Head of Classics, Streatham

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Streatham and Clapham High SchoolStreatham

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Start date: Required for September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent

The role 

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding specialist in the field of Classics to take a leading role in the strategic planning and delivery of Classics throughout our highly successful School.

As Head of Classics, you will have overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of the Classics department in order to ensure high standards of teaching and learning are delivered.

You will be committed to teaching Latin with Classical Civilisation from Years 7 to 9, Latin at GCSE and A Level, and Classical Civilisation at A Level. The ability to deliver Ancient Greek to GCSE would be an advantage but is not essential. 

Classics at Streatham & Clapham High School

The Classics Department is well stocked with texts and resources to support study at all levels of the curriculum. The Department has two dedicated rooms: a sixth-form room and a lower-school teaching room, with digital information displays in both.

From Year 7 to Year 9 the girls follow the Cambridge Latin course and complete Book 3 by the end of their third year at school. The girls are also provided with a taster of Greek, involving the alphabet, transliteration and simple present tense translation at Key Stage 3. At GCSE, OCR Latin and Greek courses are offered as separate options, making use of John Taylor and Henry Cullen’s two-part courses. The Sixth Form currently follows the A Level OCR courses in both Latin and Classical Civilisation, with Greek to be offered as an examined subject in the future. 

Pupils participate in a number of Classics trips and competitions throughout the year.  Lower-school pupils attend a weekly Classics club at lunch-times and in the School’s weekly ‘Kinza’ (enrichment) programme, and a busy schedule of theatre trips and lectures is provided for all years. There is also an annual Year 9 trip to Bath to support CLC Book 3. 

About Streatham & Clapham High School

Streatham & Clapham High School is a vibrant, exciting and fulfilling place in which to work. The School is characterised by a warm, welcoming and supportive atmosphere. New colleagues are supported through a personalised induction programme.

As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Childcare vouchers, interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and an application form please click the apply button. 

The closing date is noon on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

Interviews will take place week commencing 23 April 2018.

Streatham & Clapham 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.



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More about Streatham and Clapham High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior and Sixth Form, 42 Abbotswood Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1AW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86778400
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