Teacher of History (Full or part time considered), Chelmsford

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Great Baddow High SchoolChelmsford

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Start date: 1st January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Main Pay Range/Upper Pay Range
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Required January 2018  

A R&R may be available for a suitable experienced candidate   

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.    

Our friendly and supportive oversubscribed school seeks to employ an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated teacher to continue to raise standards in this high performing department.  There will be an opportunity to teach across the age and ability range including A level for an appropriately experienced candidate.  This post is suitable for new or experienced professionals.   

Great Baddow High School is very well thought of locally.  Our motto, which translates as ‘always striving for higher things’ encapsulates our vision for our students and staff.  

Please apply using the application form and recruitment pack or to arrange a visit contact Yvette DeFeo HR Officer on 01245 293711 or email on recruitment@gbhs.co.uk please leave your name, address, telephone number and email details. Pre-application visits are warmly encouraged.

The Faculty 

The Humanities Team currently consists of the Geography, History and Religious Education Departments, each of which has a Head of Department.  All three humanities subjects are taught separately throughout the school with a little cross over with one or two classes, but there is considerable co-operation between the departments and many policies are decided together.  


Most of the teaching is conducted in five pleasant rooms on the top floor of the Gordon Hall that has views across the playground area and sports fields.  Members of staff have access to projector and interactive whiteboard, television, video, audio, OHP, slide and filmstrip facilities, as well as a range of textbooks, in-house productions and worksheets. The department is developing the use of multimedia presentations, whenever appropriate, and is increasingly making use of the school's computer facilities.  

The Courses 

The department aims to make history as exciting, interesting and challenging as possible. At KS3, teaching is organised into modules. Assessment is through three major assessments for each year group within modules and year examinations. Students are taught in sets after the first term in year 7. The GCSE course followed is EDEXCEL SHP course, which includes Germany 1919-1945, medicine through time, the transformation of surgery and a controlled assessment on the Vietnam War.  At AS/A2 levels, we follow the AQA syllabus - Russia and Stalin’s leadership 1924-41, the USA 1890-1945 and Britain 1951 to 2007.  There are currently four teaching groups at GCSE in year 10 and there will be about forty students in the upper and lower sixth taking history.    


Visits are integral parts of the course for each year group. Currently the following visits are made:  

Year 8: Ypres in Belgium and the WWI Battlefields 

Year 9: Normandy and visit from Holocaust survivor 

Year 10:           Berlin 

Year 11:        The Doctors’ Show 

Years 12/13: 'A' level conferences in London.  

Teaching Time 

The school works on a 25 period week, periods being one hour in length. The history department currently has the following amount of teaching time:  year 7:- 2 periods;  year 8:- 2 periods;  year 9:- 2 periods;  year 10:- 2 or 3 periods;   year 11:- 2 or 3 periods;  year 12:- 5 periods;  year 13:- 5 periods.

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More about Great Baddow High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Duffield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9RZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1245 265821
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