Teacher of History, Redbridge

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Forest AcademyRedbridge

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


The Forest Academy 

Required:  September 2020

Vision & Values 

‘Raise standards in education for all; we believe every young person deserves the best education possible.’

The Forest Academy (TFA) is a part of the Beacon Multi Academy Trust, along with Beal High School, North East London Teaching Alliance (NELTA) and Beacon Business Innovation Hub (BBIH). TFA and Beal sixth forms amalgamated in September 2018. TFA is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school, located in the north east corner of Redbridge. 

Why choose TFA?

  • A small, caring and welcoming community school
  • High expectations of all and where all students are entitled to consistent high quality learning experiences
  • A committed and dedicated staff working hard to shape the lives of the young people who come to our school
  • High quality CPD offer, through our partnerships with NELTA, Beal High School and other partnerships
  • Beal High School sixth form is part co-located at TFA, thus the opportunity and expectation to teach KS5 as at an 11-18 school

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. The below documents must be read prior to applying for this role and will be factored into interviews:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • BMAT – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, available on our website

An Enhanced DBS (with list checks) is required for this post.

Please note we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.

Role Description

Teachers make the education of their students their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interests of their students.

  1. Teachers must meet all of the requirements in the Teachers’ Standards.  
  2. A teacher must set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  3. Promote good and outstanding progress and outcomes by pupils
  4. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  5. Plan and teach well-structured lessons
  6. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
  7. Make accurate and productive use of assessment
  8. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a safe, conducive and high quality learning environment
  9. Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
  10. Teachers uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
  11. Teachers must have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school in which they teach, and maintain high standards in their own attendance and punctuality.
  12. Teachers must have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities.

Other duties and responsibilities:

The above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to carry out such other duties as may be required by the Performance Manager that are broadly within the level of the post.

Role criteria 


  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree in History or in a related subject
  • Demonstrates successful practice as a teacher in a secondary school qualified or as a trainee
  • Commitment to improving practice through appropriate professional development 
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Demonstrate an understanding and proactive approach to safeguarding equal opportunities, health and safety and other policies and practices
  • Act upon advice and feedback and demonstrate ability to coach and mentor
  • Demonstrate ability to work well in collaboration with others
  • Ensure that colleagues working with them are appropriately involved in supporting learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfil
  • Communicate effectively with children, colleagues, stakeholders etc.
  • Effective time management and organisation skills
  • High standards of personal and professional conduct
  • Personal impact and presence
  • Adaptability to changing circumstances and new ideas
  • Vigour and perseverance
  • Enthusiasm, resilience, reliability and integrity


  • Experience of teaching History at Key Stage 5
  • Experience of teaching a range of other Humanities subjects (Geography, Religious Studies, Citizenship)


More about Forest Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Harbourer Road, Hainault, Ilford, Essex, IG6 3TN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8500 4266