Teacher of History, West Sussex

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Ifield Community CollegeWest Sussex

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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,859 - £40,520
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of History

Required from September 2019

MPS/UPS (Fringe) 

We wish to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher to join our History Department. 

You will be an innovative teacher who is passionate about your subject. Applications from experienced teachers and new entrants to the profession are welcomed. You will be joining an experienced and supportive team who are committed to raising student achievement. 

We have recently been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted, recognising the school’s rapid rate of improvement. The modern school buildings are situated in a pleasant location which is only 30 minutes to Brighton by rail or car and close to London rail links at Gatwick.

We would welcome visits to the school or informal conversation with the Principal if this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 25th January 2019 and interviews will be held during the following week.

Please contact Mrs Debbie Williams, HR & Student Services Manager, for further details and an application form or download them from our website. Tel: 01293 420500   Email: dwi@ifieldcc.co.uk

A supportive induction programme is provided for all new staff. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant must have enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. The College is an equal opportunities employer.


• To carry out professional duties and to have responsibility for an assigned class. 

• To plan, develop and deliver high quality lessons and courses using a variety of approaches that continually enhance teaching and learning.

• To monitor pupil progress, keeping pupil records that include assessment outcomes and targets set at regular intervals in line with school policy, enabling all students to achieve their full potential.

• To be responsible for the day-to-day work and management of the class and the safety and welfare of the students, during onsite and off-site activities. 

• To promote the aims and objectives of the school and maintain its philosophy of education.

Main duties and responsibilities

• Create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment which is conducive to learning

• Plan and prepare highly effective lessons in order to deliver the planned schemes of work, ensuring breadth and balance 

• Identify clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes, with appropriate challenge and high expectations

• Establish and maintain a high standard of discipline by the use of praise, rewards and sanctions, and thereby create an environment in which students feel safe, secure and confident.

• Organise and manage groups or individual students ensuring differentiation of learning needs, reflecting all abilities

• Plan opportunities to develop the social, emotional and cultural aspects of students’ learning

• Maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of children’s progress

• Be responsible for a designated classroom/teaching area and supervise associated resources

• Employ homework regularly (in accordance with the School Homework Policy) to consolidate and extend learning and encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning 

• Ensure effective use of support staff within the classroom

• Encourage students to be part of a school community which affords equal value to all its members, is seen to be just and encourages mutual respect, concern for others and truthfulness.

• Encourage all students to reach their true potential and become independent learners with a positive attitude to life-long learning.

• Value application, perseverance, initiative and independence of thought and action, as well as co-operative endeavours.

• Develop in students a sense of moral values which can form a framework for a sense of own worth, and relationships with others, encouraging students to become responsible members of society.

• Develop in students a positive attitude towards themselves and others with a strong sense of self-respect. Also to develop a sense of respect for other people's property, ideas and beliefs irrespective of gender, race, disability or academic achievement, etc.

• Develop in students an appreciation of human achievements, failures and aspirations.

• Have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum programmes of study, level descriptors and specifications for all relevant areas of the Curriculum.

Beyond the classroom

• To participate in staff meetings as required

• Attend and participate in progress review days and open/parents evenings 

• Contribute to the development and co-ordination of the subject area

• To be part of a whole school team, actively involved in decision-making, on the preparation and development of programmes of study, teaching materials, resources, methods of teaching and pastoral arrangements

• To ensure that school policies are reflected in daily practice

• To communicate and consult with parents over all aspects of their children’s education – academic, social and emotional

• To continue professional development, maintaining a portfolio of training undertaken

• To contribute to the school’s extra-curricular programme, offering additional opportunities to students

• To meet with parents and appropriate agencies, to contribute positively to the education of the children concerned

• To support the Principal in promoting the ethos of the school

• To promote the welfare of children and to support the school in safeguarding children though relevant policies and procedures

• To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity

• To recognise health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of self and others and to comply with the Schools Health and Safety policy and any school-specific procedures / rules that apply to this role.

Job location

More about Ifield Community College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Crawley Avenue, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0DB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1293 420500
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