History Teacher NQT/MPS
Thank you for considering King Edward VI Grammar School. Following the successful promotion of our last NQT History student to the post of Head of Politics at a school in London. We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented teacher of History who is either completing their PGCE or NQT year or a recently qualified teacher looking for a new challenge. The History Department here at King Edward’s is very successful and offers the OCR Modern World History syllabus at GCSE. At A Level the department runs three different specifications Modern History, Early Modern History and Government and Politics. There is therefore plenty of scope for candidates who are keen to develop their A Level teaching or who are passionate about all things History: a strong interest in Government and Politics would be helpful. Finally, the ability to offer either KS3 Geography, or RS would be useful, although not essential.
The department runs a significant number of trips and visits to help bring both History and Politics to life. This includes visits to the Battlefields, numerous Castle and Museum Trips, the annual Parliament Trip and a variety of trips to the Politics Department at Hull to attend lectures by notable political figures.
Although selective and academic in our focus the School’s ethos is centred on the development of the whole child. We are exceptionally fortunate that our committed staff give of their time generously in numerous different ways to share or pursue a passion with our pupils. We have a flourishing debating society; creative writing groups; music; drama and sport are all strong. We are also unusual for a state school in having a large and active CCF who also help to run our Duke of Edinburgh programme. The desire to share a passion or simply get involved in the extra-curricular life of the school will be crucial.
Applications should be made on the School’s Application Form and should also include a covering letter and CV. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th June interviews will be held in the following week: although the school reserves the right to move this forward if an appropriate field occurs earlier.
James Lascelles, Headmaster.