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Politics Teacher

St Charles Catholic Sixth Form CollegeKensington and Chelsea

We require an ambitious and conscientious Teacher of Politics to start with us in May or September 2021. If successful, you will teach A Level and ensure that all students are supported and taught to the highest standard.

Government and Politics is a very popular course in the college with over 100 students studying it at A level. The department has high expectations of the students and historically students have had very successful outcomes. As a strong enthusiastic team that is fully committed to maximising student potential, we are seeking to appoint a like-minded professional team player, who can contribute fully to the success of the department, for a one-year maternity cover.

The subject area strives to share ideas and expertise through working collaboratively and with flexibility. There are high quality, dedicated teaching rooms, excellent resources and IT facilities. The department follows the EDEXCEL specification where students will study UK politics, UK Government and comparative politics with the focus on USA.

The department encourages students to broaden their understanding of the subject by ready widely and inviting external speakers to the college.  All students visit Parliament and the UK Supreme Court.

The department works closely with Goldsmiths, SOAS and Queen Mary, University of London who offer our students workshops, lectures and taster days.

  • Job Description:
  • Plan and work in accordance with subject area schemes of work and examination specifications, ensuring all lessons are thoroughly prepared and structured, with clear aims and learning objectives.
  • Demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of students and set appropriate standards for students’ learning, motivation, attendance, punctuality, submission of work, presentation of work, and addressing non-compliance.
  • Set sufficient work for formal assessment such that students’ understanding can be regularly checked, so that they can be fully prepared for the demands of public assessment through examination and/or coursework, in accordance with the College formal assessment policy.
  • Take responsibility for your own professional development and participate in staff training when provided and seeking out other opportunities for personal development.
  • Reflect on your own practice as well as the practice of the school with the aim of improving all that we do.
  • Read and adhere to the various policies of the school as expressed in the School Development Plan, the Staff Handbook, subject area/year group documentation, etc.
  • Maintain an excellent knowledge of relevant subjects you teach coupled with powerful subject pedagogy to inspire and interest students in their learning and address misunderstandings.
  • Plan and deliver effective lessons, building on students’ prior attainment, that promote a love of learning and intellectual curiosity in accordance with the school policy on teaching and learning, adhering to the subject specification and relevant schemes of learning.
  • Set demanding expectations for students’ learning behaviour at all times by establishing a purposeful working atmosphere in your classroom, making full use of the rewards system to encourage excellent work and positive attitudes and applying sanctions according to our behaviour policy where necessary.
  • Know how and when to differentiate appropriately and routinely review your lesson delivery particularly in relation to content and relevance for students of varying abilities.
  • Mark, monitor and return work within a reasonable and agreed time span in accordance with the school marking and assessment policy providing constructive oral and written feedback and clear targets for future learning as appropriate.
  • Assess student progress levels regularly and write reports in line with school policy and as specified in the published calendar.
  • Provide detailed formative and summative feedback at Parent-Teacher Consultation evenings.

For more information, please contact Miss Dodd by email:

Please download an application form and the detailed job description from the documents below.

Closing date: 5:00pm on 26th February 2021.

Interview date: w/c 8th March 2021.

Please, no agency applications.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Candidates for vacant posts are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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