Head of History, Alperton, London

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Alperton Community SchoolAlperton, London

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2A, £6,515 Inner London Pay Scales
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

  

We are a large, mixed, 11-18 academy with over 300 students in our sixth form.  Due to our increased popularity as a school, we will expand our roll from 10 to 12 form entry in September 2018.  Alperton Community School is proud to be an inclusive comprehensive school with a student intake that reflects a wonderfully diverse and vibrant local community. Our most recent Ofsted rating in July 2016 recognised the school as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management.  

The school achieved its best ever set of GCSE results in 2017. The percentage of students achieving five good GCSEs (Grade 4+/A*-C) including English and maths has increased by 22% over the last four years and now stands at 64%. In 2016 and 2017 the school has been ranked in the top 5% of schools nationally for student progress at GCSE (Progress 8 = +0.51), and ranked in the top 1% for maths and the top 9% for English. The school has been graded in the highest category “well above average” in both 2016 and 2017 DfE Performance Tables.

We are very fortunate to have a brand new school building which will fully open in the summer term.  The new building has 83 classrooms with purpose-built specialist Drama, Music, Art and DT facilities as well as 14 Science laboratories, 10 ICT rooms, a Dance Studio, an Activity Studio, an enormous Sports Hall and outdoor MUGA.  Every classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art ICT facilities.  We are very fortunate to have extensive outdoor spaces which are set aside for break and lunchtime activities.

Our school has become internationally recognised following the success of our Art and Textiles teacher Andria Zafirakouwho won the $1million Global Teacher Prize 2018.  The school has been shortlisted for the TES School of the Year 2018 and won the TES Maths Team of the Year 2017.  We are one of only four schools in the country to hold the Platinum Professional Development Mark and one of only 100 schools to hold the Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence.

Role

We are looking to appoint an outstanding practitioner and talented leader who has the vision and determination to lead our History department to achieve outstanding outcomes for all our students. 

History is a very popular subject throughout the school with a large number of students progressing to our highly successful GCSE course. We currently have A Level History and A Level Government & Politics groups. Many of our students leave us to study at Russell Group universities. 

You would join a well-qualified, friendly and committed History team. 

This is an exceptional opportunity. It will offer the successful candidate a friendly, highly supportive and committed working environment within a culture of success and professional growth. 

The Person

The successful candidate will be an excellent classroom teacher who can inspire and excite students about their learning and possess recent, relevant, teaching and leadership experience. You will have an innovative approach to creating a History curriculum that is inclusive to all students and makes good use of ICT. A sound knowledge and understanding of best practice in the accurate assessment of student work is essential.



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More about Alperton Community School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Upper-school site, Stanley Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 4JE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8902 2038