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Lead Teacher of Biology

Type of Position:Lead Teacher
Salary:Salary dependent on experience.
Start Date:September 2018
Closing Date: 19 February 2018


Lead Teacher of Biology

Required for September 2018
Full-time, permanent

Salary dependent on experience.

London Academy of Excellence (LAE) is seeking to recruit an inspirational teacher to lead a highly successful A level biology department comprised of four teaching staff. LAE is an ambitious, academically selective sixth form in the heart of Stratford, close to the Olympic Park and just two minutes from Stratford Station (zone 2/3), with excellent links to all parts of London.

In 2017 LAE secured outstanding A level results. 88% of A level grades were A*, A or B and 60% of all grades were A* or A. More than 150 students progressed to Russell Group universities with fifteen securing places at Oxbridge and 21 taking up offers to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.

The school is heavily oversubscribed with more than 3000 applications for 250 places each year and was graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in November 2017.

Skills, qualifications and experience

We seek a teacher and leader committed to high academic standards who can communicate to young people an enthusiasm for biology. Excellent subject knowledge is essential for this post along with the ability to lead and manage a busy and successful department of well over 300 sixth formers, many of whom successfully apply to study biology, medicine and related subjects at the country’s leading universities.

What LAE can offer you:

  • the opportunity to teach your subject to the highest standard to many of the most able and inquisitive young people in east London;
  • a regular high-quality continuous professional development and support;
  • a modern and positive learning environment minutes from the Olympic Park and Stratford Station;
  • collaborative working with our world-class partner schools such as Brighton College, Highgate School and Eton College.

How to apply?

Please submit a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 together with a

CV and the LAE application form by 9.00am on Monday, 19 February 2018 to applications@lae.ac.uk.

The full job description and our application form is available to view and download from our website.

For more information, please contact James Kane, Assistant Head on 020 3301 1480 or email james.kane@lae.ac.uk


The London Academy of Excellence is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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