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Teacher of Humanities

Mary Hare SchoolWest Berkshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Humanities department at Mary Hare School for the deaf on a year contract.

We are looking to appoint a Humanities teacher who can deliver Humanities at KS3 and Geography GCSE and A Level.

The humanities are taught as discrete subjects throughout the school, as a compulsory subject at KS3, and an optional subject at GCSE and A Level. Classes do not exceed 12 students at KS3 and are usually smaller at GCSE and A Level.

The department currently has 3 teachers teaching Geography for varying proportions of their timetable.

The department is well resourced in a range of textbooks, DVDs and fieldwork equipment.

At KS3 there are 2 periods a week allocated to Geography and History. The pupils follow the National Curriculum in years 7-9. At GCSE the pupils are taught for five lessons of 1:05 hours per fortnight and follow the AQA A specification. At A Level the students are taught for 10 lessons per fortnight and again follow the AQA specification A for Geography. The uptake of Geography has increased in the last couple of years and the department is keen to promote this trend through an imaginative and stimulating curriculum.

The following points are in addition to the general responsibilities of teachers as dictated by the Principal which include but are not limited to Form tutor responsibilities and attendance at morning briefing and calendared school meetings.

  • To teach Geography and History at KS3, and Geography to GCSE and A Level.
  • To stimulate interest in the humanities throughout the school.
  • To contribute to the revision and development of Schemes of Work in line with the National Curriculum and examination specifications.
  • To develop suitable materials/worksheets/teaching aids for all ages and abilities.
  • To develop, organise and participate in Fieldwork at all levels.
  • To further develop the use of ICT within the Department.
  • To keep accurate records of effort and achievement of the pupils.

To view a full job description and apply direct, please see our website.

Closing date: Friday 21 May 2021

Interviews will take place the following week and we would like the successful candidate to start with us on 31 August 2021.

Mary Hare is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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