Head of History & Politics

Fortismere SchoolHaringey

Fortismere is a high-attaining, mixed foundation secondary school in the heart of Muswell Hill, North London with a strong tradition of excellence. The Co-headteachers are seeking a skilled and experienced educational innovator to lead the History & Politics Department.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead our History & Politics Department. Students are taught by an experienced and passionate team of specialist History and Politics teachers who work collaboratively in this highly successful department. We are looking to appoint a Head of Department who can join us to inspire, motivate and support our students to reach their potential and take the knowledge, skills and understanding we develop in them into the next stage of their lives. Both History and Politics are extremely popular option subjects at A Level. The successful candidate will teach across the Key Stages.

The History & Politics Department sits within the wider setting of a high-attaining, mixed foundation secondary school in the heart of Muswell Hill, North London with a strong tradition of excellence. Our school vision is one which sees education, and the opportunities we make available, as having the potential to transform the lives of our young people.  The History & Politics Department is well placed in the school to achieve our shared vision – it is one of the leading departments in terms of both attainment and progress.  The successful candidate will work with other post-holders to further improve the academic and extracurricular impact of the department across the school community.  The successful candidate will put students at the heart of what they do and work with us as we continue to maintain the outstanding results and progress of our students. 

If this sounds like you, and if like us you are committed to comprehensive state education then we would like to hear from you.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS prior to appointment.

For further details of our school please visit our website www.fortismere.sch.uk

Closing date: Midday Monday 12 April

Interviews: week commencing Monday 19 April



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