Teacher of History
Fixed term role from January 2017 to 1 July 2017
Oundle School is one of the country’s leading HMC co-educational boarding and day schools, and enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence supported by outstanding pastoral care.
We are seeking an exceptional Teacher of History to develop and inspire our pupils, and who is able to participate in and contribute to the life of the School as a whole. In return the School is committed to helping you develop further as a teacher by giving you access to its generous professional development budget. This is a fixed term role from January 2017 to 1 July 2017.
This is a part time role teaching 31 periods per fortnight (52 periods per fortnight is a full teaching timetable). Generally, the role of a full time teacher involves 66% teaching, 17% tutoring and 17% extra-curricular activities. It would be desirable, but not essential, for this person to take on tutoring and extra-curricular activities.
History at Oundle is taught by a team of eight full-time subject specialists, each with their own particular historical interests, ranging from medieval (English and European) to early and late-modern History (English, European and American). All staff teach across the age range from the Third Form (Year 9) to the Upper Sixth (Year 13), with some teaching the First and Second Forms (Years 7 and 8). Staff enjoy considerable freedom to teach what they want to each year group within and beyond the different syllabuses, especially in the Third and Sixth Forms. The History Department is dynamic and wholeheartedly committed to their discipline, and the subject is popular in the School.
Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire famous for its beautiful Georgian streets and impressive limestone buildings. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl theatre. The town has a range of independent shops, coffee houses, pubs and eateries. Encircled by the river Nene, the town is also blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside with many picturesque villages nearby.
For those moving into the area, accommodation may be available at a discounted rate. Other benefits include a salary on the generous Oundle pay scale.
An application pack and job description can be downloaded from our website www.oundleschool.org.uk/Employment-Opportunities.
Closing date: 6 December 2016
Interview date: 12 December 2016
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. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.