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Head of History

Shrewsbury SchoolShropshire

If you are a well-qualified, inspiring and enthusiastic historian, the opportunity to take charge of a successful and supportive History department at the Independent School of the Year could be the next exciting chapter in your career.

History is a popular subject at Shrewsbury and the department enjoys considerable success in public examinations, consistently achieving outstanding academic results year on year. As Head of History, you will ensure this continues, providing strong leadership and ensuring the effective delivery of History throughout the School and taking responsibility for the organisation of staff, resources and teaching programmes within the Faculty. As an experienced, dynamic and inspirational teacher, you will lead by example, teaching at all levels from Year 9 up to Oxbridge, driving pupil enthusiasm and delivering lessons of the highest calibre.

You will also be expected to contribute to the co-curricular and pastoral life of the school.

It is not a requirement to have previously held a post as a Head of Faculty, however, you will require excellent people and administrative skills to maintain the faculty’s high profile within the school. Equally important is an excellent honours degree in History or a closely related subject, outstanding subject knowledge, and the ability to provide stimulating, well-planned lessons.

In return, Shrewsbury School offer a variety of benefits and an excellent staff development programme, ensuring that colleagues are stimulated to keep growing as professionals.

A full application pack and job description can be obtained from the school website by clicking the apply button.

Alternatively, please email or telephone 01743 280500.

The closing date for applications is 10am Tuesday 2nd February 2021.

Applicants will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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