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Job details
Employer School 21
Location Newham
Salary TLR, Inner London (competitive based on skills and experience)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017 (with earlier planning, training and induction)

School 21, a 4 to 18 school with a growing reputation for innovation and impact, is opening a new Sixth Form and Middle School in September as well as building up to full capacity.

We are looking for an excellent history teacher who combines the rigour of A level and GCSE success with the creativity of developing rich and exciting collaborative projects. Over the past few years there have been some incredible projects: an interactive exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One involved a collaboration between history and art and the creation of a trench filled with artefacts and literature. An immigration project saw children produce pixelated art to represent different identities and a spoken word project saw children speak out about women’s rights through a study of the suffragettes. Last term Year 7s published a book in partnership with the Museum of London on the History of London in 33 objects. Perhaps our most ambitious project to date has been a comparative study of the Russian and French revolutions designed by history and drama teachers resulting in a stunning immersive theatre production where the audiences were drawn into the revolutions. Over the coming years we want our projects to be more expansive with real audiences and products that make a difference to the world. We want to raise the bar so our projects instil important subject knowledge and are delivered with increased rigour.

School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.

The Humanities team is ready for the new challenges of the new Sixth Form and middle School, and opportunities for fresh collaborations with other subject disciplines. Within this context your role will be to develop historical thinking. You will be trained in a range of pedagogies. These include Harkness discussions where 15 students debate and analyse historical texts around an oval table. You will become immersed in the language and techniques of well-being to ensure our children are ready to learn and thrive. English Language is central to everything we do at School 21 and the successful candidate will also play an important part in supporting all students in their drive to become avid readers, fluent writers and confident speakers. Our oracy curriculum and teacher toolkit and our collaboration with Cambridge University has resulted in a school filled with purposeful talk and thinking. You will have the chance to shape this exciting area of the school’s culture.

School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.

School 21 has built strong foundations in a short period of time, confirmed by our Ofsted which was outstanding in all categories. There was strong recognition for the ethos and approach of the school:

"Pupils across the school make exceptional progress."

"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, impeccable manners and show respect for everyone.”

“Staff morale is exceptionally high. Teachers at the early stages of their career value the ‘fantastic’ professional development and opportunities to learn from each other. Those with more experience said that they have become much better teachers since joining the school.”

Through project-based learning "pupils achieve remarkable standards of work and demonstrated knowledge and skills at levels beyond those expected for their age group."

“Pupils talk and discuss with a maturity and confidence that is remarkable for their years."

The successful candidate will be:

  • An excellent teacher and subject specialist
  • Experienced at developing other teachers
  • Skilled at fostering independent, student-led learning
  • A creative and deep thinker about pedagogy
  • A teacher of English language skills
  • Innovative in using new technology to enhance learning
  • A collaborative planner, able to work across subject disciplines
  • Interested in developing the whole child – head, heart and hand

About School 21:

  • 4 to 18 mixed, inclusive school in the heart of Stratford, Newham
  • Cutting edge pedagogy and curriculum
  • Small - only 75 children in each year group. From September 2017 we will have years 7 to 11, Reception to year 4, a new Sixth Form beginning and a Middle school starting for years 5 and 7 in the first year and years 5 to 8 in the second year.
  • All teachers spend between 3 to 4 hours a week with their coaching group of about 13 students
  • We have plans to set up two new schools in close proximity to School 21 which will give staff more opportunities to grow and develop.

We offer:

  • Outstanding career development and exceptional CPD
  • Generous TLRs based on experience and skills
  • The chance to network with outstanding practitioners and learn from the best
  • Collaborative working across the 4 to 18 school
  • Leadership training and development opportunities
  • A strong feedback culture so that teachers can develop in areas of their practice that are important to them

Every teacher being part of a team/circle that develops strategic practice

Apply by: 27th April 2017 at 5pm
Likely interview date: 3rd May 2017

For more information see: www.school21.org.uk or e-mail Anne Shaker at careers@school21.org.uk or call 020 8262 2121

To apply: Please visit the careers pages at www.school21.org.uk and complete an online application form.

School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding children.

About the employer

School 21 is a pioneering new 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London, for girls and boys and children from all starting points and backgrounds. We are now in our 5th year and are about to open our new Sixth Form, Six 21, as well as a middle school ...

Information about School 21
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status State - Free School
Gender Mixed
Age range 4 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Pitchford Street
Stratford
London
E15 4RZ
United Kingdom