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Job details
Employer Hackney New School
Location Hackney, London
Salary Dependent on skills and demonstrable experience
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2017

We are looking to recruit a teacher for a debate centered subject called The Core. This is a unique inter-disciplinary subject offered at the school, taught at both KS3 and KS4 exploring key ideas in the history of philosophy and cross-curricular links with Citizenship, Religion and PSHE. The aim of The Core at KS3 is to offer students a foundation to understand key ideas that have shaped the world in which we live. Topics throughout KS3 build student knowledge so that they are also equipped with the knowledge and skills to commence Religion and Ethics at GCSE. At KS4 students will continue to develop debating and questioning skills, through The Core whilst studying for their Religious Education GCSE. The post also includes responsibility for the PSHE programme which is delivered by the form tutors.

Hackney New School is an exciting new oversubscribed secondary school, which opened in September 2013. Our core vision is to provide students with access to the widest range of opportunities in life by fostering academic excellence and instilling self-belief, intellectual curiosity and responsibility towards others in society. All at HNS share the belief that an outstanding education can be provided to children from a wide range of backgrounds, if they are being challenged in all aspects of their academic and personal development. Our successful Ofsted inspection, after only 5 terms, is testament to our current success. We now need additional outstanding staff to continue to develop our school. In September 2015 we moved into our exciting new purpose built buildings on the Kingsland canal basin.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with experience of teaching in areas such as religious education, philosophy and ethics or citizenship.

You will be committed to driving standards and ensuring every student is supported and challenged to reach their maximum potential. You will enjoy the challenge of developing a unique programme for all students. You will have the ability to teach RE at KS3 and KS4 and lead HNS student council. We welcome applications from NQTs as well as more experienced candidates.

Can you meet the challenge of being a teacher in a school with:

  • An extended school day.
  • Mixed ability teaching throughout all subjects and classes at KS3.
  • Innovative use of IT in all aspects of school life.
  • A “teaching morning” and “study afternoon” where students are given time to experience a
  • range of extra-curricular activities, independent study and learn how to think for themselves
  • A high expectation of academic and social achievement for all its students.
  • An emphasis on performance in music, sports and academic activities to develop confidence and determination.
  • A unique course called the “Core” which emphasises the oral debate of the history of ideas.
  • A growing student body year on year, which will require forward planning and strategic thinking?

If you think you can and want to know more please visit our website and read the information in the attachments below. Prospective candidates are also encouraged to contact us directly on 020 7617 7181 or via email at (Lesley Falconer, Headteacher) (Paula Brocki, Head of Core)

Completed application forms should be emailed to (Colette Corbin, PA to Headteacher) using reference number 010/16

Closing Dates: 9 December 2016

As an equal opportunities employer we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

About the employer

Hackney New School is an exciting, oversubscribed secondary school, which opened in September 2013. Our aim is to deliver a standard of education that is equal to the very best schools in the country. Our core vision is to provide students with acces...

Information about Hackney New School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Free School
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 19 years
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Locations and contacts

317-319 Kingsland Road
E8 4DL
United Kingdom