Head of Classics, Uppingham

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Uppingham SchoolUppingham

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Start date: Required from September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Uppingham School, one of the leading schools in the UK, is seeking to appoint a first-rate teacher of Classics to lead our highly successful, large and thriving Classics department. 

As Head of Classics, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership and development of the subject, where you will lead on the quality assurance of educational provision by monitoring teaching and learning, observing lessons, evaluating the department’s performance and actively addressing the underperformance of pupils.

All Fourth Form (Year 9) pupils study a Classical subject in their first year, and thereafter can opt for Latin & Greek, Latin or Classical Civilisation for GCSE. At A level we offer Greek, Latin, Ancient History and Classical Civilisation. Numbers opting for these subjects remain buoyant.

Beyond the classroom, the Classics Department organises a range of activities including speakers, visits, and a popular trip to Rome and the Bay of Naples.

We are looking for an outstanding teacher, visionary leader, and an experienced professional who will not settle for less than excellence. A track record of first rate teaching and a rapport with pupils is vital. 

If you are a strong, dynamic and inspirational character with unimpeachable subject knowledge and the ability to lead and inspire, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Uppingham School offers several benefits such as a pension scheme, a 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme, as well as free membership of the School’s dual-use Sports Centre and a school fee discount scheme for children of staff (75% discount on day fees). 

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Deputy Head Academic, Ben Cooper, (bc2@uppingham.co.uk).

For full details and to apply please click the apply button. 

The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 19 March 2018. 

Interviews will be held on Friday 23 March 2018.

Uppingham 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 DBS.

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More about Uppingham School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire, LE15 9QE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1572 822216
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Uppingham School is a mixed, Church of England independent secondary school with sixth form and boarding, located in Leicestershire. The secondary school, situated in Uppingham has approximately 791 students on record.

Uppingham School was founded in...