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Curriculum Leader for Government and Politics required for September 2021

St Bonaventure'sForest Gate, Newham

We seek to appoint a highly qualified, driven and successful leader to the post of Curriculum Leader of Government and  Politics, who has the passion and determination to continue to lead one of the most successful curriculum areas in our school.

St Bonaventure's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share the commitment. The suitability of the candidate will be assessed throughout the recruitment process

All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional practitioner to join our team of committed staff and is looking to lead an Outstanding Curriculum area and also for someone who is looking to become a member of a school who pride itself on the support of staff and  offers excellent professional development opportunities.

As a leader of a curriculum area you will aim to inspire and facilitate the best possible teaching and learning in Government and Politics, generate an enthusiasm for the subject amongst teachers and pupils promoting the subject across the school. You will also work closely with and teach within the History department.

Psychology, Politics and Economics  is an area of strength within our 6th Form and many students choose us because of the excellent outcomes we facilitate in this group of subjects. We are looking for someone who will work collaboratively to ensure the success and progression of our learners.

Government and Politics at St Bonaventure's  is a highly successful and popular A Level subject.  Exam results show that the Department is consistently in the Top 20% of academic A Level providers in the country.  We believe we offer a rich curriculum where students greatly enjoy learning about British and U.S. Politics.  The Department is committed to ensuring students gain a wider understanding of politics by offering enrichment activities including visiting Parliament, attending lectures at top universities and by meeting local MPs. We welcome someone who can continue to foster students' enthusiasm and love for Politics.

St Bonaventure’s is a popular provider of education within the London Borough of Newham and we are oversubscribed.

We expect that you will have evidence of excellent classroom practice and high expectations of pupil attainment and, �� if  you are overseas trained, we would need evidence that your professional qualifications are recognised in the UK  by UK ENIC &/or the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

We are part of the successful and highly-respected Agnus Dei Catholic School Alliance

We have  a long and distinguished history of educating boys, aged 11-16, in the East End of London.

Our thriving co-educational 6th Form is ethnically and religiously diverse, attracting students from across many local schools.

St Bonaventure's is recognised by the DfE, Ofsted, SSAT and the Teaching School Council for our investment in improving student life chances and the development of our staff.

We believe that our students have an entitlement to the very best education, with high expectations for all in our community.

We Offer:

An opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic, inspired and motivated team where staff genuinely feel valued and cared for.

  • A minimum of 20% PPA for all teaching staff.
  • A teacher friendly marking policy.
  • No written reports to parents.
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
  • We will provide top quality CPD opportunities for you.
  • We will encourage you to provide CPD to others; within our school, our borough, our diocese, our alliance and beyond.
  • A school with outstanding teaching and behaviour for learning, with which all our staff and the wider community feel proud to be associated.
  • All new teaching staff receive a Chromebook.
  • Free refreshments for all staff.
  • Excellent local transport links and off street car parking.

St Bonaventure's School is only a short bus ride away from the site of the 2012 Olympics and the Olympic village and Westfield Shopping Centre in the vibrant area of Stratford.  Stratford is a transport hub with easy access to Central London which will be further enhanced by Crossrail.  This is an exciting area to live and work in.

Closing Date - Thursday 13th May 2021 at 12 noon

We may call applicants for an interview before the deadline date if we are especially interested in their application

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