Teacher of History, West Sussex

Closing date:This job has expired

The Weald Community School and Sixth FormWest Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers’ Main Pay Range / Upper Pay Range
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, talented, committed and inspiring teacher of history to join the department from September 2019 on a full time, permanent basis.

The Weald is an outstanding, high achieving, popular and oversubscribed 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, 10 minutes from Horsham, 35 minutes from Guildford and Brighton, and an hour by train to London. The school has an excellent record of academic and pastoral achievement and we pride ourselves in creating a caring and respectful ethos where every child is important. The school was judged to be ‘Outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted. Progress 8 results consistently place us in the top 10% of schools nationally.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hard-working teacher who meets the criteria below:

  • A well-qualified teacher of history who can inspire and engage young people (QTS is essential)
  • The ability to teach History at KS3, KS4 and KS5
  • The ability to teach Sociology at KS5 would be an advantage
  • A commitment to high standards of achievement with a proven track record of excellent results
  • The ability to motivate students, with an and innovative approach to classroom practice
  • A collaborative approach to teamwork, including willingness to contribute to departmental schemes of work and the spreading of good practice
  • Excellent organisational and IT skills
  • A passion for excellence and for the subject
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to be a form tutor, including the delivery of PSHE.


We welcome applications from experienced teachers and NQTs.

We offer you:

  • A positive and innovative learning culture supported by staff, parents and governors
  • Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and behave well in lessons and around the school
  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff who are committed to raising student achievement even further.


If you relish the opportunity of working with highly motivated students in a supportive and stimulating professional environment, The Weald School would welcome your application. We also welcome visits to the school from interested candidates. Please contact Yvonne Clements, Headteacher’s PA (yclements@theweald.org.uk), if you would like to arrange a visit.

Closing date: 10am, Tuesday 22 January 2019

An application pack may be downloaded from our website www.theweald.org.uk.  Please note that   an application form must be completed for this post and should be returned to jobs@theweald.org.uk  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Station Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9RY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1403 787200
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“This is an outstanding school” (Ofsted 2013)

The Weald School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive with around 1,700 students. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of about 320 students. Our students are at the heart of all that we do. The Weald is a warm...