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Job Ref No. ECC5421-217 Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: Main/Upper Pay Range
Position Start Date: 01/01/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/10/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: week commencing 21 October 2019  

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Head of Biology

Full-time, permanent post

Main / Upper Pay Range

TLR 2b - £4,781 per annum (pay award pending)

Recruitment & Retention allowance considered

Required for start in January 2020

Relocation packages considered

KES is a 'Good' school with great public transport links. The school day lends itself to a good work/life balance with the teaching day ending at 14:10 each day. Offering superb facilities and resources, an extensive support programme, including mentor/buddy system, Initial Teacher Training support for NQTs, a system of twilight training sessions, as well as excellent development opportunities. Staff benefits include free car parking, onsite gymnasium and swimming pool, as well as staff recognition schemes including a 'Shout Out Board' and your own personal 'KES Angel'.

If KES sounds like the place you would like to work and develop your teaching career please forward your CV to You are also welcome to telephone the school on 01702 545771 extension 3288 to register your interest, find out more about the school and the role, as well as arrange a visit to see the school in operation.

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The Science Faculty has had a significant investment over recent years including £550,000 refurbishment of our 10 Science laboratories equipped with the latest technologies including interactive whiteboards, teaching wall and teacher's demonstration area. There is also a team of 4 specialist Technicians who provide full technician support, particularly in the preparation and cleaning/clearing of lesson materials. The Science team are very supportive of each other and, together with new team members this academic year, a highly experienced one, but also where the members are keen to further develop their practice to support student progress and continue to develop this curriculum area.

During Years' 7 to 9, students study all three areas of Science and in Years 10-to 11 they study each specialism individually; Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The aim is to ensure they have a solid grounding preparing them for GCSE. Students who are part of the KES Sixth Form are able to study A Levels in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, as well as a BTEC in Applied Science.

Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to accept new ideas and a thorough commitment to student learning with evidence of high level of subject specialism and professional development, as well as a flexible and adaptable attitude to meet the needs of the school. We want staff with the vision and determination to ensure all our students receive a first class education and who will rise to the challenge of building on success.

Closing Date for applications is midday on Wednesday 16 October 2019

Interviews to be conducted during the week commencing 21 October 2019

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.

Information about the School

The King Edmund School is a high performing school with specialist status for Business, Enterprise and Applied Learning. The school has 1600 students, including over 200 in the Sixth Form.

The school prides itself on its excellent facilities, state of the art technology and innovative and progressive curriculum at all levels and across all key stages.

Students are well cared for and given every opportunity to shine. Extra curricular opportunities are varied and numerous.

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment Procedures.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Jonathan Osborn
Vaughan Close, Rochford
Essex, SS4 1TL
Telephone: 01702 545771