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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    1 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

Candidates suitable for the role will:

  • have strong subject knowledge, a passion for Biology. New teachers will be supported in developing the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching to A level over a period of time
  • be confident teaching all three sciences to Key Stage 3
  • be willing to use a range of strategies to teach across the ability range
  • be passionate about personal and professional development and demonstrate a willingness to engage with the findings of evidence-based research through our whole school CPD programme.
  • help extend and enrich students’ school experiences beyond the curriculum
  • have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and parents

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to join a highly successful and collaborative Biology department with a range of expertise
  • a well-established curriculum with high quality lesson resources available for all key stages
  • a stimulating and creative environment in a school where extra-curricular activities flourish
  • a diverse workplace, with an engaged student and staff community who are currently collaborating on a review of the school’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • a two week October half term
  • a caring environment where the work-life balance of teachers is proactively supported
  • a wide range of online paid resources to support teaching and learning
  • numerous other benefits (please see our attached information pack)

We collaborate and subscribe to a wide range of online paid resources to support teaching and learning.

Further details about the role

We’re looking to appoint a teacher of Biology who has the subject knowledge and desire to inspire our extremely engaged, articulate and diverse student body. The school greatly values the contribution that the study of the Sciences brings to its curriculum offer and to the all-round development of the students, helping them flourish as global citizens.

We are proud to have such consistently large cohorts of students opting to take A level Biology, many of whom go on to study Sciences and medicine at Russel Group universities. We provide a rigorous and supportive education and a broad range of co-curricular opportunities to extend student learning.

Early Career Teachers are very welcome to apply - we support the development of new teachers through an excellent ECT training programme and the Science departments are very supportive in their approach.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Tiffin Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and support this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to online searches and both a full employment history and child protection check, and will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (criminal record) check.

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About The Tiffin Girls' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1229 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The Tiffin Girls’ School, a selective state school and stand-alone Academy, is a vibrant and happy community where the students take centre stage. The school is currently home to 1,231 students, aged between 11 and 18, and as we start our 142nd year, has been providing an education where students can live up to the school’s motto sapere aude - dare to be wise. The school prides itself on encouraging students to aspire to excellence in everything they do, whether that be: academic excellence, a passion and enthusiasm for the creative and performing arts, sporting prowess, or student leadership. A broad and challenging curriculum sits alongside a stimulating and rewarding range of extracurricular activities, many of which are student-led, and these elements of school life combine to develop inquisitive, confident, dynamic and successful young people ready for their future lives as global citizens.

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