Teacher of History or Geography, Preston

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Penwortham Girls' High SchoolPreston
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Start date: 1 September 2018 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teacher's Pay Range
Contract term: Permanent

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The Governors wish to appoint an excellent classroom practitioner to join our outstanding Humanities Department. The successful applicant will be joining one of Lancashire's best performing Humanities departments, with the opportunity to work and develop professionally alongside four highly experienced Specialist Leaders of Education. This post is suitable for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and passionate teacher of either History or Geography with the commitment and flexibility to teach some of the second subject.

The department has an enviable track record of achieving superb GCSE results. Indeed, for the last five years both subjects have been ranked in the top 5% nationally by FFT and since 2014 have been ranked in the top 1% by Raiseonline.

Penwortham Girls' High School is a popular, oversubscribed school, graded as outstanding in every category in its 2014/15 Ofsted inspection. Ofsted recognised the 'culture geared towards success and excellence in achievement throughout the school.' The inspectors commented on the 'consistently high quality of teaching' whilst noting that 'staff are as concerned for students' personal well-being as they are about their academic success.' Since 2016 Penwortham Girls' High School has been a Teaching School, jointly leading the Red Rose Multiple Alliance with Bishop Rawstorne. The Humanities department makes a major contribution to the training and development of colleagues across the North West.

Please note that the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Interviews will be held after half term, in the week commencing 19 February 2018.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice.  You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at www.gov.uk/dbs  or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

Informal discussion: If you would like to discuss any aspect of the post please contact either Mr Steven Herbert (Head of History) or Mr Gary Bowles (Head of Geography).

Application forms and further details are available from the vacancies section on the school website or Lancashire County Council website. Completed application forms with covering letter should be submitted by the deadline and marked FAO Business Manager.

Closing date: 7 February 2018 at 12 noon.

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More about Penwortham Girls' High School
Address: Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 0SR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1772 743399