Sacred Heart High School (described by Ofsted in 2017 as ‘exceptional’) is one of the top 100 non-selective state funded schools in England based on our current GCSE results with 93% gaining 5+ standard passes including English and Maths. The school’s A-Level results, following the opening of a Sixth Form in September 2013, are just as outstanding with 62.7% achieving A*-B and 89.8% achieving A*-C. Our school also leads the successful West London Teaching School Alliance.
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the school and we wish to appoint a full-time Head of History & Politics. The candidate must be an outstanding, focused and motivated individual who can lead the pupils to achieve far beyond their own expectations. The successful candidate must have passion for their subject and a desire to develop this in others. They must be eager to advance their own teaching skills and develop professionally as well as being keen to share ideas with their colleagues within this dedicated team. A willingness to contribute more widely to the extra-curricular life of the school is expected.
History is an extremely popular subject within the school. At GCSE over 50% of pupils choose History as one of their options and it is a popular choice at A level. In addition, there are four full time teachers within the department, one of whom is the Head of History and Politics. The Teacher of History will inspire pupils to learn every day and support other teachers and leaders in this area to produce the best possible lessons and activities that engage and challenge every pupil, including offering enrichment to enhance and deepen subject knowledge
History is an outstanding department which achieves excellent examination results. In 2018, 96% of GCSE pupils (cohort of 91) achieved 4+ with 91% gaining 5+ and 67% achieving levels 7-9. At A Level students achieved an 85% pass rate with 82% awarded A*-B.
The closing date for applications is Thursday, 21st March (10am), with interviews scheduled for the following week.
SHHS is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate will be requested for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.