Head of Humanities, Tower Hamlets

Closing date:

Canary Wharf College CrossharbourTower Hamlets

Date posted:
Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Head of Humanities

April 2019 start

Full-Time

Canary Wharf College Crossharbour is a new school where opportunities to fast-track to leadership roles are plentiful within our growing and highly-motivated team.

The Role

We are seeking a highly-ambitious Head of Humanities (History specialism) for April 2019 to lead the development of an outstanding department in our expanding school.

The successful candidate will lead the design of an inspiring subject curriculum that is knowledge-rich and academically rigorous to allow students to become literate within the humanities. 

They will establish the direction for teaching, learning and assessment in the department, in-line with the whole-school pedagogical strategy of Learning for Mastery, to set the highest expectations and ensure that all students achieve excellent outcomes.

We are looking for a teacher who emanates a passion for their subject, who is eager to share relevant cultural experiences with our students through organising trips and outings to support a student’s journey through the curriculum. Our students have already visited the Imperial War Museum and Museum of London Docklands this academic year.

Departmental and whole school responsibilities will provide excellent experience for a successful candidate who is looking to progress to senior leadership.

Our School

Canary Wharf College Crossharbour is a new school with the highest ambitions for young people in our community. We opened in 2016 and moved into our new site with excellent facilities in September 2018. The school currently has 160 students from Years 7-9, taught in small class sizes, and will expand up to Year 11.

We have a strong educational ethos ‘To Live, Share and Celebrate a Love of Learning’ and we embed this ethos by aligning everything that we do with four key principles:

• Curriculum at the Centre: we remain ‘obsessed’ with what we teach our students 

• Exemplary Behaviour: we have clear principles informing behaviour and conduct to achieve the highest standards of behaviour for learning 

• Exceptional Teaching: we have a clear pedagogical strategy and support every member of staff to be able to delivery consistently excellent teaching 

• Valuing every child: we work tirelessly to alleviate barriers to individual student achievement 

The school is made up of committed and aspirational staff led by visionary and experienced trustees and senior leaders. Staff development is a key priority and we boast a unique collaborative approach where, through weekly 1:1 meetings, senior leaders support all staff to take ownership for their own development, both by providing high quality guidance and by promoting teachers to read widely, make research-informed decisions, as well as attend tailored internal and external CPD. 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who:

• Is committed to the school ethos and is enthusiastic about joining an expanding school.

• Has the vision, drive and leadership skills to develop an outstanding department

• Has high expectations and a commitment to raising standards.  

• Demonstrates excellent teaching practice and shows significant evidence of improving the outcomes of pupils.

• Has excellent communication skills, with an ability to motivate and inspire others.   

• Is resilient, with an ability to remain motivated when tackling challenging tasks.

Applicants must have qualified teacher status.  

Closing date: 18th January 2019.                               

E-mail: recruit@canarywharfcollege.co.uk




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Secondary Campus, 7 Selsdon Way, London, E14 9GL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3383 6100
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