Head of History (Year 5-8 History Teacher with sport), Richmond upon Thames

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Falcons Preparatory School for BoysRichmond upon Thames

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Start date: September 2019

The Role

This post requires an accomplished educationalist with leadership skills who is clear-sighted and passionate about teaching and their subject.  S/he must have a good level of technical skills and some experience of using SIMS.  It is a senior role in Falcons’ strong and committed community and is line managed by the Deputy Head – Learning & Innovation with whom s/he works closely and professionally.  Experience of teaching History up to KS3 is desirable with the ability to also complement the substantial Games provision at the school possible. A love of humanities and History and passion for imparting this knowledge to the young, and a high level of organisational abilities, enthusiasm, humour and energy are requirements of the position.

The Head of History must be experienced, computer literate, understand school protocols and policies, and be willing to make a full contribution to school life. S/he must have a good working knowledge of child protection issues and safeguarding and undertake the appropriate training. S/he must at all times be friendly, approachable and supportive. 

It is a pivotal role which requires excellent communication skills and a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.

The School

We ensure that every boy at Falcons has a happy and fulfilling experience whilst at school. Above all, we encourage academic endeavour and that each boy strives, gives of his best, and achieves his goals. We place equal importance on his social, moral and cultural growth.  At all times the boys are expected to uphold the ethos of the school in a positive manner and are proud ambassadors; not only on campus but when representing Falcons at outside events, activities and fixtures. We foster a desire to learn by offering a curriculum that has breadth, balance and challenge. 

At Falcons we maintain high expectations and place a strong emphasis on acknowledging the positive ways in which the boys conduct themselves and interact with others. Trust, honesty, good manners, a hardworking attitude and respect for the environment and above all, each other, are intrinsic in all that we teach. We place great emphasis on the strength of our community and the boys being considerate, courteous and tolerant of the needs of others. In this environment they have the opportunity to grow academically, on the sports field, artistically, on stage, and to take leadership responsibilities in many different areas.  Life at Falcons Preparatory School is a unique experience.

Closing date: Friday 19th April 2019 at 12pm. 

Interviews will take place week commencing 22nd April 2019.

Please click on 'Apply on school website' to complete an online application on the Alpha Plus careers portal. 

The Alpha Plus Group are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. 

APG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of APG you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within APG Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation

More about Falcons Preparatory School for Boys
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 7 - 13 years
Address: 41 Kew Foot Road, Richmond, London, TW9 2SS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8948 9490
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The Falcons Preparatory School for Boys is located in Richmond. 

The school is part of the Alpha Plus Group which owns 15 independent schools in London and 5 schools outside of the capital.