Head of History, Wakefield

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Wakefield Girls' High SchoolWakefield

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary is MPS/UPS + a Management & Responsibility Allowance + a Wakefield Supplement
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Wakefield Girls' High School, Senior School

(GSA Day School, 664 Girls 11 – 18 years)

Outstanding teaching, learning and pastoral care is at the heart of what we deliver at Wakefield Girls’ High School Senior School. Our girls are motivated to achieve their very best in all they do; for us, an outstanding education is not only about academic results. 

Our reputation as a centre for educational excellence and extra-curricular activities is widely acknowledged in Yorkshire and beyond. Ours is an extremely successful and happy school.   

Head of History 

Wakefield Girls’ High School is looking for an enthusiastic, inspiring and qualified teacher to become our Head of History from September 2019. The successful candidate will lead and manage the day-to-day teaching and learning in their department. S/he should be a highly creative practitioner, an adaptable and innovative leader, a good motivator, communicator and administrator. S/he should be able to provide professional leadership and guidance on academic matters to enable the effective development of the subject area, its dedicated staff and talented pupils. There are also many CPD opportunities available at WGHS for your professional development.

The History Department enjoys excellent examination results, specialised resources and an extensive portfolio of fieldtrips and educational visits. In return, you will find yourself working with supportive colleagues and SLT and teaching motivated students. We deliver our curriculum in small classes, have high standards of student behaviour and strong parental support. 

Applicants should have considerable experience of teaching History at Key Stage 3, GCSE and AS/A level; Oxbridge preparation would be preferable. Evidence of having led an initiative or managed colleagues would be an advantage.     

The position is full time and permanent. Salary is MPS/UPS + a Management & Responsibility Allowance + a Wakefield Supplement. The Teachers’ Pension Scheme is also applicable. As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check. 

Further details and an application form can be obtained from our website or The Head, Wakefield Girls’ High School, Wentworth Street Wakefield WF1 2QS. 

Tel: 01924 231609.                                                              

Email: headpa@wghsss.org.uk 

Applications by CV will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 4.00 pm on Friday 22nd March 2019




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Wentworth Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2QS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 372490
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Wakefield Girls' High School, a selective independent school for girls aged 11-18, first opened its doors in 1878, at a time when the educational and social emancipation of women was accelerating. It occupies an extensive site in a conservation area ...