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Teacher of Humanities

St Helena SchoolEssex



Pay Range: Teachers Main Scale or Upper Scale

Start Date:  As soon as possible

The Role

We are looking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational teacher of Humanities. Ability to teach Geography is essential. Ability to teach Religious Studies and Citizenship is desirable. The position will suit an experienced teacher or a teacher returning to the profession.  For teachers currently undergoing teacher training, a start date of July 2021 will be considered, on completion of training courses.

Do you believe that there are no limits to student achievement?  If so, why not consider joining our school and make a real difference to our students.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

● Be fully qualified to teach through the secondary range for Key Stages 3 & 4

● Demonstrate an enthusiasm for the subject which will inspire student progress

● Demonstrate a capacity to design materials that are differentiated and will engage students in the learning process

● Experience of IT and a willingness to use it to plan and teach lessons

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We are looking for you if you have:

● Qualified Teacher Status 

● Ability to teach lessons that challenge all students in Humanities (Geography, RS, Citizenship)

● A passion for teaching and making a real difference to young people

● Commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

If you are a dynamic teacher who would like to work in a supportive and collaborative environment and you feel that you have the enthusiasm and commitment required to join our school, please apply.

St Helena School has a research-informed CPD training programme that allows our staff to flourish and in addition a bespoke programme for ECTs.  Our St Helena School Research Bursaries give colleagues the opportunity to research a school priority and to work with students and staff to further improve outcomes.  Our staff access the full suite of NPQ leadership courses and qualifications at the appropriate stage in their careers.  Weekly Teaching and Learning briefings and our half-termly Teaching and Learning Community sessions make sure that we are always talking about what matters most!

In addition to internal CPD at St Helena, staff have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the Sigma Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships.  Excellent support is provided by the Sigma Trust through Strategic Leads in each Faculty. 

Our annual Sigma INSET day is an opportunity to hear from national speakers and share great practice across our family of schools.

Why work for The Sigma Trust, St Helena School? 

We can offer you:

● A Competitive Salary

● Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish 

● Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

● Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website

To Apply

To apply for this post, please complete an application form, available from The Sigma Trust/this website and return it to  Please read the Notes for Applicants document attached.

Closing date:   Midnight, Monday 6th December 2021 

Interview Date: TBC

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools. 

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