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Head of Biology

  • Required September 2022
  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Closing date: Monday 25th April, midday
  • Interviews TBC

The role

Sutton High School is seeking an engaging and passionate leader to develop and drive forward Biology teaching as Head of Biology. Science is taught as a combined subject in Years 7 and 8, with Biology as a separate subject from Year 9 upwards. The successful candidate will have experience of A Level Biology teaching and will feel ready to lead an exceptional department.

The ability to offer a second science subject to GCSE would be an advantage but is not essential.

This role would suit an experienced teacher or current Head of Department.

About Sutton High School

Sutton High School is an academically selective independent day school for girls with an age range of 3 to 18 years. We are situated on a green and leafy site in central Sutton, close to excellent public transport links and major roads. Both Senior and Junior Schools are amongst the top schools in the country. 

Sutton High School is characterised by a warm, happy and integrated community, where girls support each other to aspire and achieve.

Why Sutton High School?

The school is a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) and the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA). Membership of the GDST, the largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, gives us unrivalled opportunities for training and sharing of good practice in teaching and learning.


As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

Closing date: Monday 25th April (Midday)
Interviews will take place on TBC

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.
The GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.