Teacher of Science (Biology specialism)

King Ecgbert School, Sheffield, South Yorkshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Biology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

The Governors of King Ecgbert School are seeking to appoint a 1 FTE Teacher of Science with a specialism in Biology, to commence September 2020 in this outstanding, system leading school at the heart of the Mercia Learning Trust.

The Science Department

The Science department is staffed with 16 highly qualified subject specialist teachers, combining experience, energy and commitment. This makes the science department a dynamic and exciting place to work. The department is supported by three highly qualified and experienced technicians.

The Science department is housed in a modern suite of eleven laboratories, one curriculum base and two preparation rooms along an entire wing of the school. Each teaching laboratory has an interactive whiteboard, and one of the laboratories is kept as a dry computer suite.

The department works closely as a team and continually review and modify the curriculum to serve the varied needs and aspirations of the students of the school. Department members are expected to make a full contribution to all aspects of the work of the department and to lead in particular projects.

Each member of the department is given a varied timetable that covers the age and ability range of the school. Department members teach all aspects of science in KS3, mainly their subject specialisms at KS4 and only their subject specialism at KS5.

We offer Combined Science and Triple Science at GCSE, with approximately 50% of the cohort opting on to each course. At sixth form level, we offer A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics plus level three BTEC in Applied Science.

We are also very keen on creating enrichment opportunities within Science; each year we run a trip to CERN in Geneva, an A level Biology field course at the North Yorkshire coast alongside other extra-curricular activities such as entering a team in the Top of the Bench Chemistry competition and a forensics afternoon with Y7. Examination results at GCSE and A level are outstanding.

King Ecgbert school is part of a successful academy trust (Mercia Learning Trust); this allows opportunities to work with other successful departments and leading professionals to constantly improve staff through specific and focussed CPD.

The Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for applications is: Close of business on Tuesday 28 January 2020

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for Friday 3 February 2020

Essential educational requirements

Degree in an appropriate subject
Recent and relevant professional development

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

- Must have highly effective communication skills which engage students, parents, staff, governors and the wider community
- Demonstrable success as a teacher of Science (Biology)
- Experience of teaching Science in a secondary setting is desirable but not essential
- The effective use of ICT to deliver teaching and learning
- Track record as a successful classroom practitioner (Ofsted criteria) across the secondary school age and ability range
- To have shown a strong interest and success in dealing with young people and their pastoral welfare

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1352 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website King Ecgbert School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk

About King Ecgbert School

School location

Totley Brook Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S17 3QU