Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint committed and outstanding History teachers to join our team at Bay House School. The ability to teach Ancient History would be considered an advantage and there may be opportunities for career development in this area.
The person appointed will be expected to teach across the full age and ability range and to play a part, together with other colleagues, in the continuing development of the department. One of the department's strengths is its strong sense of teamwork whereby all members feel able to contribute to the development of the department. We are committed to ensuring that all members of the History Department are able to have access to quality CPD. Our devolved budget allows us to be creative in how we achieve this.
Applications are welcome from either an NQT or someone wishing to further develop their career, with possible development opportunities to take on TLR responsibilities.
History is a very popular option at GCSE with fourteen groups in Years 10 and 11 following the OCR B SHP syllabus. At AS/A Level the AQA specification is offered with students following components on Tudor England, Weimar and Nazi Germany and a non-examined assessment on Stuart England. The department also offers Ancient History at AS/A2 and an ability to teach it would be a definite advantage.
There are currently seven groups studying History at Advanced Level in the Sixth Form and four studying Ancient History/Classical Civilisation. Last year 100% of the candidates achieved A*-C grades at A2 in History and Classical Civilisation, with 76% achieving A*-B. We are one of the best performing history departments of any Sixth Form colleges in Hampshire. At GCSE in 2017 the A*-C pass rate was 84%. This puts us in the top 0.5% of schools in the country in terms of progress made by pupils. The previous year it was 80% and in 2016 it was 81%. GCSE is, of course, a major focus and the department is determined to maintain its outstanding performance of recent years.
There are detailed schemes of work at Years 7 and 8 which are reviewed regularly and the department is committed to encouraging and developing exciting and innovative enquiry based learning.
Bringing History to life and encouraging pupils and students to engage with it beyond the classroom is a major factor in making the subject so popular at Bay House. The Year 9 trip to the battlefields and cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France is the most popular and oversubscribed trip run by the school. The department also organises Ancient History trips to Italy and Greece and a History trip to Berlin. Year 11 pupils have the opportunity to visit the London Dungeons and our Year 10 pupils visit Portchester Castle for the local history component of their GCSE course. History staff are actively involved in trips organised and run by other departments too (i.e. the RE trip to Auschwitz). A range of speakers (Holocaust survivors, local O.A.P.s who were evacuees, historical re-enactors, Falklands veterans, university academics, etc.) are invited into school to address and engage pupils and students.
Colleagues are positively encouraged to build on personal interests and expertise in order to enrich the extra-curricular life of the department and school. A willingness to be fully involved in this aspect of the provision of these learning experiences would be a required quality in the successful candidate.
The successful applicant will be responsible for a tutor group within a year system of pastoral care; tutors and their pupils move through the School with the same Head of Year.
For all enquiries please telephone the HR department: 02392 616012.
For some posts, where we receive large volumes of applications or identify suitable candidates, on these occasions we may interview before the closing date, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.
GFM Education is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. A 'prohibition from teaching' check will be completed for all shortlisted teaching candidates including those applying for a teaching assistant/Cover Supervisor/Other work deemed directly involved with pupils where it is indicated that they have qualified teacher status or have previously worked as a teacher. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks. GFM Education pursues a policy of equality of opportunity.