Subject Leader of History, Purley, Surrey

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The John Fisher SchoolPurley, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS-UPS (Outer London) + TLR 1d (£7,698) + retention and recruitment allowance available for an experienced candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No



Tel: 020 8660 4555 

Fax: 020 8763 1837


London Borough of Sutton

Sixth Form: 225

Students on roll: 1067


MPS-UPS (Outer London) + TLR 1d (£7,698) 

retention and recruitment allowance available for an experienced candidate

Required from 1st September 2018 

Our Mission is to “Aspire for Academic, Cultural & Sporting Excellence” SSAT Double Award Winners 2015, Pupil Premium Award Winners & 'Prince's Teaching Institute Mark' 2016, National Rugby School of the Year and UNA Debating Champions 2017

We wish to appoint an excellent Leader of History to join this strong department. Applications are welcome from individuals of all faiths or none, who will support the Catholic ethos of our school. This is an exciting opportunity to support the literacy development of students. 

Our repeatedly oversubscribed School achieved 80% 5 A*-C (4+) including Maths and English in 2017 and the Sixth Form received an ‘outstanding’ ALP’s judgement in 2016. In our previous Ofsted Section 5 inspection both ‘Behaviour & Safety’ and our Sixth Form were judged ‘outstanding’. In our most recent monitoring visit (January 2018) Ofsted stated that the ‘…steady and reassuring approach ensures the strong commitment of staff…’ and ‘the teachers are welcoming and friendly, and it creates an atmosphere where you belong…’ 

In History we achieve consistently excellent results – in June 2017 78% secured A*-C grades at GCSE and we achieved a ‘Good’ ALPs score at A-level. The History Department currently has three dedicated teaching rooms in our new £2.8 million Sir David Lane Building, all equipped with interactive white boards. 

We offer:

· A strong feedback culture and established programme of induction and mentoring.

· A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be nurtured and talents valued.

· A commitment to your professional development and leadership training.

· The chance to network with outstanding practitioners as part of the ‘PIXL’ programme.

· Free access to our on-site gymnasium.

· Residential experiences available to Austria, Spain, Belgium, France, South Africa and USA.

Please contact Janet Rigby, Office Manager on to arrange a visit or an informal discussion with the Headteacher, Mr Philip McCullagh.

Application forms and job details are available by downloading via the website on 

Completed application forms should be sent with a covering letter to Mrs Rigby by the closing date: noon on Thursday 3rd May.  

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 7th May. 

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More about The John Fisher School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3YP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6604555
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About The John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School

Our mission is simple – we aspire for academic, cultural and sporting excellence. We want to be the best all boys’ catholic comprehensive school in the country! 

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