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Head of Humanities

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Chessington School


Outer London Main Pay Scale plus TLR available
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
April 2018
Apply by:
5 February 2018

Job overview


Head of Humanities

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 humanities to lead our successful faculty.

You will be responsible for planning and delivering outstanding lessons and achieving excellent results for your students. You will be an outstanding teacher of Humanities, with experience of raising achievement and maintaining high expectations for all students. This is a unique opportunity to join community of staff striving to create an outstanding comprehensive school.

Ideal candidates will:

· Be an outstanding Humanities teacher (Geography preferred) who inspires and engages within the classroom and provides opportunities outside the classroom

· Have a positive impact on student’s progress

· Possess a strong desire to create an outstanding department in which all are valued and play a key role

· Have demonstrable evidence of raising attainment and developing excellence

· Be passionate about developing their own practice and the teaching and learning practice of others

· Communicates effectively to staff, students and parents

· Have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of students

You can expect:

· Access to high quality CPD and research opportunities

· The chance to work is a rapidly improving school and the opportunity to make a real difference

· Access to state of the art resources and facilities 

Application packs are available from our website www.chessingtoncommunitycollege.co.uk or Elsa Harris, Chessington Community College, Garrison Lane, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2JS, email eharri26@ccc.rbksch.org or telephone 020 8974 1156 x 204. For an informal conversation or to arrange an informal visit to the school prior to the closing date please contact Amy Smith, Senior Assistant Headteacher line manager of science.

The Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons and the Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS


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  I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher at Chessington. This is a school with a rich past and such a bright future; one where Great things happen for young people each day. 

We have made swift strides in recent years and are now considered a national ‘High performing School’. We have done this by instilling pride in our students and making them ambitious for their futures. Each child is valued, each day considered a vast opportunity and each moment is focussed on their success. Whomever takes on this role will need to be someone who values student wellbeing but knows that this is achieved through the very highest expectations, consistency and drive each day as a leader in the school. 

The right person for this role will demonstrate passion for teaching both inside and outside of the classroom. Our students love learning and we want someone that will further fuel the fires of their passions for their subjects. Our students deserve the widest and most varied cultural experiences. 

We are ambitious for the future of the school and are moving forward fast. Now judged Good by Ofsted with a number of Outstanding features such as Leadership and our Options subjects, we want to become a Great school in the next two years. This means we continue a rigorous focus on standards, a forensic approach to outcomes and of course a holistic understanding of the needs of every child that walks through our doors. The ideal candidate for this role will share this focus and will, each day, want the very best for the young people of Chessington. 

Every member of staff is hugely valued. When joining us you will join a culture where we keep striving to be better each and every day. We will support your career development through internal CPD programs, mentoring, coaching and through a range of external programs including Masters in Education or Middle and Senior Leadership development programs. NQTs will be very well supported and developed through our teaching school program. Rest assured each day here the highest of learning and teaching practice will be expected but you will supported and given time so that you can deliver a Great experience to each of our students. 

I look forward to meeting you and to welcoming you on our journey to becoming a truly Great school. 

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