TO START APRIL 2021
Magdalen College School, founded in 1480, is one of the country’s leading independent day schools.
From April 2021, we are seeking to appoint a full-time Teacher of Biology to join our successful and thriving Biology department.
Further details and application instructions are contained herein.
The school is seeking to appoint a full-time Teacher of Biology from 19th April 2021 on a 1 year fixed-term contract (maternity cover), to teach bright and enthusiastic pupils Biology from Year 7 to A Level and Oxbridge. The role would be suitable for an experienced teacher, a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), or someone without a teaching qualification, who might be interested in pursuing the School’s Waynflete Teaching Certificate, which can lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The Biology Department currently consists of six full-time and one part-time teacher who form a close-knit team which shares ideas and resources freely. Communication, adaptability, hard work and a good sense of humour are fundamental to the Department’s success. The successful candidate will be required to teach across year groups from Year 7 to A Level and Oxbridge and support the progress of all pupils studying Biology by taking a role in departmental support and enrichment sessions.
Biology is a well-established and particularly successful subject at Magdalen College School: the subject is well resourced and is liked and respected by pupils due, in no small part, to the dedication and ability of the staff in the Department. Biology teaching takes place in a suite of well-resourced laboratories which are linked to the school network; each lab has an interactive screen and all teaching staff are supplied with a Microsoft Surface Pro for teaching. The Department is ably supported by well-qualified Laboratory Technicians. Reprographics are centrally administered and a full-time secretary to the Common Room is available to help in these areas. The subject is compulsory up to the Fifth Form (Year 11) when all pupils take the IGCSE examination (Edexcel). A large number of pupils – between a third and a half of the year group – go on to study Biology to A Level (OCR). These pupils are joined by a number of new students who enter the L6th from other schools.
The successful candidate will be a well-qualified Biologist who will be prepared to take a share of the teaching of the subject at all levels. Members of the Department report to the Head of Department, and ultimately to the Master, via the Deputy Head (Education Development).
Magdalen College School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and the successful candidate will be required to undergo statutory checks before the commencement of his/her employment.