Head of History King Ethelbert School, Birchington, Kent

Job description

REQUIRED FOR

Easter/September 2020

Head of History
Main scale + TLR 2B

“This is a happy school where pupils learn well” Ofsted October 2018

King Ethelbert has an inspiring ethos and a thoroughly motivated staff team.
We need a talented History specialist to lead our flourishing History department and work with our enthusiastic and ambitious students in this 11-18, 870 student, mixed secondary school. We have had a £20 million rebuild through BSF providing the school with excellent facilities throughout.
This vacancy provides an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic professional who aspires to senior leadership in the future.

We are the most successful non-selective school in Thanet and are a strategic partner of East Kent Learning Alliance. We are federated with a local outstanding grammar school and became an academy in 2011. We are proud to be a model school for Kent, collaborating and developing the most effective techniques to improve student progress. We are an IB World School. In the Sixth Form we offer the new and exciting International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP) which has brought the school international recognition.
King Ethelbert is located in the picturesque seaside town of Birchington-on-sea which has some of the most stunning coastal views in the country. Housing is affordable and the area benefits from a warm and sunny climate.
 King Ethelbert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is, therefore, subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service application.

For further information and application packs for the above please see our website: www.kingethelbert.com (under ‘contact us’) or contact Debbie Shallcross, Personnel Administrator
telephone 01843 831999, email personnel@kingethelbert.kent.sch.uk

King Ethelbert School, Canterbury Road, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent CT7 9BL
or ring the school to arrange a pre-application visit if you wish.
Please apply as soon as possible but not later than

12.00 noon on Monday 25th November 2019

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

QTS

Essential skills and experience

The skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to teach across Key Stages 3-4 and ideally Key Stage 5
• A very good classroom teacher, demonstrating ability to innovate
• Understanding of current curriculum issues in relation to teaching subject/s
• Able to show evidence of the use of technology in teaching and learning
• Be flexible and responsive to a changing educational environment
• Committed to working co-operatively with young people; able to communicate sensitively, imaginatively and effectively with them
• Able to motivate and encourage problem solving
• Able to communicate effectively with parents to represent the Academy positively and feed back information as appropriate
• Committed to career progression and own professional development
•Have high expectations of what students and staff can achieve
• Fully supportive of the aims and ethos of a successful Academy
• Able to develop and co-ordinate a sustainable strategy towards extra curriculum activities

Employee benefits

TLR 2B (£4630)
Teachers' Pension Scheme
Personal and Professional Development CPD


About King Ethelbert School

King Ethelbert School is an 11 - 18 mixed secondary school in East Kent with approx. 870 students. It has an inspiring ethos and a thoroughly motivated staff team. In January 2009 we formed a hard federation with Dane Court Grammar School, a large selective school five miles away in Broadstairs and in 2011 we became an academy. In 2013 we became part of a local academy trust called the Coastal Academies Trust which is made up of four Thanet high schools and one Primary school. All of these schools operate independently and have unique characteristics but good practice is shared helping to drive forward standards at every level: our mission is to make Thanet the centre for excellent education. We have had a £20 million rebuild through BSF providing the school with excellent facilities throughout. Although we are officially an 11 – 16 school our federation with Dane Court has meant that we were able to start a Sixth Form in September 2011. We are offering the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP) which offers a unique balance between practical / vocational study, academic rigour and global and cultural diversity. The school is part of a special pilot to introduce this qualification worldwide and Thanet has become an authorised IB World School and a world focus for the IB organisation. We are proud to be a model school for Kent, collaborating and developing the most effective techniques to improve student progress. King Ethelbert is located in the picturesque seaside town of Birchington-on-sea which has some of the most stunning coastal views in the country. Housing is affordable and the area benefits from a warm and sunny climate.

Address
Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9BL
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
King Ethelbert School website (opens in a new window)