Teacher of Biology

Teacher of Biology

We are looking to recruit a personable, well-qualified and motivated graduate to join our highly successful and innovative school as a Teacher of Biology, on a full-time basis, from either April 2024 or September 2024. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced teachers or those new to the profession. The successful candidate will teach across the full spectrum of age and ability ranges, demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and have an ability to enthuse and inspire pupils, contributing keenly to the wider life of John Lyon.

John Lyon is a sought-after academically selective 3-18 co-educational independent day school, based in Harrow-on-the-Hill in North West London. Having educated boys from Harrow and surrounding areas since 1876, John Lyon welcomed its first girls as pupils in September 2021. The School has also moved from being a senior school to an all through school, following an amalgamation with Quainton Hall Prep School in 2021.

Pupils’ academic standards and personal development were both rated the highest possible ‘excellent’ in our most recent ISI school inspections. Add to this the vibrant Co-Curricular Programme focusing on a sense of community, achievement and wellbeing, a range of more than 100 extra-curricular activities, and pastoral care that is second to none, a John Lyon education nurtures high-achieving and happy children.

Trainee or newly qualified teachers will have a dedicated mentor, a range of training activities and the chance to regularly observe outstanding teachers. John Lyon supports unqualified teachers in achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) qualification whilst working at the School. For applicants without a teaching qualification we are looking for: passion for their specialist subject, excellent subject knowledge, enthusiasm, strong listening and communication skills, determination and resolve.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary, above that of the maintained sector;
  • Membership of the competitive Harrow Corporation DC Pension Scheme, which includes an additional 6% salary enhancement on top of the core salary scale;
  • Fees remission for children of staff;
  • Surface Book for every member of teaching staff;
  • A commitment to continuing professional development;
  • Complimentary lunch during term-time;
  • Use of the School’s Sports Centre, including swimming pool;
  • Discounted membership to Harrow School’s Golf Club;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

For further information or to apply for the role please refer to the School website where a job description, person specification and application form can be found: www.johnlyon.org/vacancies

Completed applications should be returned to [email protected]

Please be aware that for Safeguarding reasons, CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 12pm, Wednesday 6 December 2023.

Interviews week commencing: 11 December 2023.

Please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and we reserve the right to make an appointment before this date, should a suitable applicant be found. For further information or to apply for the role please refer to the School website where a job description, person specification and application form can be found: www.johnlyon.org/vacancies

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and pupils. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our pupils and staff.