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Teacher of Humanities

Tes Schools RecruitmentOxfordshire

Teacher of Humanities.

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive academy, based in Oxfordshire. The school is looking to add a Teacher of Humanities to its progressive and supportive Humanities Department ideally starting in September 2021.

The role will include teaching and coordinating the delivery of Humanities at KS3, GCSE and A-level across year groups 7 to 13.  You will support the Head of Humanities to enhance provision and will get the chance to get involved with exciting project work throughout the year. Project work will include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. You’ll also lead by example, supporting learners to achieve to the best of their ability and you’ll enjoy that great feeling when your learners achieve grades beyond their dreams.

“This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious practitioner, who wants to make a real impact on further driving up attainment and progress. You will have the opportunity to work with specialist teachers in other schools as part of our Trust’s Teaching School Alliance. 

Our campus is unique. We have two distinct schools and a cross campus sixth form which is in the top 25% of all schools in the country for progress. It is a team and a family of people who are all working together to achieve our mission of preparing our pupils for success in high quality apprenticeships or a place in university. We believe in a set of recognisable and traditional values: honesty; kindness to all others; respect for all; hard work and persistence.

Our teaching approaches have been influenced by groundbreaking work in charter schools in US inner cities, leading free schools in England and innovations from cognitive science research. Our teaching and learning approach is built on powerful work found in Lemov’s ’Teach Like a Champion’. Currently we are reading and researching work by Barak Rosenshine and Alex Quigley. We teach a rigorous, knowledge-based broad and balanced curriculum. 

With a clear focus on both the self-worth of students and excellent outcomes, you will work further drive up attainment, progress and standards at Key Stage 3 and GCSE (Level 2), as well as developing our students’ love of learning and enhancement of their ‘cultural capital’. 

We have very high expectations of all of our staff, but we value them highly, and treat work load very seriously. Our systems ensure you can really focus on your core purpose – teaching, in a sustainable way, unhindered by bureaucracy or poor behaviour. If you were able to visit, you will see a culture with excellent behaviour and engaged students who are friendly and courteous. We know we haven’t yet got everything right, and are driven to continuously improve and aspire to become one of the best state schools in Oxfordshire and beyond. ”

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;

• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQML and MA in Educational Leadership

• progression support throughout the school and wider group

• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• the chance to take on further responsibility such as TLR or Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• a relevant Humanities Degree or a related subject

• experience of delivering Humanities up to GCSE pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• a love and passion for education.

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Please feel free to call Tom Nutley on 0776 700 1965 or drop an email to for further information. REF: 1407531

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