Teacher of Biology

Teacher of Biology

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Senior Schools

  • Salary:

    £25k - 40k per year

  • Contact:

    Jessamine Green

  • Email:


  • Contact phone:

    020 7587 5153

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    7 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days

  • Closing date:


  • Startdate:


Maternity Cover, Teacher of Biology

 This is an excellent opportunity cover a post for a teacher whilst on maternity leave at an exceptional senior school in Middlesex. The role would begin after the Easter holiday and would be a minimum of 2 terms at this school. The school is set on beautiful grounds, conveniently located to the train station (Spelthorne) and staff enjoy a competitive salary. Please read the information below and call Jess Green on 0207 587 5153 for further information (or send CV to jess.green@harrishill.co.uk)

Early applications would be considered and are encouraged.


Aims of post of responsibility:

To sustain and improve the quality of education offered to the pupils in the school through promoting the highest possible standards of education, equality of opportunity, and an environment which is conducive to excellence in learning and teaching.

 To develop and present the subject in a manner which gives expression to its essential intelligence, beauty and wonder.

 To promote the ethos of the school through participation in the construction and implementation of the school development plan and in relevant curriculum committees.

Specific Responsibilities


 Plan and teach inspiring, differentiated lessons applicable to formal examination board requirements

 Assess and evaluate pupils’ work

 Set appropriate homework

 Review and analyse own teaching performance, working closely with the Head of Department;

 Monitor progress by tracking pupil data (including the use of MidYis and Sixth Form target grades) and implementing intervention strategies as appropriate;

 Evaluate results in public examinations and feed back to the Head of Department;

 Writing of reports, provision of subject information to parents, attendance at parents’ meetings and response to parents’ enquiries;

 To implement the school’s agreed policies;

 To maintain effective discipline through implementation of the school’s agreed procedures;

 To get involved in and organise extra-curricular (after school) activities, including field trips and over-night stays.

 To suggest and organise whole school Science programmes for certain year groups


 To liaise effectively with members of the department, senior managers, learning support and support staff;

 Attend staff INSET, briefings and meetings when required

 To be aware of the departmental Firefly entry and provide updates as necessary


 To ensure effective teaching, professional vision and knowledge;

 To plan with the team for the development of the department;

 To review syllabi proposed by Awarding Bodies and ensure curriculum matches the syllabi

 To develop schemes of work within the framework of the School and the requirements of examination boards, working collaboratively with the whole team;

 To prepare teaching resources in collaboration with the members of the department;

 To maintain sound discipline within the school’s agreed procedures;

 To ensure that Health and Safety issues are properly understood and procedures followed effectively and consistently;


 To run Field Trips as directed by the Head of Department

You may also be required to undertake such other comparable duties as the Head requires from time to time.


Person Specification

Please note the essential and desired criteria in order to be considered for this post



 Good degree


 A professional qualification for Science skills/ knowledge

 Production of the applicant’s certificates


 Experience of teaching Biology in previous school to GCSE and A Level standard

 Experience of being a Form Teacher

 Contents of the Application Form.

 Interview

 Professional references


 Ability to teach subject to GCSE to pupils of all standards

 Ability to teach to A Level

 Ability to use a variety of teaching and learning styles

 Effective time management

 Excellent organisational skills

 Ability to convey infectious enthusiasm for the subject

 Competency with ICT, including Excel, Word and various video recording/ video analysis tools.

 Ability to motivate pupils and build high performance team-based environments

 Ability to provide excellent pastoral care to pupils

 Ability to research and develop the department’s current resources

 Contents of the Application Form

 Interview

 Professional references


 Up to date subject knowledge in all aspects of Academic and practical Science / Biology

 Familiarity with Biology GCSE and A Level specifications

 Familiarity with the National Curriculum

 Contents of the Application Form

 Interview

 Professional references


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This is in addition to the roles and responsibilities described in the generic job description for teachers

Harris Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all partners to share this commitment.