Team Leader History
Required for September 2018
Full time – Enhanced salary scale plus TLR 2b
Are you a successful History teacher who ‘loves to teach’ and explore teaching and learning pedagogy?
Do you want to have the opportunity to develop the very best in other teachers and in doing so have a greater impact on maximising the success of young people?
Are you looking for a next step or new challenge in your career that focuses on both the art of teaching and on leadership?
Then read on to explore this opportunity!
We are looking to employ a History specialist who is a strong, effective and creative teacher, to join a successful History team, as part of a wider Humanities Faculty. The two things you will definitely need are a love of History and a love of getting the best from everyone. As a team leader you will be responsible for maintaining the highest of standards and role modelling excellence whilst quality assuring the curriculum delivery, supporting teachers to track and monitor progress, helping them to celebrate great progress and working with them to accelerate the closing of gaps when identified, to help young people achieve their best.
We are a big school of about 1500 students and nearly 200 staff. You would be leading a strong team of History staff, ranging from excited NQTs, to teachers with many years of experience. As part of the Humanities team you would be supported by the Head of Faculty, but also given the autonomy to make your own choices regarding curriculum, extra-curricular activities and other exciting initiatives you may have. History is a very popular subject within the school, with extremely high uptake at KS4 and increasing numbers at KS5. We are very proud of the progress made in our GCSE results last year and our ALPS score of grade 2.
We have a robust behaviour and rewards policy that enables ‘trouble free’ teaching, we offer excellent CPD opportunities both internal, within the group and beyond, as well as, enhanced salaries (approx. 5% higher than national) and many other rewards such as childcare discounts in our nursey and half price gym membership to name a few
We are fortunate to enjoy an astounding school building with superb facilities, but that does not define who we are. What defines us is our very real sense of community as a Rights Respecting School; a togetherness that permeates through daily school life, described by our recent inspection team as the ‘heartbeat’ of the school. It is what focuses us all on why we went into teaching – to develop children’s personality’s talents and abilities to the full, to ensure the ‘Best in Everyone’. As a leader at TRS you will play a pivotal role in upholding those rights.
We are looking for:
• QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
• At least three years’ teaching experience and a proven track record of helping students to make good progress.
• The ability to teach History to A-Level (it would also be desirable, but not essential, to have experience at teaching A-Level Government and Politics.
We are happy to receive applications from both experienced leaders and those looking for their first ‘leadership’ post; we will support you and offer you structured training to make it the right start to your leadership career. You might be looking to move schools or areas; that’s great too. We recognise we can all learn from each other and we love new ideas. In addition, you might be looking to advance your current teaching skills in a new setting; brilliant!
There is an open invite for you to come and see us because we appreciate that, in teaching, moving to a new school is a significant decision. We are convinced our young people will sell this opportunity better than anything you can read on a website, so we encourage you to come and meet us all. Our recruiter, Richard, is happy to arrange this for you. Richard.email@example.com / 01273 729465.
Closing Date: 12 noon Tuesday 17 April 2018
Interview Date: Friday 20 April 2018
TRS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.