6 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 May 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - From Sept 2023 to the end of the maternity period (which we anticipate being in 2024) - contract would be 1.0 FTE (32.5 hours per week)
  • View all Part timejobs - 1st May to July 2023 - contract will be 0.48 (15.6 hours per week) For the first two weeks there are additional hours (taking this to 0.82 (26.65 hours per week)) there is the potential of internal cover hours available from May - this will all be discussed at interview

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Maternity Cover

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,817 - £44,302 (Pro-rata for hours/weeks worked)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are currently recruiting for an exceptional History Teacher to join Plymouth High School for Girls. This post is suitable for an experienced teacher or ECT with a passion for History.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Be a qualified History teacher
  • To inspire, encourage and empower our students to achieve their very best in the Subject of History
  • Be able to consistently deliver good or outstanding practice.
  • Be experienced in planning an appropriate and challenging curriculum.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of present curriculum developments, particularly those relating to History
  • Be an inspiring teacher with real enthusiasm for the subject.
  • Be able to motivate his/her pupils.
  • Be committed to high standards for both staff and students.
  • Be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the Academy.
  • Implement and support all Academy policies.
  • Be able to collaborate with other leaders and managers in raising standards within the curriculum to Good and Outstanding including all student groups.
  • Be able to raise standards of teaching, learning and progress to ensure all subject staff deliver and all students receive Good and Outstanding lessons.
  • Be able to coach and mentor subject staff to raise standards in learning and progress to be Good and Outstanding.

What the school offers its staff

Plymouth High believes as much in preparing its students for life as it does their school years, shown by our slogan “For life, not school, we learn”.

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school “– Latest Ofsted Report

Plymouth High School for Girls is a City selective Grammar school with a good reputation for providing an engaging curriculum within a supportive and encouraging environment. Students are happy at our school and enjoy the benefits of well taught and engaging lessons along with extensive extra-curricular opportunities. We are a small school with a friendly feel where people work flexibly and collaboratively to give our students the best possible experience.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

Further details about the role

What you will get from our Trust

  • Minimum starting salary £28,817 for all ECTs
  • Revised Teacher Pay scale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • The opportunity to work with happy and well behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other secondary schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Charted Teacher
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas.

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in our school, benefiting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today.

We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact Vicki Benwell,Vicki.Benwell@phsg.tsat.uk.

We also encourage any early applications and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we suitable candidate is found.

If this position is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please contact recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk to ensure that you are added to our talent pool and considered for any future positions.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk

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About Plymouth High School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
791 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Plymouth High believes as much in preparing its students for life as it does their school years, shown by its slogan “For life, not school, we learn”. “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school “– Latest Ofsted Report Plymouth High School for Girls is a City selective Grammar school with a good reputation for providing an engaging curriculum within a supportive and encouraging environment. Students are happy at our school and enjoy the benefits of well taught and engaging lessons along with extensive extra-curricular opportunities. We are a small school with a friendly feel where people work flexibly and collaboratively to give our students the best possible experience.

Arranging a visit to Plymouth High School for Girls

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Vicki.Benwell@phsg.tsat.uk.

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