History Teacher (Maternity Cover)

The Reach Free School, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire


Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject History
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary £25,700 to £44,400 (FTE) based on skills and experience

Job summary

The Reach Free School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed History teacher to join our team of talented, energetic and visionary teachers.

History is a popular subject at The Reach Free School, forming part of the school’s English Baccalaureate studied by 80% of the pupils in Key Stage 4. At Key Stage 3 the subject is taught as part of a Humanities carousel covering medieval realms, the Tudors and World War 1. From year 9 History is taught as a discrete subject and pupils can choose this as one of their core options. They will continue to study topics including medicine through time, the early Elizabethan period, the rise of Hitler and the Cold War. In the Sixth Form, pupils have the opportunity to study A Level History and we currently teach units on change in the UK and USA, and the witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America.

The History programme of study is supported through a visit to the battlefields of Northern Europe in year 9, visiting speakers covering the Holocaust and World War 1 and a visit to the The Old Operating Theatre in London. There is scope to develop this further with further residential educational visits.

All lessons focus on analysing historical sources and the exploration of historical themes and events. This enables pupils to build up the appropriate historical skills and competencies to succeed in their GCSEs and consider further study Post 16.

The Reach Free School is looking for its teachers to:
- Be outstanding practitioners who inspire pupils and colleagues
- Be creative in delivering a rigorous, academic curriculum
- Believe that every child can and will succeed
- Be committed to securing the best outcomes for all pupils at the school with an understanding of how data can be used to maximise progress
- Have a passion for education and be open to innovative approaches in everyday aspects of school life
- Be flexible, collaborative and resilient
- Offer enrichment and extra-curricular experiences related to their subject area and beyond
- Contribute to the overall development of the school

In return we will offer you:
- A unique opportunity to help build on the school’s successes to date
- Competitive salaries, based on skills and experience
- A happy and supportive working environment with high expectations and standards
- Access to the latest technology to assist in developing your teaching and learning
- A network of outstanding practitioners to collaborate with and learn from
- A BUPA cash plan to contribute to medical care

This position is suitable for newly qualified teachers.

The Reach Free School is a successful and growing secondary Free School, which opened in September 2013. The oversubscribed school is a popular choice for local families. In September 2018 the school moved into a brand new purpose built building right in the heart of the community that it serves.

If the challenges of working to develop a new local school appeal to you, then we would like to hear from you.

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 645 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Reach Free School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email sberman@reachfree.co.uk

About The Reach Free School

The Reach Free School is an 11 to 18 school in Rickmansworth, which serves pupils of all backgrounds and abilities. Opened in September 2013, the school was founded by a group of teachers and local parents in response to a significant demand for more secondary school places in the area.

All involved with the school have high aspirations for our pupils and high expectations of them. As such we expect all pupils to: commit their best efforts to all that they do; support each other to achieve their potential; work with their teachers to exceed their goals; demonstrate exemplary behaviour in all that they do; take pride in their school and its community within its walls and beyond; enjoy learning.

The Reach Free School plays an active role in the community, working with local businesses, supporting local events and providing a hub for local services. Pupils are very much involved in the school’s wider responsibilities, developing skills in leadership and decision making, communication and collaboration and independent, self led learning.

A sense of purpose and responsibility pervades lessons and activities at The Reach Free School and it is important that our pupils recognise their own responsibilities as members of the community. It is this that underpins The Reach Free School’s ethos; Achievement, Community, Enjoyment – ACE.

School location

Long Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 8AB