William Ellis School is a boys’ school 11 to 16 with a coeducational sixth form, part of the LaSWAP sixth-form consortium, in the London Borough of Camden. We are on an attractive site next to Hampstead Heath with excellent access to Central London. Our school population reflects the rich social and cultural diversity in Camden.
“William Ellis School provides pupils with a rounded education that develops them into confident young men. Social inclusion is at the heart of the school’s ethos and culture. The school makes good efforts to nurture all pupils, regardless of their background. Pupils follow an academic curriculum that provides them with a good breadth and depth of knowledge. This serves them well for the next stages in their lives. Lessons are rich in subject content.” Ofsted 2017
We seek an enthusiastic Head of Geography, to lead the teaching of Geography at all key stages and to lead on the development of the ethics programme.
William Ellis has been a leading school in the teaching of geography over the years participating in a number of innovative projects. Fieldwork is encouraged locally and further afield, and especially at our own Outdoor Learning Centre, The Mill, in the Surrey Hills (www.themillforestgreen.co.uk).
Ethics encompasses the statutory requirement for RE in KS3 and KS4. The post holder would also lead on Ethics to ensure that students are equipped with an intellectual framework that enables them to develop in line with the purpose, vision, aims and values of the school. You will work closely with all humanities teachers and the lead for PSHE.
You would join a team of well-qualified and established humanities teachers who are highly ambitious for the students. Teaching across the team is excellent demonstrated through student outcomes and high take-up at GCSE and A Level. Humanities subjects are very strongly supported by the Headteacher and the Leadership Team.
The successful candidate will be:
· an outstanding teacher with excellent subject knowledge and a track record of securing excellent student progress from all starting points;
· an inspirational and collaborative leader with the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of young people;
· a caring and principled professional committed to social equity.
If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of students and the local community, we look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date – 5pm, Monday 29th January 2018
Interviews will be in the week commencing Monday 5th February 2018
William Ellis School is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and therefore expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, all appointments are subject to DBS checks and excellent references.