Teacher of History and Politics, Northamptonshire

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Southfield School for GirlsNorthamptonshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Number on roll 1070 (11-18)


Southfield School is an excellent girls’ school with a vibrant Sixth Form, with a record of above average progress 8 scores for the past 3 years. We are committed to providing a world class education that focuses on every student achieving their potential through a challenging and balanced curriculum, set within a calm, safe and stimulating learning environment.

History is offered at all 3 Key Stages with over half the cohort at KS4 being entered for History GCSE. At KS5, History has always been a popular choice and Politics also attracts good numbers of students.  Most of our students go on to study related degrees at top universities.

This successful department is committed to stimulating students’ interest and enjoyment in their studies in addition to producing good examination results. Students’ progress in History is very good. In 2019, 69% of year 11 students who studied GCSE History achieved grades 9-4 at GCSE, above the national average for girls and well above their targets. 

You would be joining a friendly, hard-working team, with an ethos of collaborative planning and shared resources.  We would recommend that you come and visit us during a working day and we are confident that you would be impressed.

The school has a key focus on staff wellbeing and has numerous initiatives in place to support this. They include time for planning off-site for all teachers, yoga sessions and many more. We are preparing all of our students for a world of exciting possibilities. At Southfield, we place significant emphasis on working collegiately as a staff to share our expertise and subsequently enhance the learning experience with our students. Every member of the staff is involved in a variety of professional learning programmes that take place every Wednesday across the academic year. All teachers are members of the Chartered College of Teaching. We believe that our school provides something unique and the perfect environment in which both staff and students have opportunities to flourish and grow.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated and innovative committed teacher of History and Politics. The successful candidate will be able to teach throughout all key stages 3, 4 and 5 with support for A Level teaching in Politics being given to newly qualified teachers.  The vacancy is available from September 2020.  

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 9.00 am.  

Please apply in writing, not more than one side of A4, with your completed application form.

Southfield School

Lewis Road



NN15 6HE


t:  01536 513063 

e: ccollings@southfieldsch.co.uk 

Southfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.  The school is committed to Equal Opportunities in Employment.

More about Southfield School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Lewis Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6HE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1536 527882
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