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Teacher of History

Brentwood School - All-Through with Sixth FormEssex

Brentwood Senior School is an academically selective HMC co-educational independent school with small class sizes and a happy, ambitious and supportive staff team. It is part of Brentwood School, a 3-18 HMC school of 1850 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Teacher of History to join this high performing School. The role is suitable for an unqualified teacher seeking QTS as well as already qualified teachers.

History is a compulsory core subject from Year 7 to Year 9 and the current curriculum provides invaluable opportunities for pupils to develop their historical skills and gain a thematic and chronological understanding of British and World History from 1066 to the present day.  

At Brentwood, GCSE History is a very popular choice and we currently follow the Edexcel IGCSE World History syllabus. In the Sixth Form, History can be taken within the context of the IBDP (both standard and higher level) and at A Level where we offer two different courses. A pleasing number of those studying IBDP or A Level History elect to broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the subject at university, whilst many more will study closely related disciplines. The department organises regular trips and visits and visiting guest lecturers regularly address students. Additional support is provided for students applying to read history at Oxbridge and other leading universities in the UK and oversees.

The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in the support offered to pupils outside the classroom along with participating in the department's extra-curricular offering.  Furthermore, all teaching staff are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the School through co-curricular involvement.

Brentwood School ethos

We embody our values of virtue, learning and manners just as those before us have been doing since 1557. We are proud of our modern inclusive community which is shaped by our Christian Foundation. Our pupils are confident without being arrogant, they look out for each other, they do the right thing, even when no-one is looking and they respect difference: you will see a footballer enjoying lunch with a chorister and a dance captain running a recycling project with a young chess enthusiast.

We help our pupils to solve problems. In partnership with parents, we teach them to persevere after setbacks, adopt a growth mindset, and challenge the norm. We encourage them to ask questions in class and take control of their own learning. Of course, they work hard and enjoy great success in and out of the classroom, and once they’ve left us, many go on to use and develop their leadership skills and achieve beyond their expectations, always remembering what Brentwood has taught them.

That’s who we are. We are Brentwood.

Staff across both the Prep and Senior School enjoy a bespoke collaborative approach to professional development. We believe in being a research engaged school, with those that facilitate our in-house research programme being trained by the Institute of Education. We support many of our staff in obtaining external accreditation across a range of fields and are engaged with a number of national and international organisations. We are a highly supportive school that values the contributions made by a motivated and intellectually curious staff. There are a range of ways that we enhance our staff experience; free gym membership, benefits hub, free lunch, free tickets to school concerts and performance to name but a few. Brentwood School has its own pay scale that is significantly above the maintained sector and we also have a range of staff accommodation that may be available for the successful applicant should they need to relocate. 

Applicants who do not have a TES account should visit our website and download an  application form or email: HR@brentwood.essex.sch.uk All Brentwood School vacancies can be found on the School’s website. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.

Brentwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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