Teacher of Biology and Psychology (maternity cover)

Part time, January 2022

We are looking for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspirational Teacher of Biology and Psychology to cover a period of maternity leave. Spread over three days, the successful candidate will teach approximately 7 hours of Biology from Year 7 to GCSE (with the possibility of A Level teaching for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate), alongside approximately 6 hours of Psychology A Level. 

There is an expectation that all members of the teaching staff will contribute fully to the boarding and extra-curricular life of the school with co-curricular and tutoring responsibilities on an appropriate pro-rata basis for part-time staff.

Closing date for applications: Midday, Tuesday 2nd November 2021


Executive Director of Sport (Teaching or Non-Teaching)

Full time

St Mary’s Calne is a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18. St Margaret’s Prep, which is part of the family, is a preparatory school for boys and girls aged 2-11. As a community, we thrive amidst a culture of high expectations and the education and extra-curricular opportunities we provide enable our pupils to develop into well-rounded individuals who are equipped to excel as adults. We also cater for the needs of the local community with a Sports Centre that offers excellent facilities for all.

Following an internal review, we are excited to be recruiting for a new senior position within the organisation: Executive Director of Sport (EDoS).

The EDoS will be responsible for the dynamic and effective strategic and operational leadership of sport and physical activity at St Mary’s. The post holder will also be responsible for the effective operation of the St Mary’s Calne Tennis Academy and the St Mary’s Sports Centre (a separate trading company) to optimise their contribution to both schools’ sport & physical activity and income generation.

The EDoS will need to develop an operational strategy to deliver the schools’ vision and will be responsible for operational plans and budgets in relevant areas. In particular, they will work with the Head of PE at St Mary’s, the Director of Sport at St Margaret’s, the Sports Centre Manager and the Head of the Tennis Academy, to ensure the smooth running and collaborative interaction between all elements.   

Specific duties will include providing leadership and development for all areas of sporting activity, including curricular and co-curricular strategy, operations and facilities, working with the Executive Board and the Sports Centre Manager to develop and deliver a coherent strategy for maximising income generation from SMC’s sport and physical activity facilities and ensuring that all teaching, coaching and operational staff are striving to achieve levels of excellence in all aspects of their work.

The EDoS will be a visible, inspiring presence for staff, pupils and parents by making, where possible, a clear contribution to the activity and sport programmes in SPA and through weekly attendance at fixtures and events. They will also understand the need to develop performance athletes and teams with an appreciation for the need to encourage participation and enjoyment for all.

The successful candidate will possess an up to date knowledge of the landscape of sport in the UK with particular reference to school sports and will also have experience of the strategic leadership of an organisation or department to set and achieve a clear vision. An understanding of curriculum PE, particularly an awareness of scheduling and timetable constraints and experience of leading a diverse team that includes both teaching and support staff would be desirable but is not essential. They will also have excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation and influencing skills.

This could be a teaching or non-teaching role.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, all year round. Office hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm but this can be flexible if required. Salary for this position is dependant on experience but would be expected to be in the region of £55-£60,000 per annum.

See full Job Description here, and a detailed information booklet here. If interested please initially submit your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Closing date for applications:  Monday 1st November 2021


More information:

Full Job Descriptions for all current teaching vacancies can be found via the links to the right or by emailing Karen Turner: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Benefits of working at St Mary's Calne

St Mary’s has its own salary scale with benefits, including:

• for a nominal fee, membership of the St Mary’s Sports Centre
• a staff discount on fees of children educated at either St Mary’s Calne or St Margaret’s Preparatory School (for permanent members of staff)
• complimentary meals during term time
• free on-site parking
• staff workshops, clubs and library membership
• a rural site and attractive environment
• a friendly working community
• good public transport links.

To apply:

Please send a completed application form for Academic Staff along with a covering letter explaining your vision for the role to the e-mail address indicated on the Job Description.

An application form helps us to compare individuals on a like for like basis and for that reason we do not accept a CV and will not be able to process applications that are not completed fully.

To apply by post please do as above and send to St Mary's Calne (Teacher Recruitment), 63 Curzon St, Calne, SN11 0DF, Tel: 01249 857200.

All applications will be acknowledged.

Applicants invited for interview are expected to have read the school's Safeguarding Policy (Child Protection). Please click here to access the policies' page.

To view our Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedures please click here

St Mary's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils. Due to the nature of the work involved, the successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.