Head of History (Lead History teacher)

St Mary's Church of England High SchoolHertfordshire

Lead for History

St Mary’s CE High School, Cheshunt

Salary: Main Pay/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR2b

Start: Easter 2021

We believe everyone is equal, everyone deserves the best

Are you seeking an opportunity to play a major role in developing teaching, learning and curriculum in a dynamic school? If so, St Mary’s CE High School is looking for an inspiring Subject Lead with responsibility for History to join us from the start of the Summer Term 2021. 

St Mary’s CE High School is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment, founded on our Christian principles. We continue to develop an excellent standard of education for all students, allowing everyone to achieve their full potential regardless of ability or background in a safe and inspiring community.

‘Pupils told us they like to learn. Sixth-form students are confident and mature young adults. Pupils are confident in their future plans. The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.’ 

Ofsted September 2019

St Mary’s CE High School is one of three church secondary schools in Hertfordshire, all of which are within the Diocese of St Albans. The school is well recognised in the local community for its high-quality provision and outstanding inclusion agenda.

“An exceptionally inclusive and caring community”

SIAMS January 2020

We are looking for the inspirational candidate who will lead the subject of History and the team. This role will focus on strengthening the good foundations that are in place to take the school to the next level. The successful applicant will lead the History Team in developing and delivering the curriculum, as well as support the development of teaching and learning in this experienced, strong and willing team. You will also play a significant part, as a leader in supporting the development of the school’s culture and climate. 

Applicants do not need to be practising Christians, but would be expected to uphold our Christian principles of trust, forgiveness, compassion, thankfulness, friendship and love, as well as our vision where, ‘Through God’s love, we are the rich soil where seeds flourish and roots grow’.

In line with this vision, we are committed to developing you in the role, both in the short term through a supportive induction programme, and in the long term through Leadership CPD (e.g. NPQML or NPQSL).

Your key responsibilities will be to provide: 

o Innovation in curriculum, teaching and learning in your area

o Support the strategic leadership of the teaching and learning area

o Support for the strategic improvement of the whole school

o Contributions to the Strategic Planning Group

Please submit a letter of application focussing on your professional experience in the above elements on no more than two sides of A4 (font size 10 or larger) and a completed application form.

St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake online safeguarding training and all positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Two references will be sought for every candidate that is called for interview. St Mary’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Application Deadline: 9am, Monday 18 January 2021

Interviews: Monday 25 or Tuesday 26 January 2021

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