Teacher of Classics, Hertfordshire

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Queenswood SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary depending on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

(GSA, BSA, HMC Boarding and Day School for approximately 440 girls aged 11-18)

Queenswood is set in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside close to London.

Teacher of Classics

Permanent, full time, required for September 2020

Competitive Salary depending on qualifications and experience

Queenswood Classics Department is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate, and inspiring teacher of Classics. The successful candidate will be required to teach Classical Civilisation and Latin up to GCSE standard, but ideally Latin to A-Level standard. Applicants who teach Ancient Greek, or who are willing to learn, would be especially welcome. 

Queenswood Classics Department is a growing and thriving part of the school, with compulsory Classics for all of KS3. We have classes of Latin and Classical Civilisation in both GCSE and A Level, and we are currently teaching Greek to GCSE off timetable, with a goal to introducing Ancient Greek to the GCSE curriculum in 2021. 

The Classics department is one with a very strong reputation within the school, and one which is growing in popularity every year, with alternating annual trips to Greece and Italy, along with closer trips to Verulamium and Colchester. We are looking for an applicant who wants to be involved in the exciting progress of a relatively new department, and someone who can bring new ideas and enthusiasm to help continue this expansion.

This position would be suitable for an NQT or a more experienced teacher. All staff are required to be part of the co-curricular and pastoral life of the school, with every teacher being assigned to a form. Each teacher is also assigned to a Competitive House and they are encouraged to support their House in a variety of activities throughout the year. 

Members of the department work collaboratively, and as a team, providing a supportive environment for any new member of staff. There is also a comprehensive NQT programme, and a focus on the CPD of all staff, incorporating new ICT techniques into every lesson.

In addition to the teaching role, may like to apply for a Head of Year responsibility.

This is an exciting opportunity for career development that will involve leading a team of tutors and overseeing the academic and pastoral welfare of a Year Group.

No previous experience is necessary for the Head of Year role.

For further details and Job Descriptions to apply please go to www.queenswood.org/vacancies 

Closing date for applications: 21 February 2020

Queenswood is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

More about Queenswood School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Methodist
Address: Shepherds Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 6NS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1707 602500
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Queenswood is a progressive boarding and day school for around 430 girls, aged between 11 and 18, where boarders make up more than half of the School.  An all round education focuses on equipping the girls with all the life skills required of wo...