HoD Sociology with RE, E7, London Borough of Newham

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Forest Gate Community SchoolE7, London Borough of Newham

Date posted:
Start date: Monday 3rd September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR 2c (£6,515)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Position: HoD Sociology with RE

Salary: MPS + TLR 2c (£6,515)

Employer: Community Schools Trust

Location:  E7, London Borough of Newham

Contract Type: Full time 

Contract Term: Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 18th May 2018 - 12.00pm

Start date: Monday 3rd September 2018

FGCS is a high performing school; we were rated outstanding by Ofsted in February 2016 and we are currently the 6th best school nationally for progress. We are looking for a committed, hardworking and effective Head of Department for Sociology with the ability to teach RE, to join our dynamic Humanities Faculty. If you wish to join our inspirational school, you will have a passion for teaching Sociology and RE, along with the skills necessary to enthuse and inspire staff and students to achieve their very best.

We are a well-resourced school with results above the national average at 76% of students achieving a grade 4 (old grade C) or higher in English and Maths, and 64% of students achieving a grade 5 (old strong grade C) in English and Maths. Our progress 8 score is +1.31. The results for the Humanities department were as follows: 

Geography: 71% A*-C with 35% A*-A

History: 87% A*-C with 65% A*-A

RE: 81% A*-C with 36% A*-A

Sociology: 40% A*-C with 7% A*-A

We are the highest performing community school in Newham. We are committed to every child doing well and we have well-behaved, dedicated students who are eager to learn. Successful applicants will enjoy a bespoke induction programme, high quality CPD in an extremely supportive environment, as well as outstanding opportunities for personal career progression.

This is a school where staff can Fly, Grow, Connect and Strive in their careers, embodying our school motto. The acronym below summarises the salient benefits of working here:

Fast career progression, we promote 60% of our staff within three years

Great place to work, with supportive colleagues, well behaved pupils and a positive atmosphere

CPD is bespoke and tailored to staff needs to ensure best practice according to your role

Standards are high - we expect the best and nothing less

If you want to work in a school where the students are passionate about learning and you want to be part of the high performing team that turns this passion into a reality, then we really want to hear from you. For more information about the post please contact Mrs Suzanne Keshodia by emailing suzanne.keshodia@forestgatecst.org or calling 020 8534 8666. You can also visit our website to find out more about the school.

Completed applications should be submitted by 12.00pm, Friday 18th May 2018. Interviews will take place the week after.

FGCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our school and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process and all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Forest Lane, Forest Gate, London, E7 9BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8534 8666
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