shared vision and purpose: to deliver outstanding educational experiences that lead to inspiring outcomes. Each academy has a strong individual identity and tailors their educational provision to serve their local community. Academies within the trust collaborate to share expertise and maximise opportunities and experiences for our students.

The Trustees of Tove Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

All documents including the full job description, person specification and application form are available on our website www.sponne.org.uk. Please ensure your application form and covering letter includes examples of your experience and how you meet the criteria outlined in the job description and person specification. Further information requests or completed applications should be sent to Lisa Gordon, HR Manager E: recruitment@sponne.org.uk T: 01327 350284.

Closing date: Monday 19th October 2020 by 12 noon

Interviews to take place later in that week

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1416 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Sponne School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@sponne.org.uk

About Sponne School

Sponne is an outstanding, over subscribed community comprehensive school with 1418 students aged 11-18 on roll and specialist status for Science and Music. Outcomes are very high with 78% students gaining grades 9-4 in both English and Mathematics ate GCSE. Sponne is the lead School in the Swan Teaching Alliance which provides initial Teacher Training, CPD to partner schools and school to school support throughout South Northamptonshire.

School location

Brackley Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6DJ

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