6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Appropriate Degree
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Experience of teaching History at KS3/KS4
  • Understanding of current curriculum issues with particular reference to the teaching of History
  • Enthusiasm for History
  • Evidence of clear ideas about the delivery of the curriculum to all abilities
  • Ability to use appropriate ICT applications to monitor teaching and learning
  • Willingness to deliver the college’s tutorial programme
  • Evidence of being an effective member of a team
  • Successful teaching experience at secondary level up to examination level with excellent outcomes for students
  • Successful implementation of strategies for raising student achievement
  • Familiar with current OFSTED criteria
  • Effective Self Review procedures and documentation
  • Able and willing to support, develop and implement whole college policies
  • Has recent, relevant and successful experience of teaching students of all abilities and aptitudes
  • Know recent statutory requirements regarding community cohesion, equality and diversity and safeguarding
  • Understanding of the importance of supportive student/teacher relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively with young people
  • Be able to promote high levels of attainment in students of all abilities and aptitudes
  • Ability to work hard under pressure
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Understanding the importance of the partnership with parents and New College Leicester
  • Ability to set/keep to deadlines
  • Good analytical and planning skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • Sense of humour
  • Desire to contribute to a forward looking, innovative school
  • Appropriate behaviour and attitude towards safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people including: Motivation: Ability to perform and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries: Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours: Attitude to use of authority and maintaining discipline

What the school offers its staff

New College Leicester are committed to individual progress and continuous professional development for all staff. We have a comprehensive face-to-face CPD offer as well as a fantastic online CPD offer. Staff here are developed so well that they often go on to promoted posts – internally as well as externally. We look after staff as well as students – because we are family – and that is what family does.

We recognise that our staff work hard to deliver a service that supports our students’ Academic, Moral and Social development. Therefore, it is only right that we want to reward them for their efforts.

We recognise that, whatever job they do there is a need to strike a balance between work life and home life therefore we have and are continuing to create and develop a range of initiatives to help them do just that throughout their career.

The benefits package has been developed (working in collaboration with external providers) to help us attract, motivate and retain the best people; these include access to healthcare packages and discounts and more; striving to support a work-life balance for our staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

New College Leicester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to ldawson@newcollege.leicester.sch.uk

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About New College Leicester

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
977 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

At New College we.......try hard, work together, we dream big, strive, overcome, achieve, we try new things, enjoy, we create, aspire, we help each other, take risks, believe, we are ready to learn. At New College we......will be the best that we can be. New College Leicester is a thriving, vibrant, learning community where our aim is to bring the best out of everyone by ensuring Outstanding Progress for All. It is a college with the ambition and plans to be even better. We are a college of almost 900 students, aged 11-18 years, situated on the west of Leicester city. Transport links to the college are good with both the M69 and M1 within 10 minutes’ drive. New College Leicester is a genuinely comprehensive school, although the intake profile is changing – the prior attainment of students coming into the college is rising. However, by any indicator, New College Leicester is a college in challenging circumstances (DfE definition). Examination and test results, attendance figures, and levels of social deprivation and special educational need confirm this. Over 60% of our students are eligible for free school meals. A large percentage of our children are from wards which constitute the 10% most deprived wards in the country. However, there is a belief amongst our parents and the community that New College Leicester is a continuously improving college. We continue to close the gap on all national achievement outcomes. This has been, and will continue to be, achieved by developing a strong sense of purpose and working very hard with our Primary partners and the local community. We are also dedicated to the concept of adding value and the development of active citizens, both of which underpin our aims and values. Our values are described as the 4 R’s – Respect; Responsibility; Resilience and Resourcefulness – each one of these permeates our work daily. Our fundamental belief is that every student at the College has ability: it is our mission and duty to nurture, develop and bring these talents to fruition. There is a genuine ‘buzz’ around the college and we have a growing reputation locally. Students at New College Leicester deserve the very best teachers that the profession can offer. If you join us, your sense of achievement and well-being will not be equalled. It is what most of us came into teaching for - to make a difference. If you have any doubts about applying to the college then I recommend that you come and see for yourself before you make any snap judgement – we guarantee that you will be amazed – everyone who visits is!

Arranging a visit to New College Leicester

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ldawson@newcollege.leicester.sch.uk.

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