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Teacher of History & Politics

The Grange SchoolCheshire West and Chester

The Grange School in Hartford, Cheshire is seeking to recruit a Teacher of History & Politics on a full time and permanent basis. This would be to commence on 31st August 2021.

The Opportunity

As a teacher of History and Politics you would be responsible for the delivery of teaching at all key stages between both departments.

The role will predominately focus on the teaching of History but there will be an opportunity to share the teaching of A Level Politics.

The Politics Department is a thriving part of academic life at The Grange School. It is located in state of the art classrooms in the school’s Sixth Form Centre. Politics has become an extremely popular Sixth Form option with very healthy numbers. 

The History department is very popular with all age groups and is taught in the main school building. 

In History we study: 

  • GCSE Edexcel TOPICS - Crime and Punishment, Medieval, Superpower Relations and America at Home and Abroad. 
  • A Level AQA - Paper 1 Britain and Paper 2 Germany and Cold War 

 The Politics Department is a thriving part of academic life at The Grange School. It is located in state of the art classrooms in the school’s Sixth Form Centre. Politics has become an extremely popular Sixth Form option with very healthy numbers.  

 We study Edexcel A Level Politics: 

  • Component 1: UK Politics and Core Political Ideas (liberalism, conservatism and socialism) 
  • Component 2: UK Government and Non-core Political Ideas (anarchism) 
  • Component 3: Comparative Politics - government and politics of the USA 

 The results are impressive in History and Politics: in 2019, all candidates in Politics at A Level gained 60% A*/A and 90% A*/B. In History the candidates gained 33% A*/A, 78% A*/B at A Level and at GCSE all candidates gained 46% 8-9, 69% 7-9 and 92% 6-9. 

 The diverse enrichment opportunities at The Grange have many activities with a Politics and History related angle, such as the Debating Society. Both Departments organises their own related activities and trips. Politics go to London each year and attend a party conference every Autumn. The History department is organising a trip to the USA.

Responsibilities

The list of professional duties below is set out in addition to the expectations that The Grange School has of any member of the teaching staff, as detailed in the Job Description for Senior School Teacher.

Teaching Responsibilities 

  • planning and thoroughly preparing courses and lessons;
  • establishing and preserving a positive atmosphere for learning within the classroom;
  • teaching all pupils assigned and regularly setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils;
  • maintaining knowledge of those assigned pupils on SEND register and putting into practice strategies suggested by the SEND Coordinator.
  • assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of all pupils, according to the school’s policy and schedule;
  • preparing pupils for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purpose of such examinations;
  • ensuring appropriate differentiation in work set;
  • promoting independent learning;
  • assisting individual pupils to maximize their potential;
  • in each case, having regard for the curriculum of the school.

Pastoral Responsibilities

  • promoting the general purpose and well-being of the pupils assigned to them;
  • providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, moral and spiritual matters;
  • participating in meetings of staff and parents to discuss pupil’s progress as required,
  • including Parents’ Evening of all pupils taught;
  • acting as a Form Teacher when required to do so.

Professional Responsibilities and Duties

  • maintaining good order and discipline; 
  • safeguarding the pupils’ welfare and safety at all times, both on school premises and elsewhere, while under supervised school activities;
  • having due regard for the health and safety of all members of the school community, and following the school health and safety policy;
  • exercising responsibility for preventing damage to property and for looking after teaching rooms;
  • supervising and, if practicable, teaching other pupils whose teacher is absent;
  • participating in organisational, administrative and supervisory tasks, such as staff duties;
  • attending Morning Assembly;
  • invigilating internal examinations;
  • making teaching areas attractive by providing display material;
  • advising and co-operating with the Head and other teachers on the development of the school; 
  • participating in arrangements for their further training and professional development;
  • helping to train student teachers who have been accepted by the school for training;
  • attending and helping at public events; in particular, attendance at Prizegiving, Open Morning (usually the last Saturday in September) and Entrance Examination (usually the first Saturday in February) is compulsory.  All teachers are encouraged to attend and support those school events that involve pupils for whom they have pastoral responsibility;
  • giving a good impression of the School when in discussion, inside or outside the school, with individuals and outside agencies.

Enrichment Responsibilities 

  • participation in the extra-curricular programme;
  • participation in the activities of the assigned House (and its section), as directed by the House Leader, including attendance at House meetings.


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