Teacher of Science (Biology) Harris Westminster Sixth Form, London

Job description

We are currently looking to hire a qualified Teacher of Biology 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 community of scholars to bring the best of education to our passionate young people. At Harris Westminster Sixth Form, staff can expect to be a part of a dedicated, supportive faculty all working towards shaping students into leaders.

Join specialists, passionate pedagogists and experienced practitioners in delivering excellent education and a thriving academy environment. At Harris Westminster Sixth Form, we understand the importance of investing in your teaching future and encourage career progression and teacher training development. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career whatever 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 NPQSL programmes to 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 progressi

Essential educational requirements

Relevant undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

Essential qualifications

QTS (or equivalent)

Essential skills and experience

We are looking for a teacher with:

Successful teaching experience at sixth form level
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.

Employee benefits

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

Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
An Inner London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

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.

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