Teacher of History
Ability to teach A Level Politics would be advantageous
Required for September 2020
Are you an inspirational, dedicated teacher who is committed to raising student attainment? Do you consistently deliver good to outstanding lessons, track individual pupil progress and make effective use of structured feedback? Are you enthusiastic and relentlessly passionate about sharing and engendering a desire to investigate the past? Are you committed to working collaboratively and reflectively with your colleagues in developing an engrossing, differentiated and effectively sequenced history curriculum? Are you an intuitive, engaging and adaptable classroom practitioner who sets and keeps high expectations?
We want you to join our dedicated, high achieving and forward thinking history department to teach history across key stages 3, 4 and 5. The ability to teach A level Politics would be an advantage but not essential. The department is committed to collaborative working, shared planning and has a strong team based ethos in which staff support one another and share their expertise.
All pupils follow history at KS3, a proportion of whom progress to take the AQA History specification at Key Stage 4 and 5. Students also take the AQA Politics course at key stage 5. Writhlington is a school wholly dedicated to comprehensive education and you will be a person who is similarly committed to this principle. Pupils are taught in streamed ability groups at KS3 and mixed ability groups at KS4 and 5. You will be required to diligently and effectively differentiate in order to motivate and inspire confidence in less able students whilst challenging and pushing those who need to be stretched.
Writhlington School is part of the Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership and located on a large modern campus that benefits from exceptional media facilities, a 400-seat theatre and a Community Sports Centre. The school and the history department are committed to supporting staff in their professional development and working collaboratively to drive towards the goal of consistently refining pedagogy and practice with a pupil centred mindset.
New staff ideas are encouraged and there are a range of opportunities to lead and to contribute to its wide range of extracurricular activities: The history department run a yearly WW1 Battlefields trip to either Belgium or France and a biannual trip to Berlin. There is a successful Model United Nations team, a large Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award system and international links with Tanzania and Rwanda that support the 14-19 curriculum. The school is also home to the world renowned Orchid Project.
If you would like to work in a collaborative, forward-thinking and supportive school environment, apply by 23 March 2020.
Interviews will be held on 25 March 2020.
Visit our website for further information and to download an application form or apply online today! http://www.writhlington.org.uk/contact/job-vacancies/
Tel: 01761 433581
Writhlington School, Knobsbury Lane, Radstock, Bath BA3 3NQ
Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS with a check against the Barred list is required for the successful candidate.