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Assistant Lead in History

Assistant Lead in History

The Excelsior Academy


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Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
April 2018 or sooner
Apply by:
7 January 2018

Job overview

Closing Dates: 7th January 2018 

Salary: Main Scale plus competitive allowance 

Location: Hackney 

Contract type: Permanent 

Start Date: April 2018 or sooner  

Do you want to work in a “good school”… with “outstanding leadership and management at all levels? - Ofsted 2015  Are you looking for a school where “There is a strong, aspirational and supportive ‘family’ culture of teams”, “where commitment to learning and development is high” - Investors in People GOLD AWARD 2014  

Assistant Lead of History wanted for an exceptional school   

We are looking to appoint an ambitious, motivated and talented teacher to assist in leading one of the most highly performing subject areas within the Academy. Our strong team of successful History teachers committed to developing outstanding learning and teaching for all our students across Key Stage 3-5.  This post represents a superb career opportunity for a motivated professional who wants to challenge and engage pupils across the full 11-18 age range, who has a passion for designing an innovative and creative curriculum. 

 We are looking for:

 • A Qualified teacher who can teach History across all key stages and who has excellent subject knowledge

 • A committed practitioner, who will want to attain the highest standards in teaching and learning 

• A Collaborative and driven individual who will support and lead on the delivery of the subject through an assortment or inventive approaches including curriculum design and teaching strategies through the use of ICT and intervention programmes

 • The ability to motivate pupils to achieve excellent examination results 

• Preferably someone who has an interest in government and politics

 • Excellent classroom management skills, organisational and ICT skills

 • Enjoy working in a challenging but highly rewarding environment and be flexible in response to the day-today requirements of a large, busy academy  

We can offer you:

 • The opportunity to be part of a growing Academy in the centre of Hackneys thriving community

 • Excellent facilities and resources for all colleagues and students 

• Excellent professional development opportunities and opportunity to grow within the academy 

• An excellent benefits package 

 The Petchey Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check  The Petchey Academy is committed to promoting equality for all students and employees.   Every individual will be treated with courtesy and respect and their contribution to the learning process will be valued.  To apply please visit our website and our recruitment-vacancies page

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About The Excelsior Academy

The Excelsior Academy is part of the Community Schools Trust. We serve a wonderfully diverse community, many of whom face challenges through no fault of their own. It is for this reason we want to level the playing field for all of our students, regardless of their background, by providing a world class education.

We care about outcomes at The Excelsior Academy. We know good grades lift life chances and impact health, wealth and even mortality. We know that teachers have the greatest impact on pupil outcomes and so we take professional development seriously, whatever our role in the school. Whether we have taught for two months, two years, or twenty years, we believe in our capacity to always improve in the classroom.

Our CPD provision is comprehensive and fundamental to our commitment to improve. We are invested in our own and each others’ development and use principles of instructional coaching to provide feedback to each other. Our CPD involves deliberate practice, video models of excellent practice and lots of fun! The desire to improve a little bit everyday permeates the culture in our school.

Our approach to teaching is evidence informed. We avoid ‘discovery learning’ methods and instead, we teach explicitly. Our teachers are experts in the classroom and lead from the front. We focus on perfecting routines for behaviour, like entry into lessons and transitions between tasks so that we can maximise time spent on learning. We have excellent behaviour systems which mean teachers can focus on what we love doing most - teaching!

As well as excellent outcomes, we want our students to be well rounded individuals who will thrive beyond school years; that’s why we deliberately teach prosocial behaviours like making eye contact when greeted, listening attentively and showing gratitude. We know these skills will set all of our students up for life, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

When students fall behind, our teachers run interventions outside of their lessons. We provide an extra session after school for all year 11 students so their families don't have to worry about paying for a tutor. Teachers work hard at TEA. Our students deserve nothing less and we expect the highest of standards from them because we know they are capable of achieving them.

But we invest in working smart too: we have a 3 week Christmas holiday, no retrospective book marking, no student report writing and no formal lesson observations!

We recognise talent and impact at The Excelsior Academy. There are lots of opportunities for promotions within the school and Community Schools Trust. Our staff body at all levels is a true reflection of the makeup of the community we serve - we are proud of this and welcome anyone who will add value to our wonderful school community.

We would love to hear from you if you think this sounds like the right place for you! We welcome visits; come and speak to our Headteacher, our staff and check out our lessons! Get in touch with us: email or call 0207 275 1500 to speak to a member of the HR team.

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