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Head of Humanities

St Anthony's School for BoysCamden

Required from September 2021

The Post

This is a new senior middle-management position with oversight and responsibility for the teaching and learning of History, Geography and RS throughout the school. Candidates will have an excellent track record in preparing pupils for 13+ or other public examinations. They should be able to teach two of the subjects taught within the Faculty and we are especially keen to hear from Geography or History specialists.

There is plenty of scope for the post-holder to shape curriculum provision within the Humanities and to decide how best to teach the three subjects from Reception up to Year 8. At St Anthony’s, we aim to instil in pupils a love of learning and to harness the keen sense of inquiry typical of young minds. The school is mindful that the world today requires citizens to be digitally literate, collaborative in approaches to problem-solving, and willing to adapt (or up-skill) to a fast-changing professional environment. 

The post-holder is likely to teach two Humanities subjects to boys in Year 6, 7 and 8 although they may be deployed to teach lessons in any year group. Having said that, most humanities lessons from Reception to Year 6 will be taught by class teachers according to schemes of work set out by the Head of Humanities. The Head of Faculty role is to ensure class teachers are appropriately supported and line-managed in the delivery of Faculty subjects which will include lesson observations, CPD and the standardisation of assessment and reporting.

Applications from well-qualified Catholic teachers are welcome and, irrespective of religious affiliation, the post-holder is expected to ensure the teaching of RS fulfils the criteria set by the Diocese of Westminster, which includes being ready for a diocesan inspection.

This is a very exciting time for St Anthony’s as we develop our academic provision and this post will appeal to ambitious colleagues aiming for Assistant or Deputy Headship.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, 8.30am until 4.30pm. 

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience and in line with the Alpha Plus Teacher's Pay Scale. 

Closing date: 9th April 2021.

Please note that interviews may be held at any stage after applications are received, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. The vacancy may be closed earlier than the specified deadline, if the right candidate is found.

The School

St Anthony’s School for Boys is a Catholic preparatory school (IAPS) for boys aged 4 – 13. There are currently over 310 pupils on roll and the school is looking to increase this number to 330 over the next few years. 

The school operates a two-form entry with approximately 20 boys in each class from Reception up to and including Year 6. About half the year group leave St Anthony’s to join Year 7 senior schools including UCS, City of London and Highgate. The remaining pupils stay on to prepare for Common Entrance at the end of Year 8 before proceeding to leading boarding and day schools such as Harrow, Eton, St Paul’s and Westminster.

The school is not super-selective and promotes a caring, nurturing environment promoting the holistic education of each child. We speak of St Anthony’s as a greenhouse rather than a hothouse! Pastoral and academic expectations are high amongst parents and staff. The school adds significant value to pupils’ learning and there is great emphasis on regular communication between boys, staff and pupils. 

St Anthony’s achieved ‘Excellent’ in all categories of the ISI full-school inspection in November 2019 - the school is now pursuing an ambitious development plan incorporating digital literacy with outstanding academic, pastoral and co-curricular provision.

St Anthony’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding

St Anthony's Boys and the Alpha Plus Group are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and employees of the school are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within Alpha Plus Group Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.

All members of staff must undergo an enhanced DBS with Barred List and Teaching Prohibition order clearance, be aware of and follow the Safeguarding, Prevent Duty, Anti-bullying and Behaviour and Discipline policies of the school, and partake in training on safeguarding, prevent duty and personal welfare.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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