Teacher of History and Politics, Gloucestershire

Closing date:This job has expired

The King's SchoolGloucestershire

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


The History and Politics department at King’s consists of two full time members of staff, and three other members of staff who teach part of a timetable. They share the teaching of History in all years from Y7 to Y13 and some members of the team deliver Politics at A Level.  The post of History and Politics Teacher would suit an enthusiastic and motivated History graduate who is keen to bring new ideas to the department and to work collaboratively with the Head of Department and other members. The ideal candidate would be adept at teaching mixed ability groups within the context of our school where pupils aspire to achieve GCSE grades A*-C. He or she should aim to inspire and challenge the most able, whilst ensuring every pupil has a solid understanding of the subject content.

Main Duties

The following duties shall be deemed to be included in the professional duties which a teacher may be required to perform:

• First class teaching throughout the School in a manner appropriate to students' ages and abilities. 

• Assessing and recording students' progress in accordance with departmental and School policies. 

• Promoting and teaching KS3/GCSE/IGCSE/A Level through well-planned and well delivered teaching that is consistently good or outstanding over time. 

• Attending and contributing to departmental meetings. 

• Developing and sharing teaching and learning resources. 

• Monitoring the work and progress of pupils, including those with specific learning needs. 

• Maintaining professional skills through INSET and our Continuing Professional Development programme. 

• Being proactive in exploring innovative ways of delivering History and Politics through the curriculum. 

• Producing displays to create an attractive learning environment. 

• Contributing to the extra-curricular life of the School, for example by directing a production, through the Activities and Academic Enrichment Programme or other appropriate commitment. 

• Taking part in the pastoral life of the School as a Form Tutor or Cover Tutor. 

• Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact. 

• Any other tasks or responsibilities that may reasonably be assigned by the Head of Department or Headmaster. 

Person Profile

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate would ideally have the following:

• A good degree in History

• Strong and current subject knowledge

• Teaching qualification

• Ability to teach History and Politics at A Level

• Experience of using ICT to support teaching and learning

• Record of successful lesson delivery

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should demonstrate:

• Enthusiasm about History and Politics and the ability to convey this to pupils in every year group

• Ability to relate well to pupils of all ages and abilities

• Ability to adapt styles to meet the needs of classes and individual pupils

• Innovative and engaging activities in lessons

• Willingness to help develop schemes of work and to share teaching ideas with colleagues

• Ability to reflect on teaching and learning

• Willingness to help organise, and participate in, local and residential fieldtrips and enrichment activities

• Willingness to be involved in the wider life of the School


Candidates should apply by completing the application form and a letter of application.  A CV is not required. Applications should be addressed to: 

The Headmaster, The King’s School, Gloucester, GL1 2BG.  

Closing date is Monday 18th March at midday, with interviews taking place during the week commencing 25th March 2019.

e-mail: k.woodcock@thekingsschool.co.uk

Website: www.thekingsschool.co.uk

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More about The King's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Pitt Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2BG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1452 337 337
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