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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

TLR 2b (£5,360 per annum) - Outer London pay scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

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 specialists.

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 excitement!

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 5th March 2024

Interview date: tbc


What the school offers its staff

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.

Please click to view the Nower Hill High School Equality-Information-and-Objectives-2022-23

Commitment to safeguarding

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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About Nower Hill High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
2028 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Nower Hill High School
Nower Hill High School is a fantastic place to work and develop as a teacher. We’d love you to come and join us!

We offer:

A dynamic place to work
Comprehensive Professional Development and training opportunities
Staff well-being service ( ESP’s Employee Assistance Programme )
A comfortable and well-resourced working environment
A highly skilled, professional and inspirational staff
A diverse, ambitious and inspirational student body
An aspirational community of local families
Excellent facilities
Excellent in-school career advancement opportunities
Free fitness suite membership
On site qualified nurse and counsellor. Free annual flu vaccinations
Excellent student support systems
A programme of staff social events
A very supportive Leadership Team
Competitive London pay scales
Excellent holidays
Generous pension scheme
The option of a school place for children of staff
A very supportive Governing Body
A thriving extra-curricular activities and trips programme
On site catering facilities and outlets
Excellent public transport links into Central London
Local shops within walking distance
An Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ in all 5 categories

Arranging a visit to Nower Hill High School

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

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