Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11-19 comprehensive school situated in Sutton, south-west London, and is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. Greenshaw has a reputation for providing a dynamic education within a happy and caring environment, and we are proud of our successes as a genuine comprehensive school. We are committed to achieving the best for the youngsters in our care, refusing to accept that there is a limit on what can be achieved. We are ambitious for our school and the professional development of our staff is at the forefront of our improvement.
We are looking for a highly motivated and committed individual with a passion for History and Classics and the ability to inspire our staff and students to join our school as a Teacher of History with Classics and Latin. The successful candidate will teach History, Classics and Latin up to Key Stage 5 and play a central role in the History and Classics department. They will be expected to have the highest ambitions for learning across the department and rigorously high expectations. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established department and make a contribution to its ambitious vision for the future.
The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and a genuine passion for teaching History and Classics, with detailed knowledge of current curriculum and pedagogical developments in their subject and the wider curriculum. A desire to raising overall achievement in History and Classics through promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning is essential. Candidates with the ability to teach up to Key Stage 5 are strongly encouraged to apply.
We welcome applications from NQTs and offer an extensive induction programme in a supportive environment. Our NQT offer includes: a dedicated senior professional mentor, weekly purposeful practice of techniques and strategies, evidence-informed induction on the science of learning, a strong focus on pedagogical content knowledge, support on maintaining a sensible workload, a supportive behaviour management system and high levels of professional trust and collegiality.
History and Classics is a highly successful and very popular subject at Greenshaw, with an excellent track record of exam results. The department takes pride in delivering a curriculum which emphasises the fundamental value of historical knowledge whilst developing the skills essential to interrogate and evaluate it. At the same time, we aim for our students to be as excited and intrigued about the events and people of the past as we are and to have the confidence to ask questions and make bold statements and have the skills and the knowledge to back these up. Within Classics, we aim to inspire our students from Year 7 up by introducing them to the ‘Big Ideas of the Classical World’. We believe an understanding of the classical world should be fundamental to everyone’s education and not just a select few. Students in Year 9 and above can currently study Latin and we have plans to extend this further down the school in September 2019. Students in the Sixth Form explore the wonders of Classical Civilisations.
For a comprehensive job description and person specification, please refer to the recruitment pack.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying please visit our website www.greenshaw.co.uk to download a recruitment pack and application form.
Completed application forms should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the HR Department, Greenshaw High School, Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3DY.
A statement of suitability should be submitted with the application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.
Applications must be received no later than 12.00pm on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
Interviews will be held on Friday 26th April 2019.
The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.
Please note that the school is closed over Easter from Monday 8th April and reopens on Tuesday 23rd April. There will be a delay in responding to queries during this time. A tour of the school will be provided as part of the interview day for shortlisted candidates.
Greenshaw High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.