Teacher of History, Caterham

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Woldingham SchoolCaterham

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Start date: Required from January 2019 to July 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Part time - 0.6 FTE over 4 days (Tuesday – Friday)

We are looking for an excellent Teacher of History with a passion for education. The post will suit a well-qualified graduate, committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience for every pupil. History is a popular and successful subject at Woldingham. The department consists of a team of 4 highly committed historians who work with a focus on independent learning. There is a culture of sharing resources and ideas. 

History has always been a popular subject across the school and consistently achieves strong results at GCSE and A Level. The students’ passion for the subject is not constrained to the curriculum and there is an active History Society. Each year a handful of girls read History at university, including Oxbridge. At both GCSE and A Level we follow AQA specifications, which allow for a breadth of topics to be studied. For example at A Level we look at Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007, USA: The Making of a Superpower 1865-1975 and the coursework focuses on Tudor England. The History department work closely together and there is a strong culture of sharing resources and ideas.

The ability to teach History across all Key Stages and up to A Level is essential, combined with first-rate organisational, team working and ICT skills. 

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments. 

Please visit our website to download an application form by clicking on the Apply button below. Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter no later than 10pm on Sunday 23rd September 2018. Interviews will be held during week beginning 1st October 2018.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate. 

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site. 

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More about Woldingham School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marden Park, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7YA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1883 349431
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