Teacher of History - Maternity Cover

Cokethorpe SchoolOxfordshire

Teacher of History from January 2022 - Closing Date Wednesday 22 September midday.  Please view the School's website vacancies page for a full job description and further information about how to apply.

Cokethorpe is an independent day school providing education to boys and girls from the age of four to eighteen. Situated in beautiful parkland just ten miles outside Oxford, the School has a strong reputation for providing a rigorous, broad curriculum underpinned by a firm belief in the principles of a liberal education, and a knowledge that all pupils have the capacity for excellence if encouraged to be ambitious and take responsibility for their learning.

The School has a strong co-curricular programme and, whilst excellence in the classroom is paramount, all members of the Common Room are encouraged to see themselves as playing a role in this wider curriculum. It is a busy, purposeful school in which positive relations develop and exciting and varied opportunities arise.

The Department consists of four teachers reporting to the Head of History and Politics. Two members of the Department are on the Senior Management Team. It is a dynamic environment, with staff contributing extensively to the extra-curricular offering of the School whilst also reflecting creatively on how to best teach pupils to embrace the challenge of the discipline.

Pupils currently study the Edexcel IGCSE syllabus in the Fourth and Fifth Form, focusing on America in the inter-war years, Russia under Stalin, Nazi Germany and the Changing Nature of Conflict c.1936-c.2003. At Sixth Form, the department has recently transitioned to the AQA History A Level programme, with students studying China 1936-97 and British Imperial History. Their Independent Investigations focus on the causes of the American Civil War. Students also follow the AQA specification in Government and Politics.

The Department is proud of its examination results at both GCSE and Sixth Form. Last year, 50% of the cohort gained grades 8 or 9 at IGCSE, and 66% gained A* or A grades at A Level.It is a consistently popular choice for Sixth Form study. Uptake at GCSE is similarly strong, with History being the most popular ‘optional’ subject. Fewer students opt to study Government and Politics at A Level, although it enjoys a committed following and is growing in popularity. The department is far from complacent in its approach to teaching and learning and is determined to implement strategies that will ensure that standards are consistently high

Cokethorpe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. 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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