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Subject Leader of History and Government & Politics

Chelmsford County High School for Girls, Chelmsford, Essex

Job details

Job role Leadership
Subjects History, Politics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary M6 to UPS3 (£35,971 to £40,490 pa, pay-award pending, dependent on experience)

Job summary

Subject Leader of History and Government & Politics

Required January 2021

(TLR2a £6,829)
Salary scale: M6 to UPS3
(£35,971 to £40,490 pa, pay-award pending, dependent on experience)
Recruitment and retention payments are available
Chelmsford County High School for Girls is one of the most successful girls’ selective schools
in the country. This is, therefore, a wonderful opportunity for a well-qualified History
teacher, ideally with experience in teaching Government & Politics, to join a thriving and
dynamic department, with excellent students, staff and facilities. We are seeking an
outstanding classroom practitioner, who is passionate about History and has the ability to
drive students to success.
We are very proud of our History results at GCSE and A Level; our schemes of work are
creative and engaging and we offer regular historical trips, enrichment days and
opportunities for students to showcase their talents. As part of a Faculty, which includes
Geography, Politics, RS & Philosophy, we maintain a high focus on Teaching & Learning and
work collaboratively. The successful applicant will be expected to teach across all three key
stages, and we follow the AQA examinations board, 7042CH for A Level, and 8145MG for
We are seeking to recruit a highly qualified History graduate who can demonstrate the ability
to apply modern teaching methods in an environment where students thrive on challenge.
Enthusiasm and a love of history are prerequisites as is the willingness to contribute to the
extra-curricular programme. In return we are confident that you will find a warm and friendly
atmosphere with excellent staff-student relationships and a well-established programme of
staff induction and CPD support.
• We are unable to offer tours of the School at present, but prospective applicants are invited to
contact Mrs Emma Ledwidge, Deputy Headteacher, on 01245 245729, to discuss further.
• For an application pack please download from (www.cchs.co.uk).
• Completed applications to be emailed to: Mrs Hazel Bates: hbates@cchs.essex.sch.uk
Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 30th September 2020
Interview date: To be confirmed
The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff
to share in this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 987 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Chelmsford County High School for Girls website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hbates@cchs.essex.sch.uk

About Chelmsford County High School for Girls

Located in Chelmsford, Essex, Chelmsford County High School for Girls is a selective grammar school for girls aged 11-18. Founded in 1906, it currently has around 900 students.

In early 2011, Chelmsford County High School for Girls converted to academy status. It has seen extensive expansion and development over the years, and recently established a new languages centre.

Chelmsford County High School for Girls has a wide catchment area and high standards for entry. The school does not produce an in-house entrance exam for prospective Year 7 students, instead using the CEM test also in use by a number of other grammar schools. CCHS accepts new entrants to its Sixth Form, with the admissions criteria here being based on GCSE results.

The secondary school has a strong reputation for academic excellence. It maintains this by providing its students with not only a high-quality core curriculum, but also a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Ofsted report

“The school makes excellent use of triple specialist status to improve facilities and curricular opportunities and to forge links with the local community. The school’s partnership with others is highly develop, particularly its links with business, industry and higher education. The school is a founder member of the Consortium for School Improvement, a local group that pioneered the ‘leading from the middle’ programme, which ensures that leadership is strong at all levels.”

School location

Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1RW