Head of Government and Politics, E17 3PY

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Forest SchoolE17 3PY

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

 Forest School seeks an inspiring and dedicated Head of Government and Politics to provide professional leadership and management of the Department, to secure high-quality teaching, effective use of resources and on-going development of learning and achievement for all pupils. 

Government and Politics at Forest School has a long and successful history and results have been strong. The subject is currently offered in the Sixth Form only, where it is popular with students, but the successful candidate may ultimately wish to find ways of developing the subject throughout the school, within either the academic curriculum or the school’s flourishing co-curriculum. The person appointed will therefore build on an impressive legacy of success in the subject as well as having ambitious and innovative plans for future developments. 

The Head of Government and Politics is required to be an outstanding teacher, leading by example, and also to manage and monitor the delivery of an appropriate curriculum which is challenging, differentiated and well resourced. Heads of Department at Forest are expected to develop their subjects, be innovative and inventive, and drive forward exciting educational initiatives that improve pupils’ learning experiences through inspiring their teams.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 25 April 2018, Midnight

Interviews will be held on Friday, 4 May 2018

Forest School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Snaresbrook, London, E17 3PY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 85201744
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Situated on a beautiful site on the edge of Epping Forest in North East London with outstanding facilities, Forest School is one of the few diamond structure schools in the country where pupils are taught in single-sex classes between the ages of 7 a...