Head of History and Politics Highworth Grammar School, Ashford, Kent

Job description

We wish to appoint an ambitious and inspirational Head of History and Politics who is committed to raising the achievements of our students.

Highworth Grammar School is an over-subscribed 11 – 18, selective Girls’ school of 1519 students with 448 students in the Sixth Form (87 boys). We are situated in the South East of England, with excellent transport links to both the rest of Kent and London.

The school was judged to be Outstanding in all areas in June 2013. Last summer our A Level results placed us in top 10% of schools nationally.

This post would suit an ambitious, experienced teacher with middle management aspirations who would enjoy working in a supportive and successful school. The successful candidate will be suitably qualified, will have strong subject knowledge, a passion for the subject and will enjoy teaching their subject to a high level, including GCSE and A level.

Academic results are consistently high and Highworth is indeed a great place to teach. Why not come and be a part of our exciting future?

Further information and an application form are available to download from our website.

Essential educational requirements

• Good honours degree
• Qualified Teacher Status
• Evidence of further relevant professional development

Essential qualifications

QTS

Essential skills and experience

• Ability to lead, inspire, motivate and support students and
colleagues
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Good ICT skills
• Ability to think strategically
• Ability to forge links with the wider community
• be able to lead a strong, closely knit team where ideas are
shared and developed together
• Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching in the
secondary phase
• An excellent track record of success of public examination
results
• Co-ordinating and collaborating with colleagues
• Up to date knowledge of developing in teaching and learning
and specifically in relation to the teaching of History and Politics


About Highworth Grammar School

Highworth Grammar School is an over-subscribed 11 – 18, selective girls’ school of 1493 students with 455 students in the Sixth Form (114 boys). We are situated in the South East of England, with excellent transport links to both the rest of Kent and London. The school was judged to be Outstanding in all areas in June 2013. Last summer our A Level results placed us in the top 25% of schools nationally. Academic results are consistently high and Highworth is indeed a great place to teach. Why not come and be a part of our exciting future?

Address
Maidstone Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8UD
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Highworth Grammar School website (opens in a new window)