Teacher of Biology (Easter 2020 start or earlier if possible) - Walsall Academy

Area: Biology (Teaching)
Management Level: General Teaching
Closing date for applications: 09/03/2020

Position Description

  • QTS status

  • Qualification to the equivalent of degree level in Biology or a related subject
  • Good classroom practitioner with evidence of setting appropriate expectations to promote learning and to engage and motivate students

  • Ability to use strategies that improve understanding of Biology

  • Ability to encourage and maintain a good standard of discipline in the classroom through well focused teaching, positive relationships and good classroom management

  • Ability to use appropriately a range of teaching and learning strategies for whole classes, individuals and groups which stimulate, challenge, engage and motivate students

  • Ability to set clear and appropriate targets, feedback to students and make use of assessment information to promote each student’s attainment and progress, and to plan future lessons

  • Ability to reflect on one’s own practice

  • Ability to differentiate tasks appropriately
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of the knowledge, concepts and skills in teaching Biology at KS3 and 4

  • Able to give positive and targeted support to students with special educational needs
  • Determination to produce the highest quality learning experience for all students

  • A commitment to equal opportunities

  • Ability to establish productive working relationships and work well in a team

  • Ability to communicate effectively to staff, students and parents

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Able to empathise with young people but be firm, fair and consistent when dealing with them

  • Excellent attendance and punctuality

  • Enthusiasm, drive and resilience

  • Sense of humour and perspective

  • Personal presence