St. Gregory’s Catholic High School seeks to appoint a Lead Teacher of Biology to join our successful and thriving school community and Science department.

You will have an outstanding opportunity to work with wonderful students who have a thirst for learning.

St Gregory’s is an incredible place to work, staff are positive and have excellent relationships with each other and the students. We have the highest pupil attendance levels in Warrington and nationally and the behaviour of pupils is excellent enabling high levels of teaching practice to take place. 

The Science team are a fantastic and collaborative group of people to work with and you will be well supported in your career development to progress further.  There are specialists in each subject specialism and we want to add a ‘Lead’ Biology specialist to our new structure. 

As a practitioner, you will have the opportunity to take part in bespoke research projects that will enhance your professional development and contributions to school life. 
If you are hardworking, positive and want to work in one of the best schools in the North West, this is the opportunity for you to grow and be happy and successful in your career. 

The Science curriculum can be accessed here: 

Vacancies at St Gregory’s are unique and an opportunity to join one of the highest performing (top 4) schools in the Liverpool Archdiocese and Warrington areas. Our most recent examination performance produced a progress 8 score of +0.25. 

Our school is well oversubscribed with a waiting list for admission in every year group. Our recent expansion in pupil numbers is now complete and has coincided with a building refurbishment of 23 new classrooms, a new sports hall and a new chapel. 

Our school is at the heart of the thriving Catholic Parishes of West Warrington situated in an area of substantial growth next to all of the key motorway routes in the North West. We take pride in our relationship with the local community, partner primary schools and our partnerships within the archdiocese trust. 

In January 2020, Ofsted’s inspection report, conducted under the new inspection framework, graded the school as ‘Good’ in every area and the school was graded as ‘Outstanding’ in our Section 48 Inspection of the Catholic Life provision of the school in February 2019. We encourage all applicants to read both reports and to review our school website too. 
The opening paragraph from the Ofsted report reads: “There is a strong sense of community across the school which reflects the school vision. One pupil said “we are cared about as individuals, but because everyone cares, that makes us all one” 

We are now relishing the challenge of continuing our successful journey towards providing an outstanding whole school provision. Your qualities will include being passionate about your subject and a desire to make a big difference to children’s education. Positive relationships are key to our school.  

The school welcome and encourage potential applicants to discuss role with the Headteacher but this is not a formal requirement. We also encourage you to review our school website

Further details and application forms are available from Please return a completed CES application form to
We welcome application discussions and school visits with the headteacher subject to availability. Only CES application forms will be accepted. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS.
Online checks of shortlisted candidates may be obtained which forms part of our Safer Recruitment procedures and KCSIE Guidance.

Key dates

Closing Date: 27 September 2023   

Notification of Interview: 28 September 2023  

Interviews: w/c 2 October 2023 – the interview process will involve a lesson observation and a formal interview as well as getting to know the department.  

Start date: 1 January 2024 (or earlier if possible) 

Key Info

Contract: Full time permanent preference OR 0.8 for flexibility can be negotiated if this suits the successful applicant 

Salary: Salary: M1 to UPS3 (£30,000 - £46,525) + TLR2A equating to £3213 (For exceptional candidates that are not currently paid at the top end of the pay scale, we will be happy to negotiate an accelerated pay scale if strong performance can be demonstrated at interview).