Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Head of Biology - Full-time

Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-4046-716T
  • Posted:27/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR2b (£5192 per annum)
  • Start Date:1 September 2023
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:20 April/21 April


The School are looking to appoint a Head of Biology. The Head of Biology is committed to delivering the school’s vision and the high ambitions for the school’s future. Their clear strategic and operational activity leads to sustained improvements and raised standards across the organisation. The Head of Biology communicates to others clearly and regularly to their team and those they may work with about the strategic direction of “Development and Standards” policy and the operational functions for which they are accountable. In addition, they ensure that the systems that are introduced are understood and embedded in the every-day work of their Department including any subject specialisms that form part of the area’s work. The Head of Biology seeks to challenge underperformance and remove barriers to inclusion and achievement. The Head of Biology is an outstanding teacher and tutor who consistently models Professional Standards. They actively seek out best practice and inspires others also to continue to improve. The Head of Biology actively supports the activities of the school community and the wider community it serves. 


Application Closing Date: Monday 17 April 2023, 09:00


Interview Date: Thursday 20 April 2023 / Friday 21 April 2023


Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

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.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. As this role involves 'regulated activity' with children the successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure application. Employment will be conditional upon the School being satisfied with the result of the Enhanced DBS check and the outcome of all other checks. 

The School will also carry out a check of the Children's Barred List on the successful applicant. Applicants should be aware that it is unlawful for the School to employ anyone to work with children if they are barred from doing so, and it is a criminal offence for a person to apply to work with children if they are barred from doing so.

This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask shortlisted applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Information about the school

Weald of Kent is a selective Girls’ Grammar School for 11-18 year olds with a roll of approximately 2000 students including our co-educational Sixth Form. The school is one of the highest performing schools in the country. We aspire to excel at everything we do. Owing to our continued success were thrilled to have been given permission by the Secretary of State to expand and mirror what we deliver at our Tonbridge campus in a campus at Sevenoaks, which opened in September 2017. In addition to the exciting new facilities, we have also invested in our Tonbridge campus which now has a state of the art Sports Hall and university style Sixth Form Study Centre. A new science block and new English classrooms have been built this year. Both campuses are situated in beautiful rural settings with far reaching views across the Garden of England with excellent transport links.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2JP
  • Telephone: 01732373500
  • Email: hr@wealdgs.org

Fax: 01732373500


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.