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Job Ref No. ECC5454-221S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPR
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Teacher of Biology

Colchester County High School for Girls, Alpha Trust

Norman Way, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3US. Tel: 01206 576973


Closing date: Thursday 23 November 2023

Required: September 2024

Applicants who would like to be considered for a Year Leader position, in addition to the Teacher of Biology position, should indicate their interest on the application form. Further information can be found on our website

Candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible as we will be selecting and interviewing candidates as and when applications that meet the criteria are received. Colchester County High School reserves the right to close the application process early should a suitable candidate be identified.

We have a unique and rare opportunity to appoint a dynamic and innovative Teacher of Biology to teach Biology throughout the school at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and either Chemistry or Physics to GCSE. We would welcome applications from Early Career Teachers or those on ITT courses due to qualify in 2024.

Our students are high achievers who are focused, hardworking and self-motivated; many go on to further study at top universities. Progress 8 in 2022 was an outstanding +0.91, ranking the school as one of the highest achieving state schools in the country.

Colchester County High School for Girls is a selective girls' grammar school and lead school for Alpha Trust. This school is a stimulating and friendly environment to work in, with an established programme of staff induction, training and development opportunities across Alpha Trust and Alpha Teaching School Hub. The Executive Principal is an NLE. We are an outward-facing establishment committed to professional development and teacher-led action research. This is an amazing environment in which to teach and learn; creativity and innovation abound!

Colchester County High School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All applications must be on the school application form and supported by a covering letter, addressed to the Executive Principal, outlining suitability for the post.

For an application pack please contact or download the application form from our website:

Information about the School

Colchester County High School for Girls is part of Alpha Trust. It is a selective state school for academically able students aged from 11 to 18 years which consistently achieves public examination results at the highest level and Ofsted "Outstanding". Admission to the school is via the 11+ examination in Year 7; the school also admits academic students into the Sixth Form. The school is lead for the North East Essex Teaching School Alliance and Colchester Teacher Training Consortium is based on the site. Situated a mile to the west of central Colchester, the school is set in its own extensive grounds on a large, quiet campus.

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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Contact Information

Barbara Gill
Colchester County High School for Girls
Norman Way, Colchester
Essex, CO3 3US
Telephone: 01206 576973

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