We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher of law to cover a period of maternity leave.
This is a high performing school. The successful candidate will join a Law Department that has consistently attained strong results in the school at A2 and AS and where value added measures show that students make significantly more progress than they would in other schools year after year. The Law Department has won several commendations from the Good Schools Guide for the quality of its teaching and learning. We are looking for a candidate who would aspire to maintaining these kinds of standards.
The department consists of one part time member of staff; Miss Rachael Wade (teacher in charge of law), teaching three law groups – 2 groups in Year 12 and one group in year 13, and the students are taught in fourteen 50 minute lessons over a two week period. Class sizes currently range from 9 – 18 students.
The post is for a temporary, part time teacher of law. It is anticipated that the maternity cover will start between 15th and 25th November 2019.
Currently the department is well resourced. A set of teaching notes, power-point presentations and activities has been produced for each area of the specification which would be made available to the successful candidate along with the core textbooks for the exam board. Students are provided with study booklets for each topic which accompany these resources, and provide a structure for teaching and learning through the course. Background reading material is available for all areas of the specification, along with a range of DVDs. The School Library and the Sixth Form study room both contain a good selection of resources (including legal fiction) and students are actively encouraged to read widely around, and within, topics. Students are encouraged to attend lectures and conferences where appropriate.
The students have regularly competed in national law competitions such as the National Bar Mock Trial Competition and the Legal Apprentice competition hosted by Kingsley Napley Law Firm. A number of students go on to study law at university each year, and as such they are well motivated and enjoy assisting in, for example, law TV clubs, visiting the courts and keeping the notice boards up-to-date with breaking legal news.
We anticipate that this temporary vacancy will be circa 0.6 FTE with Tuesdays and Fridays off.
The successful applicant will also be expected to fulfil the role of form tutor.