Head of History, Kingston upon Thames

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Chessington SchoolKingston upon Thames
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Start date: 01/01/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Outer London Main/ Upper Pay scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an excellent opportunity to join a forward-thinking, well-resourced and supportive department. We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, inspiring and ambitious Head of History to lead within our successful Faculty. 

You will be responsible for planning and delivering excellent lessons to achieve great outcomes for all

of your students. You will be a great teacher of History, with experience of raising achievement and

maintaining high expectations for all students. This is a unique opportunity to join the community of

staff striving to create an outstanding comprehensive school. As the Head of History we expect to

see the impact of your previous leadership or your potential to become a great leader of this subject.

We welcome applications from experienced leads as well as those making the next step.

Ideal candidates will: ● Be a passionate History teacher who inspires and engages within the classroom. Equally, you will

provide a wide range of opportunities outside of the classroom

● Have a positive impact on student’s progress and the impact on their colleagues to do the same. ● Possess a strong desire to grow an excellent department in which all are valued and play a key role in

raising standards. ● Have demonstrable evidence of raising attainment and developing excellence at class or department

level. ● Be passionate about developing their own practice and the teaching and learning practice of others ● Communicates effectively to staff, students and parents

You can expect: ● Students who love History and want to do well in it. ● Access to high quality CPD and research opportunities including Masters, Middle Leadership

mentoring and more ● A hugely supportive leadership team

● The chance to work in a rapidly improving school and the opportunity to make a real difference



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