• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    5 May 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    21 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£25,714 - £41,604

Job summary

Do you want to work in a successful school, as part of a progressive and energetic Humanities Faculty? Are you unapologetically passionate about teaching History?

We seek to appoint a History teacher to teach at KS3 and KS4. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a skilled team who are committed to ensuring our students both enjoy and succeed in their studies. This role will be fixed term for a year from September 2021 – August 2022.

Specific details regarding the role and skills and qualities that the successful candidate will need to demonstrate are in the attached job description and person specification. A summary of key information is detailed below. We are looking for someone who:

Is passionate about History and supporting children in developing their knowledge and skills.

Is committed to personal development and open to sharing ideas and continuing to develop their own practice.

Understands the importance of strong behaviour management and that developing positive relationships with children is fundamental to their role.

Understands and values the use of restorative practices.

Is determined to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Is supportive of our inclusive and diverse nature as a school where differences are celebrated.

Our aim is to ensure every young person is the best they can be and whilst we have already achieved much in achieving our goal, we recognise that there is so much more we can do. We are proud of our good reputation within the region and positive feedback we receive from students, parents, staff and external organisations such as Ofsted.

Applications should be submitted by 9am on Wednesday 5 May 2021. Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 17 May 2021.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1601 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0191 4960026

About Whickham School

Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1700 students including approximately 350 our high performing sixth form. Demand for student places strong the regularly oversubscribed. Students are organised into year groups whilst eight faculties deliver curriculum. The Sixth Form, which has its own dedicated facility, an increasingly popular choice of from all local area. In January 2020 many moved brand new, state art, STEAMS themed building. stunning four storey building houses Science, Technology (plus Business IT), Engineering, Art, Maths Sport. Leadership Team meet weekly share responsibility policy generation, decision making, planning general wellbeing school. relevant governing body committee involved strategic policies onset. Faculty Year every two weeks to discuss issues

Arranging a visit to Whickham School

Please contact Nicola Graham on ngraham@whickhamschool.org to arrange this.

School location

Burnthouse Lane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5AR

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