We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher of History. The person appointed will need to be able to teach History throughout the age and ability range and be able to contribute to all aspects of the department’s work.
Candidates could be new entrants to the profession or experienced teachers looking towards the challenge of working with some very able and extremely well motivated students.
The History department exists within our Humanities Faculty. The Head of Faculty is Ms Jane Duncalf, who is also Head of RE. The History department currently consists of:
• Mrs Nicola Slack - Head of Department
• Mr Nicholas Udall (retiring summer 2019)
• Mr David Milutinovic
• Mrs Janet Thorpe
All students currently have to take either Geography or History GCSE and a substantial number take both. GCSE results are improving. Value added for the Humanities element of the EBACC is a significant positive in 2018. A Level pass rates are 100% and more than 80% have achieved grades A*-C for the past 3 years.
The department has specialist accommodation, though not in the most modern parts of the School, and it has three rooms designated for History. There has been a significant investment in text books and resources during the past year.
History is taught in full classes (approximately thirty) for four 50 minute periods per fortnight in Year 7 and for three 50 minute periods per fortnight in Years 8 and 9.
At GCSE we follow the AQA syllabus studying units on: Germany 1890-1945, Conflict and Tension 1918-39, Health and the People and Elizabethan England.
At A level we study the AQA syllabus including unit 1F ‘Industrialisation and the People: Britain c1783-1885’ and unit 2H ‘France in Revolution 1774-1815’. Our group sizes average about 12/16 students and there are usually two sets in both Years 12 and 13.
The Faculty adopts a team-working approach, focusing on teaching and learning, and each colleague has the opportunity to contribute their ideas. There are regular department meetings in addition to the daily informal contact between colleagues. All colleagues are committed to sharing good practice.
Candidates could be new entrants to the profession or experienced teachers looking towards the challenge of working with some very able and extremely motivated students. The successful candidate will also be expected to take on the role of a form tutor.