5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    23 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    31 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS plus TLR 2a

Job summary

Head of History

Start Date: September 2021

Contract Type: Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR 2a

Lymm High School is a well-established, 11-18 school with over 1950 students (400 in the 6th form) and exceptional resources, including 28 acres of beautiful grounds, a swimming pool, leisure complex and our own residential centre in Anglesey. Rapid and sustained improvement in recent years led to a Progress 8 score of 0.56 in 2019, with 9-4 and 9-5 basics measures at 70% and 90% respectively. It is also a lovely place in which to work; in addition to our good fortune with our physical surroundings, staff are exceptionally positive, committed and supportive.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a successful History department to even greater things at a very exciting time for our school. The team are enthusiastic and supportive, with a good balance of experience. Results in History are strong, in 2019 the GCSE grades were 35% 7+, 78% 4+ and a progress score of 0.5. Uptake at A-Level is good and results equally so, with 64% A*-B in 2019.

We are looking for a Head of History who is keenly interested in how young people learn, committed to high standards in teaching and learning and who can work well with colleagues in a supportive and successful school. Your level of experience is less important to us than your willingness to learn and your drive and determination to improve outcomes and provision for young people.

The successful candidate will be:

· an outstanding teacher of History

· someone with the highest expectations of what young people are capable of

· enthusiastic and passionate, with strong subject knowledge

· a committed and hardworking team member

Please see the linked documents or our website for further details. If, prior to submitting an application, you would like to see for yourself why we believe this is such a fabulous school in which to work, then do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this legal requirement.

The successful applicant's appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formally CRB). For further details and an application form please visit: www.lymmhigh.org.uk

Closing date for application: Friday 23rd April

Interview Date: TBC Application forms should be returned to recruitment@lymmhigh.org.uk

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1891 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About Lymm High School

Lymm High School is a 11-18 school with nearly 1900 students (380 in the 6th form) and exceptional resources, including 28 acres of beautiful grounds, a swimming pool, leisure complex and our own residential centre in Anglesey. A very good and well-established school already, we have made rapid progress in recent years and have no intention of resting on our laurels. The potential here is immense and new staff will have a key role in our continued development.

School location

Oughtrington Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0RB

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