Are you an inspiring teacher looking for a position in an ‘Outstanding’ school?
Glyn School is seeking to appoint an innovative and dynamic Teacher of Social Sciences to join our hugely popular and successful Social Sciences faculty.
Social Sciences is a popular option at A Level, with many students choosing to study further at university. The Social Science Faculty is made up of a large multi-discipline team with most members of staff able to teach multiple subjects within the Faculty. Our student numbers are at a record high making us the largest faculty in the school. The subjects currently offered are Business Studies, Economics, Law, Psychology and Sociology. Due to an ever increasing cohort of KS4 and KS5 students interested in taking Social Sciences subjects, we are keen to appoint an individual with the ability to teach Sociology and Law. This position would also be of interest to a candidate who has experience of delivering Government and Politics due to the fact that the first year of A-level content for Law is almost entirely government and politics based. The Law department is incredibly successful with 90% of students achieving A*-C. Due to the fact that resourcing is in place and the presence of an established Faculty team, this would be an excellent opportunity to develop your teaching practice in a supportive environment.
The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of teaching Social Sciences. If you have high expectations of students in terms of learning and achievement and you have enthusiasm for developing new approaches to learning and teaching, then this position could be for you. We are interested in hearing from all candidates, no matter what point in your career you are currently at, and welcome flexible working arrangements.
We would accept applications from candidates able to offer any combination of Social Sciences subjects; Business Studies, Economics, Law, Psychology and Sociology or Government and Politics.
Glyn is ideally situated just ten minutes’ walk from both Ewell East and Ewell West stations, both of which are approximately 20 minutes from Clapham Junction and within Zone 6.
Why should you teach at Glyn?
Glyn is an ‘Outstanding’ school and Learning and Teaching is at the heart of Glyn. We aim to deliver lessons that inspire and engage students who will then go on to fulfill and exceed their potential. We firmly believe that high quality professional development is an important part of excellent teaching and we enthusiastically pursue ongoing teacher development: CPD no matter where a teacher is in their career, is part of the fabric and culture of the school. For a glimpse of what we do for CPD, please visit our Learning Teaching channel –
Glyn TV: https://sites.google.com/glfschools.org/learningandteachingatglyn/welcome
Glyn is a high performing school, with an Ofsted ranking of ‘Outstanding’ in 2009 and 2012. An oversubscribed 11-19 Academy, Glyn is the lead school in the successful and thriving GLF Multi-Academy Trust. We are a vibrant school for boys with 1,242 students on roll (Year 7-11), and a successful mixed Sixth Form with 598 students, with just under a third of our Sixth Form intake consisting of girls. In 2014, we were designated a Teaching School, one of a select number that represent the most outstanding and innovative practices nationally.
The successful candidate will need to:
• Be an outstanding classroom practitioner.
• Have excellent leadership and communication skills.
• Have a proven track record in achieving excellent student progress.
• Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.
• Be passionate about the students’ learning and welfare.
• Be keen to be part of the wider school community, participating in extra-curricular clubs.
We can offer you: (please do review our Glyn Staff Welfare document that is included in this advert)
• An environment where the focus is on high quality teaching.
• An environment where senior and middle leaders offer exceptional support for and emphasize staff well-being.
• A culture of coaching with regular career development meetings offered with the Headteacher.
• Exceptional CPD opportunities through our tailored CPD programme.
• An opportunity to work collaboratively with leaders across the wider GLF MAT.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview as soon as applications are received. GLF reserves the right to invite candidates for interview ahead of the closing date and withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. We would therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.