Job Description

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join the well-established and high performing Science Department of the Dixie Grammar School, a successful independent, selective, co-educational day school in rural Leicestershire, as our Head of Biology from September 2021. We are seeking a talented, innovative and dynamic individual to contribute to this crucial area of school life. This post would suit either an experienced Teacher of Biology looking for a development opportunity or a current Head of Biology.

There is a strong and long standing tradition of outstanding teaching within our Science department in all year groups. We see excellent success at GCSE and A level and many of our students go on to study at elite universities and on competitive courses. The ability to teach Biology across all year groups including A Level is essential.

The quality of education at the Dixie has been judged as excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and all staff play their part in our supportive and vibrant community – not least through contribution to an extensive co-curricular programme and as part of a dynamic pastoral team. The Science department run lunchtime support sessions as well as Science clubs and a willingness to support and participate in these activities is essential.

With fantastic new facilities at the Junior School, superb GCSE and A-level results and an ambitious strategic development plan, which includes provision for extensive new Science facilities, this is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding individual with drive and enthusiasm.

Applicants should complete the Dixie Application Form and also send a covering letter addressed to Richard Lynn, Headmaster to no later than Friday 16th April 2021.

Interviews will be held on Friday 30th April 2021.