Teacher of Humanities, Highbury, London

Closing date:Expiring soon

City of London Academy Highbury GroveHighbury, London

Date posted:
Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent

The City of London Academy Highbury Grove are seeking a Teacher of Humanities with experience in Geography at Key Stage 4 and 5 and History at Key Stage 3. 

Already the country’s best performing Trust for the new Progress 8 measure at Key Stage 4, the City of London Academies Trust is driven by ambition: to deliver world-class results as we combine the heritage and tradition of the City of London with creativity and innovation. We have a proven track record of school improvement, offering students an exciting curriculum and opportunities to perform, showcase their talents and experience the world of work outside of the classroom.

Highbury Grove School joined the City of London Academy Trust in September 2017.  Following a disappointing Ofsted inspection in December 2016, the senior team and governors sought to restore the school’s positive ethos in partnership with other City of London Schools. We know that only high calibre staff can rise to the challenge and contribute to the long-term objective, providing creative teaching, nurturing students’ abilities, and showing ambition for their own career as well as the students’. 

We believe exceptional teachers create exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. They support every student to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society. We believe that exceptional teachers like you should be supported too, with all the opportunities you need to develop and achieve your goals. 

We’re committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our staff, as well as excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust. You’ll find high expectations here too; we expect the kind of exemplary conduct from students that allows our teachers to do their jobs as effectively as they can. 

This is an exciting time in the school’s journey to re-establish itself as an excellent provider of high-quality education, and with the changes come opportunities. We have a clear plan of improvement which requires staff who are energetic and have a desire to take on the challenge under the experienced leadership of the CEO, Mark Emmerson, and the Executive Principal, Clare Verga. In this post you will play an instrumental role in school improvement, developing whole-school systems and ensuring that the school is outstanding in every category within three years. You will be working with a team whose mission it is to embed excellence in everything we do. 

If you would like to build your future with us and be part of this exciting journey, please visit http://www.highburygrove.cola.org.uk/staff-vacancies/87.html

to download a job pack and application form. Completed forms should be emailed to hr@highburygrove.islington.sch.uk

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check will be required.

Closing date: 9.00am Monday 22 January 2018. Interviews will take place during the week beginning Monday 22 January 2018.  

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Highbury Grove, Highbury, London, N5 2EQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7288 8900
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Already the country’s best performing Trust for the new Progress 8 measure at KS4, the City of London Academies Trust is driven by ambition: to deliver world-class results as we combine the heritage and tradition of the City of London with creativity...