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Teacher of Biology - Full-time

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-4534-219T
  • Posted:19/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS / UPS
  • Start Date:1st September 2024
  • App Close Date:05/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week of 11th March 2024


Due to increasing student numbers and groups, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding Biology teacher to our science faculty. We welcome applications from talented individuals who will dedicate themselves to the implementation of the school’s vision and the development of the science department.

This role would suit either an Early Career Teacher (ECT) or somebody already teaching but ambitious to develop their career further.

The successful candidate must be confident in teaching A Level Biology and hold a real interest and passion in the development of super-curricular opportunities; the ability to teach more than one science to GCSE would be desirable but not essential.

The sciences are at the heart of our curriculum and a central pillar of our research driven extra-curricular offer. Approximately 150 students are studying one of the three sciences at A Level, from a Sixth Form of nearly 400.

At GCSE, most students study the three separate sciences, with a smaller number following the Trilogy route. Many students leave us to undertake science related courses at university, with a consistently high number progressing to Oxbridge, Russell Group and other top-20 universities. We have a strong reputation for students leaving to undertake medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences, and specific support in place to help them fulfil these ambitions.

Having moved into a new building in 2021, the science department is comprised of nine labs and works alongside three experienced, full time, technicians. Based on a 14-acre site, including two acres of woodland that are home to Biojoyversity (Biojoyversity is a website for nature, the climate and for innovation.) and Encompass (Encompass. Young people reimagining planetary wellbeing (encompasscentre.org)), the school places the same importance on academic excellence as it does on mental wellbeing and the development of non-examined skills.

All teachers of science are given the opportunity to develop and lead research opportunities for our students; previous and current projects have been/are supported by the likes of the Royal Society, major pharmaceutical companies and universities. These projects feed into the rich and varied offer delivered through the Langton Extended Curriculum, working to ensure that we help shape ambitious, confident, independent and creative students, ready to take their place in society.

We are also passionate about the wellbeing of our staff, and in addition to a generous allocation for PPA, we have pledged our commitment to the DfE wellbeing Charter, declaring our commitment to protect, promote and enhance the wellbeing and mental health of all our employees. 

If you have a passion for science that you want to share with motivated and committed students, we welcome your application.

Information about the school

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is a highly respected selective Voluntary Controlled Girls’ Grammar School that places students’ academic success on a par with their wellbeing, creating a unique learning community where every individual matters. Students attending the school are aged between 11-18 years and the school has a student roll of about 1,300 students (with approx. 400 pupils in our mixed Sixth Form).

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is committed to safeguarding Children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Simon Langton Girls Grammar School expects all governors, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including oversees criminal background checks, where applicable. All new governors, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Elaine Wall
  • Address:Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3EW
  • Telephone: (01227) 463711
  • Email: ewall@langton.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01227) 458363


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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.