Teacher of History & Politics

City of London SchoolLondon



Teacher of History & Politics


Permanent from September 2021

An outstanding teacher of History is required for September 2021. The Department is very successful, and the School has a long-standing record of high academic achievement (92.5% of A Level and Pre-U entries gained A* to B/D1-M1 grades in 2019). There is also much happening in terms of extra-curricular activities, and all staff are expected to be fully involved in School life. 

History is vibrant, successful and flourishing at CLS; Old Grammar (Y6) follow a stand-alone course on the Second World War, First to Third Form broadly cover 1066 – 1919 and well over a hundred boys a year opt for the CIE IGCSE. Numbers for A-Level History are high (regularly over 30) and Politics is also thriving (regularly over 20). There is a rich supra-curricular programme as well, which is overseen by the Head of Department, including reading groups and trips. Large numbers of pupils go on to high-tariff universities to read History, Politics, International Relations, Law, PPE and other associated courses.

The post will involve teaching History to Years 6 – 13 and Politics in the Sixth Form. The post would be suitable for an NQT (we provide statutory induction) or a colleague with more experience. 

CLS was named by the Sunday Times as London Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020, and occupies fine, modern buildings near St. Paul’s Cathedral overlooking the Thames, opposite the Tate Modern. There are impressive off-site sports facilities in south east London.

Salary will be paid on the CLS scale (£34,460 to £56,510 plus two progression points to £60,250 pa 2020-2021).

City of London School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further information about the School and a copy of the most recent ISI Inspection report are available on the school website. 

Further details and an application form are available from our website (https://www.cityoflondonschool.org.uk/about/vacancies) and applications should be emailed to the HR Department at recruitment@cityoflondonschool.org.uk

Closing date: 9am 19 January 2021.

Interviews will be held on 26 January 2021.