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Teacher of Classics

Shrewsbury SchoolShropshire

We wish to appoint a dynamic and inspirational full time teacher of Classics from September 2021 to deliver outstanding learning in Latin and Classical Civilisation to Years 9 - 13.  The ability to teach Greek at GCSE and A level would be an advantage but is not a requirement.

As befits the school of Benjamin Hall Kennedy, all pupils at Shrewsbury study Latin in their first year in Year 9 and around 30 go on to GCSE. A healthy number of entrants start Greek too, and take it on to GCSE. Our results in public examinations are consistently strong.

Depending on their previous experience, Latinists follow a number of courses: the Cambridge Latin Course, Taylor’s Latin to GCSE or our own in-house course, whilst Taylor’s GCSE to Greek is used with our own material for Greek.

Pupils with an interest in the Ancient World can also opt to study Ancient History at GCSE.

Higher up the school, Classics is well represented.  Pupils can choose to study Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation at A level and are all examined by OCR. Each year a good number of our pupils choose to pursue a course in Classics in higher education, including Oxbridge.

The Faculty hosts outside speakers to address the Classical Society and there have been in recent years trips abroad to Italy and Greece.

The Faculty is comfortably housed in its own block, the Kennedy Building, complete with a Classics Library. There are currently six teaching staff.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the co-curricular and pastoral life of the school.

In return, Shrewsbury School offer a variety of benefits and an excellent staff development programme, ensuring that colleagues are stimulated to keep growing as professionals.

A full application pack and job description can be obtained from the school website by clicking the apply button.

Alternatively, please email vacancy@shrewsbury.org.uk or telephone 01743 280500.

The closing date for applications is 10am Wednesday, 3rd February 2021.

Applicants will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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