History Teacher (maternity cover)
Full time, maternity contract
Salary: Qualified teaching pay scale between M1 and UPS3 (£23,720 and £39,406)
Contract start date: February/March 2019 (date to be confirmed) and ending on the return of the current post holder
Canon Slade School are seeking to appoint a History Teacher for a maternity cover in this very popular and successful Church of England secondary school of 1,700 students (335 in the Sixth Form). We welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers who want to achieve amazing things with our great students in our oversubscribed 11-18 school. Some of our students progress onto Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities each year as well as prestigious apprenticeships
We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative team player with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards within a successful department. The candidate should be an excellent classroom practitioner, have enthusiasm for their subject and be capable of teaching History across our full age and ability range including the Sixth Form. A job description and person specification for this post are attached.
The History department consists of 4 graduate historians, all of which have the opportunity to teach History from KS3 to KS5 – all classes are mixed ability. We have dedicated teaching rooms, equipped with interactive whiteboards, and have a departmental office for staff use. The department offers extra-curricular trips and some recent destinations include WWI and WWII battlefields, Berlin, Poland, Moscow and St Petersburg, and New York and Washington.
The A Level course (AQA) includes:
1G Challenge and Transformation: Britain 1851-1964 (40%)
2R The Cold War, c1945–1991 (40%)
NEA Coursework: The 16th and 17th Century Witch Craze (20%)
The GCSE course (AQA) includes:
Conflict and Tension: 1918-1939
Power and the People: c1170 to present day
Elizabethan England 1568-1603
From September 2018, the department are teaching 4 GCSE groups in Year 10, 3 GCSE groups in Year 11, 2 groups in Year 12 and 2 groups in Year 13
OfSTED Report December 2012
The following comments regarding the History department were included in our most recent OfSTED report:
“Achievement in the Sixth Form is outstanding, leading to most students progressing to the universities of their choice to continue their studies. Attainment is exceptionally high in many subjects and is particularly notable in history.”
“Teachers work very hard to deepen students’ understanding and encourage their independent thinking and research. They ask a lot of thought-provoking questions and continually encourage students to probe deeply. This is demonstrated powerfully in history lessons, where imaginative approaches to exploring cause and effect result in students having insightful understanding of the significant key events.”
If you are interested in applying, please use the Canon Slade application form which can be downloaded or accessed by clicking either ‘apply now’ or ‘how to apply’. This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by post to the school address, marked for the attention of Mrs Karen Hood, HR Officer. Please do not send CVs as they will not be considered. Please also write a letter of no more than two sides of A4 to explain why you are the best candidate for this post and what you would contribute to our school, with examples from your recent work if possible.
We will acknowledge all applications by email. If you do not hear from the school within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
The school has an Equal Opportunities policy. If you consider yourself to be disabled, please state the nature of the disability, giving details of how we can accommodate these needs should you be selected for interview and subsequently appointed.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act, the details provided in the application form will be used for selection and interview procedures, and for employment records if your application is successful. Safer Recruitment practice will be followed at all times.
Selected candidates will be emailed (usually within 48 hours of the closing date) to invite them to interview. Please note that referees will be contacted at this stage of the process.
Prior to taking up the appointment, the successful candidates will be asked to provide documentary evidence (including National Insurance number) showing their entitlement to work in the UK. We will also carry out an enhanced DBS and declaration of health check.
Closing date: Thursday 15 November 2018 at 12.00pm
Interview date: Week commencing 19/11/18 – day to be confirmed