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Teacher of Biology - Full-time

Oakwood Park Grammar School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5422-175T
  • Posted:14/01/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:28/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:04/02/2022

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Teacher of Biology

Required for September 2022.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time enthusiastic, innovative teacher of Biology to join our experienced and successful Science Department, in this selective Boys’ Grammar School with a co-educational Sixth Form.

Our Science Department is made up to talented scientists with a passion for teaching their subject.  The friendly team work very closely together.  Science is very popular at A Level and students benefit from well-equipped Science laboratories and preparation rooms.  Outcomes at GCSE and A Level are exceptional.

The post is open to experienced Biology teachers as well as ECTs. There will be an opportunity to teach all key stages, including A-Level.

For further details and an application form please visit www.opgs.org, email office@opgs.org or telephone 01622 726683.  Please send your application form and a covering letter to the Headteacher by 12 noon on the closing date of 28th January 2022.

Oakwood Park Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protecting screening appropriate to the post, including checks with former employers and Enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Oakwood Park Grammar School is a five-form entry (usually 160 in each year) Boys’ Grammar School of currently 1076 students. We have a co-educational Sixth Form of 280 students (usually we have 40-50 girls in Years 12 and 13). Entry at 11 to the school is through the Kent Test (11+) where students sit three papers in Mathematics, English and Reasoning.

We have been on the site since 1959 and we share an attractive campus with two schools (St Augustine Academy and St Simon Stock) and a college of Further Education (Mid-Kent College). This gives the site a unique feel with over four thousand students.

Our teaching and support staff are dedicated and hardworking and very loyal to the school.

Oakwood Park Grammar School has a wealth of extra-curricular activities for its students. Sport is very strong with national success in football, alongside rugby, cricket, basketball and athletics. We also cater for rowing, fencing, table tennis and climbing. Music and Drama are also popular with an annual production. We also have other extra-curricular activities such as robotics, debating and chess.

Academic standards are high at both GCSE and A Level. In the Sixth Form, on average, well over half of our students who apply to universities will secure offers from prestigious Russell Group universities and we regularly send students to Oxbridge colleges.

In 2019 we were graded Good overall by Ofsted but did achieve Outstanding for our Behaviour and our Sixth Form provision.

We are a welcoming, open school with a clear focus on developing staff, with teaching and learning at the heart of our professional development.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Theresa Williamson
  • Address:Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8AH
  • Telephone: (01622) 726683
  • Email: twilliamson@opgs.org

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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).