Lead Practitioner of History, Croydon

Closing date:

Meridian High SchoolCroydon

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £44,541 - £54,840
Contract term: Permanent

Are you an experienced History Teacher, looking for your next career move? 


Your opportunity

We now have an opportunity for an outstanding professional to join our team as a Lead Practitioner of History. This role allows you the opportunity to be part of the transformation of a community and the life chances of the young people we serve. You will make a difference to the school by leading by example, and supporting the development of others within the History team.

The successful candidate will have outstanding specialist knowledge and experience of successful teaching throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. They will have a proven track record as an excellent teacher, fully meeting the national professional standards for teachers and leaders.

In return, we will invest heavily in helping you to develop your career aspirations into reality. We can offer you a great salary, the chance to be part of a group of schools where you can develop, excel and flourish; with career progression unrivalled by any other Multi Academy Trust. We will offer you the support of a leadership team dedicated to helping young people striving for more and as a GLF Schools’ employee, you will enjoy the benefit of working within an excellent support and learning network and will be exposed to significant collaboration opportunities across our schools.


About Meridian High School

Meridian High School is a forward-looking, dynamic Academy, on a journey of improvement within GLF Schools. We believe education is about developing the whole person, helping learners to understand the many different branches of human knowledge, challenging them to think critically and encouraging a desire for truth and curiosity in life. We further believe that ‘resilience, ambition and respect’ are vital educational tools.


What we are looking for

The ideal candidate will be:

  • An outstanding practitioner
  • Innovative and inspirational
  • Committed to and has a strong belief in teamwork
  • Able to lead, challenge and motivate students
  • Committed to working with parents and the wider community


Why work at Meridian High School

  • The support of GLF Schools and the opportunity to be part of an inspirational, growing and dynamic organisation
  • An exciting opportunity to develop a curriculum to meet the needs of local community
  • A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within GLF Schools
  • Recognition of previous school continuous service.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and career progression   


Thrive in a Career with GLF

Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

● Continuous Professional Development

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Flexible Working

● Staff Wellbeing

● Career Pathways and Talent Management

● Staff Benefits

● Community and Collaboration

● Valued Worker Scheme


The Details

Salary- GLF Leading Practitioners Pay Range (outer London), LP1 - LP10

Pay Range: £44,541 - £54,840

Job Start date: September 2020

Hours: Full time

Closing date for applications – 27th March 2020

Interview Date - TBC


Contact

For more information about the role, or to arrange a tour, please contact the school directly and speak to Debbie Longhurst on 020-3493-1328. 


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.



More about Meridian High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Fairchildes Avenue, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0AH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 3943 1328
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