Lead Subject Teacher of History

Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, Accrington, Lancashire


Job details

Subject History
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,194 to £40,194

Job description

Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified teacher of History to lead the department.

We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who is both creative and challenging in their teaching. They will be passionate and committed to ensuring students maximise their potential and achievement. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach across our whole 11-16 age and ability range and shape the future of the subject within the school.

Our curriculum areas are largely suited in a combination of specialist facility and traditional classroom space. We have a 3yr KS3 and 2yr KS4, offering EBacc, should pupils choose to do so.

The Department currently has 2 specialist teachers who are suited together. We currently offer the Edexcel GCSE course and have 2 option groups in both years 10 and 11, the subject remains popular within the school. The post of LST History is effectively a Head of Department role with autonomy for the curriculum and strategic development of the subject. The department has successfully run an annual trip to ‘The Battlefields’ and in conjunction with the RE department to Auschwitz, Poland, along with other local trips and enrichment activities.

The post would suit an experienced history teacher looking for their first leadership role within a department. History forms part of a wider Humanities team and all Lead Subject Teacher curriculum leaders regularly work together as a group of middle leaders.

Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School serves the East Lancashire old mill town of Oswaldtwistle and surrounding area. It has been at the heart of the community for over 85 years and enjoys good transport links via the M65 corridor and adjoining networks of M6 and M66.

The school is in a period of transition, quite literally, with a planned capital building programme. Uniquely, whilst this is taking place the school will be temporarily off-site for the academic year 2019/2020 and into 2021 to allow this work to take place. During this period, we will have sole use of the vacant Hameldon College site, Coal Clough Lane, Burnley – an impressive BSF multi million pound campus with state of the art facilities.

In the meantime, the school continues to work hard to prepare the young people we serve and help them realise and reach their potential, providing them with the very best educational experiences.

Pupils are well supported through our Pastoral House Continent system with vertical tutoring and Continent Leaders. This provides the support pupils need to perform well across the curriculum as well as healthy competition throughout the year.

Essential educational requirements

A relevant honours degree or equivalent QTS.
A teaching qualification.

Essential qualifications

A relevant honours degree or equivalent QTS.

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of good classroom practice.
Good understanding of effective and engaging teaching methods.
The ability to engage, enthuse and motivate students.
Experience of teaching both KS3 & KS4 and GCSE courses.
An understanding of the use of assessment to inform planning.
Evidence of improved student outcomes.
Curriculum knowledge of planning for progression.
The ability to plan lessons and sequences of lessons with clear objectives to ensure progression for all students.
The ability to set consistently high expectations for all students through class work and homework.
Highly motivated.
Respond well to a challenge.
Maintain high professional standards.
Excellent communication skills.
Commitment to own professional development.
Commitment to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.
Commitment to equality and diversity.
Commitment to health and safety.
Commitment to attendance at work.

Employee benefits

MPS + TLR 2.2

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 588 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email worthingtong@rhyddings.co.uk

School location

Haworth Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 3EA