Oundle School is one of the country’s leading HMC co-educational boarding and day schools, and enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence supported by outstanding pastoral care.
A dynamic leader, manager and teacher is required for April 2018 to run a thriving department. The successful candidate will be a well-qualified graduate with a proven track record as an outstanding teacher with strong subject knowledge, who is able to participate in and contribute to the life of the School as a whole.
The Head of Government and Politics will be responsible for ensuring that the education of pupils is upheld as a priority and that the highest possible standards in work and conduct are achieved throughout the department. They will be dynamic and committed as a classroom teacher and will contribute his/her own particular strengths and skills to the future development of the Department.
Government and Politics is a popular Sixth Form option at Oundle and has grown considerably in the past five years. Over seventy pupils are studying the subject, from September 2017 following the new, linear Edexcel specification. This involves the main issues within British politics, ideologies and either American or Global Politics. Pupils in the Upper Sixth have completed the AS element and will sit two A2 examinations in Political ideologies.
The Department caters for a range of different pupils. We have many pupils who are passionate about the subject and particular political causes but we also attract pupils who select it as a subject to widen their portfolio of A-levels. Very few opt to drop the subject at the end of the Lower Sixth however. The subject offers an exciting challenge to support all pupils. Results in public examinations are strong: last summer, 92% of pupils achieved A* to B, with over 60% at A* to A level. A large percentage of pupils go on to study a Politics related course at University level.
Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire famous for its beautiful Georgian streets and impressive limestone buildings. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl Theatre. For those moving into the area, accommodation may be available at a discounted rate. Other benefits include a salary on the generous Oundle pay scale.
An application pack and job descriptions can be downloaded from our website www.oundleschool.org.uk/Employment-Opportunities
Closing date: 9:00am on Monday, 20th November 2017,
Interview date: Friday 1st December 2017.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.