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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

Classics

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR/UPR +TLR

Additional allowances

TLR 2.1

What skills and experience we're looking for

Head of Latin – Classics, with second subject

Pay MPR/UPR + TLR 2.1

Contract Type Permanent, Full Time

Start Date September 2024

Job Description Head of Department

Reporting to Member of SLT

Closing date 20th May at 10am Interviews 22nd & 23rd May

* Possibility of 1-year R&R to aid moving to the area for the right candidate

Woking High School is a high achieving school with Academy status. We have an outstanding team of staff who are all committed to developing our students as individuals. All students are challenged to achieve their best. The Ofsted inspection of December 2019, which judged the school to be good, noted that, ‘Pupils say that the school feels like a family. The curriculum is ambitious and well designed, with strong academic and vocational elements’’. Woking High School has strong routines in places across the school to support student learning, this includes high expectations of student behaviour and excellent pastoral support, enabling students to achieve their potential.

This is an opportunity for an excellent practitioner who is innovative and committed to raising the attainment of our learners though the design and development of a creative and engaging curriculum. The focus of the post will be to lead developments within the subject of Latin.

The successful applicant will be a suitably qualified teacher or leader who is:

  • A passionate practitioner who believes that education empowers not just the students, but staff.
  • An excellent practitioner with an outstanding record of success.
  • Able to lead the development of good practice.
  • Knowledgeable about Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
  • Committed to raising performance through rigorous monitoring and review.
  • An aspiring senior school leader.

Our Latin programme is run through both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. In Year 7 we have 6 Latin classes. Due to the popularity of the subject, Year 8 runs two large Latin groups which were created to meet the overwhelming demand from students to study Latin. We have 40 Latinists in Year 9, most of which will go on to take Latin at GCSE. At Key Stage 4 we have one Latin class in Year 10 and another in Year 11, students are all predicted at least a Grade 7, with most of them likely to achieve a Grade 8 or 9. Last year, GCSE Latin results were 26% Grade 9, 7% Grade7+ and 96% Grade 4+.

It is not only our students who are enthusiastic about Latin, parents and carers are also incredibly supportive. Our retiring Head of Latin, Mr Lawson, has described the role as ‘The best Latin job in the world’, he is happy to be contacted with any questions you may have - clawson@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk

Application packs can be downloaded from our websitewww.wokinghigh.surrey.sch.ukor requested from Mrs Alison Search, HR Manager on the below telephone number. You are welcome to telephone the school on 01483 716884 for an informal discussion about the role.

Closing date for applications: 20th May at 10am, with interviews on 22nd and 23rd May.

If you are interested in this position, please apply as soon as possible as interviews will be held upon receipt of suitable applications.

Woking High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the requirements of KCSIE, all roles are subject to online checks including Social Media. These are carried out by a 3rd party – https://www.sp-index.com/. By applying for this role, you agree to these checks being carried out and your data being processed by SP-Index. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Woking High School is committed to providing all staff with continued professional development to support and develop them in their careers.

What the school offers its staff

TLR

Commitment to safeguarding

Woking High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As part of the requirements of KCSIE, all roles are subject to online checks including Social Media. These are carried out by a 3rd party – https://www.sp-index.com/. By applying for this role, you agree to these checks being carried out and your data being processed by SP-Index. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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About Woking High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1199 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01483 888 447

Secondary Academy in Woking, Surry.

Arranging a visit to Woking High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk.

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