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  • Start date details

    Required October half term 2023 or September start if possible

  • Closing date

    6 June 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR/UPR + TLR2b (£4773.00)

Additional allowances

TLR2b (£4773.00)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following;

▪ Qualified Teacher Status

▪ the ability to motivate pupils and achieve excellent results

▪ excellent organisational and ICT skills

▪ excellent subject knowledge and the ability to drive forward an innovative and impactful curriculum

▪ the capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team and demonstrate either proven leadership skills or the knowledge of key leadership skills and behaviours

▪ a passion for teaching History and the ability to share this with young people

What the school offers its staff

The Forest School is a successful and friendly 11-16 School, committed to achieving high standards and to developing the potential of all our students and staff.

There is also significant investment being put into the school in the refurbishment and redesign of classrooms as well as further redevelopment throughout the school. We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of History who is passionate about the subject, has the drive, ambition and ability to deliver inspiring lessons and be part of creating an exceptional place of learning where students make very good progress. This is an exciting opportunity to join an energetic, forward-thinking and high achieving school.

The school became coeducational in September 2021. This continues to be an exciting chapter in the success of The Forest School and an opportunity for you to join us in this journey.

Applications will be considered from candidates with all levels of experience.

If you are passionate about learning, determined to build relationships with young people, committed to working with the full range of pupils' needs and talents, and keen to work in a forward-looking school, The Forest School would like to hear from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Forest School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1023 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01403 756001

The Forest School is a highly successful, friendly and dynamic co-educational 11-16 School, committed to achieving high standards and to developing the potential of all our students and staff.

Arranging a visit to The Forest School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email aconroy@theforestschool.net.

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