Teacher of Politics, Surbiton

Closing date:

Surbiton High Senior SchoolSurbiton

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: United Learning Pay Scales
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Surbiton High School’s dynamic outstanding Humanities Department seeks a Teacher of Politics (who can also teach History) who is passionate about inspiring, encouraging and empowering our pupils in the subject. 

Surbiton High School is a friendly and vibrant community where people matter, results count and where a passion for excellence drives everything we do. Our inspirational staff are dedicated to creating an intellectually rigorous and challenging academic environment, making Surbiton High School a place where a passion and energy abound, a school with a real heart and soul, where we look beyond the A* to offer a breadth of opportunity which allows every pupil and staff member to flourish. 


Key Responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning 

· Possess and maintain a deep and secure knowledge of your subject and the best practice pedagogy associated with its delivery. 

· Create a challenging and stimulating classroom climate that will motivate pupils to learn, think independently, take risks, empathise with others, and perform to the best of their abilities.

· Support every pupil in their learning, making them feel included, secure and valued.

· Be consistent, fair and create an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.

· Be aware of the learning needs of the pupils you teach and ensure that each pupil is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

· Monitor progress against prior attainment and employ effective intervention strategies when required.

· Follow the guidance and schemes of work provided by the Head of Department.

· Plan and deliver inspiring lessons.


The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

· Good Honours degree 

· A postgraduate teaching qualification including QTS, would be an advantage

· Evidence of further relevant professional development

· Ability to deliver inspiring A-level Politics lessons, with a particular focus on British and American Politics

· Ability to also teach History

· The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues in a successful and dynamic school

· Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching at A-level 

· Experience of collaborating with colleagues

· Up-to-date knowledge of successful and innovative teaching and the latest curriculum developments and initiatives

· High levels of personal and professional integrity and an ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality

· Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents

· Positive rapport with pupils

· High standards of personal presence and presentation and attention to detail

· Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences  

· Committed to Surbiton High School’s ethos and strategic vision

· High expectations for pupil attainment, personal development and conduct

· Ambitious and aspirational for oneself and for the School

· Committed to professional development and show a willingness to undertake appropriate training for this role


Surbiton High School 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. 

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email recruitment@surbitonhigh.com

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following:   https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1384107?cid=1567 

Closing Date: Interviews may be held on an ad hoc basis, so please submit your application asap. The final deadline will be 8:00am , 26 September 2018.

Interviews to be held week commencing: 1 October 2018 

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Job location

More about Surbiton High Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 13-15 Surbiton Crescent, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8546 5245
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Surbiton High School aims to inspire, encourage and empower its staff and pupils to be the very best they can be.

We are a school where a passion and energy abound, a school with a real heart and soul, where we look beyond the A* to offer a breadth of...