Fixed-Term Part-time (0.4 - 0.5) Teacher of History (initially for two terms only)
We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, well qualified and highly committed graduate possessing excellent language and literary skills, capable of teaching History from Year 7 to Advanced level.
History is a popular and successful department with five full-time members of staff. All girls in Years 7, 8 and 9 study History, following a course that shadowed the previous National Curriculum.
The majority of girls in Years 10 and 11 take History to GCSE and study IGCSE. History is a popular choice at A-level with typically over 30 girls studying either Modern World History or Early Modern History.
The part-time teacher of History should make a positive contribution to good practice in the school by generating enthusiasm for the work in his/her department, building good relationships with colleagues, parents and girls and by encouraging and establishing high standards in the teaching and learning of History. Lesson observation is encouraged as part of good practice. He/she should contribute fully to the development of the whole community in accordance with the aims of the school. The person appointed will be an excellent communicator with good leadership and inter-personal skills, capable of communicating his/her enthusiasm for history to students and teachers alike.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach throughout the school and to share in the various activities of the Department. Our ethos is to give as much scope as possible for individuals to teach in a style most suited to their own strengths. Curriculum Year 7 study an introductory unit on What is History followed by Medieval Realms. Year 8 study ”Revolutions” –The English Civil War and Interregnum and the Restoration up to 1689. The spring term covers the French Revolution and the summer term the Industrial Revolution. Year 9 study the British Empire and slavery, America 1776-1865, the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution and the First World War and South Africa under apartheid. GCSE follows Cambridge IGCSE: International relations 1918 – 1990, Germany 1918-41 and Russia 1905-41 as coursework. The new linear A Level covers the early Tudors, the Cold War in Europe, Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992 and China 1945-97 for the 20th century cohort. The Early Modern cohort also study the Early Tudors along with Martin Luther and the Reformation, the witch-craze 1500 – 1700 and the Golden Age of Spain.
Specific Duties of the part-time Teacher of History
To promote the study and enjoyment of History throughout the school.
To incorporate any relevant new knowledge and understanding into the teaching of the subject in school.
To ensure that appropriate records of homework, classwork, tests and assessments are kept and are available as required, in line with the school’s policies.
To supervise the arrangements for coursework and the preparation and marking of internal examination papers and to make the necessary arrangements with other staff responsible for the administration of all examinations relating to History.
To organise educational visits, as required by the programmes of work and specifications, to support the teaching of History at all levels.
To participate in PSHCE teaching.
• Good qualifications – degree or equivalent in History.
• Competency in the use of ICT for administration, report writing and for carrying out the teaching of this subject.
• Commitment to further professional development
• Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a departmental team
• Willingness to get involved in the extra-curricular life of the school
• An ability to motivate students to reach their full potential and to lead by example by demonstrating a passion for the subject