We are seeking a talented, passionate teacher of Classics to lead the
Classics Department from September 2024. You will be an experienced
practitioner with excellent pedagogical knowledge, superb communication skills,
and a firm commitment to widening access to classical subjects for students of
all backgrounds and abilities. The ability to teach Classical Civilisation and
Latin at all key stages is essential; the ability to teach Classical Greek (or
willingness to learn) would be an advantage. This is an exciting opportunity
for a current or future middle leader to lead a large department of
The Classics Department at Nower Hill is a very special place to
teach. It comprises five specialist Classics teachers and offers all classical
subjects, which is rare in the state sector. All Year 7 and Year 8 students
study Latin, Classics and Oracy. We use the Cambridge Latin Course all the way
through into GCSE alongside teaching the other elements of the Eduqas syllabus.
Classical Civilisation and Ancient History are both offered at GCSE. Students
may continue with Latin and Classical Civilisation at A-Level. We are very
proud to be able to offer Classical Greek as an extracurricular option from
Year 7 onwards and especially that we are one of the very few state schools
offering Classical Greek in the sixth form.
The Head of Classics is also responsible for overseeing a wide range
of extracurricular activities. In addition to Classical Greek, there is a
thriving Classics Club, which is run by Year 12 and Year 13 students, a
Classics Film Club, and we regularly organise study days and trips to
destinations both at home and abroad. Our biannual trip to Italy or Greece is
the highlight of many students’ school experience and anticipated with great
Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 5th March 2024
Interview date: tbc
As a department, we constantly strive to improve our practice and
benefit from a strong whole-school culture of professional development and a
dynamic, ‘can-do’ attitude. You will be privileged to lead a team of
experienced, supportive colleagues with deep and extensive subject knowledge,
who constantly seek to learn from each other and plan collaboratively as much
as possible. In addition, we host PGCE students each year, who are usually
mentored by the Head of Classics.
Nower Hill is a warm, friendly place to work and enjoys an excellent
reputation in the local community. At our recent Ofsted inspection, the school
maintained its rating of 'Outstanding' in every category. Places are heavily oversubscribed. Used to
high standards and expectations, our students are enthusiastic, hardworking and
a pleasure to teach.
Nower Hill High School is
committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Any
offer of employment will be conditional upon an enhanced criminal record check
with the Disclosure and Barring Service; a prohibition from teaching check
(teachers only); satisfactory references; the right to work in the UK; and a
satisfactory health check. As a diverse and inclusive school we are
committed to equality of opportunity for all of our staff and welcome
applications that represent our community.
Applications from all individuals are encouraged regardless of age,
disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and
maternity, ethnicity, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
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Nower Hill High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon an enhanced criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service; a prohibition from teaching check (teachers only); satisfactory references; the right to work in the UK; and a satisfactory health check.
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