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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    26 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

QTS Pay Scale plus inner London Weighting

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • To be a graduate and either possess a History degree or hold a teaching certificate in History.
  • To have a sound and developing knowledge of the subject area and be willing to teach across the age and ability range.
  • A genuine passion for teaching History.
  • The ability to be an outstanding History teacher.
  • To be aware of the particular needs of teaching in an all boys’ school.
  • To be able to set and maintain high expectations of work and behaviour.
  • To have some understanding of Equal Opportunities issues and a determination to apply the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy in all aspects of work as a professional.
  • To be able a competent user of ICT in the delivery of lessons, recording and analysis of data and provision on online learning.
  • To help develop the work and ethos appropriate to the school.

What the school offers its staff

  • Excellent location - just 30 minutes from Zone 1 and 25 minutes from Canary Wharf by public transportation and only 20 minutes from the M25 by car.
  • A supportive 'family friendly' environment that promotes work-life balance.
  • Well-managed workloads and supportive departmental environment.
  • Opportunities to contribute ideas and lead initiatives.
  • Work with a collaborative Senior Leadership Team and Middle Leadership Team, always available to provideguidance, foster your professional growth and ensure your voice and ideas are heard.
  • Career progression opportunities and excellent professional development.
  • A contributory pension scheme.
  • Access to various discounts, employee assistanceprograms, and season ticket loans.
  • Finder's fees for personal introductions of staff that we employ.
  • Excellent catering facilities with daily complimentary coffee.
  • Secure on-site parking.
  • A dedicated wellbeing committee focused on staff wellbeing

Further details about the role

Teaching is the most rewarding job in the world. We have the opportunity to change students’ lives for the better and you could make a positive impact at Woolwich Polytechnic for Boys as Teacher of History.

Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys are looking to appoint an exceptional teacher of History with a dynamic and inspirational approach to teaching. An individual that will become an integral part of the department, who will support the department in achieving its ambitious targets and goals. We would like a teacher who believes in collaboration both for students and when working with colleagues. The ideal candidate will be expected to contribute to extra-curricular activities within the department.

We are looking for a teacher who has:

  • A genuine passion for teaching History
  • The ability to be an outstanding History teacher
  • The willingness to work as part of a motivated and dedicated team.
  • The drive and enthusiasm to engage and inspire pupils.
  • The dedication to improve the life chances of young people throughout the school.

Commitment to safeguarding

PolyMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction, which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.
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About Woolwich Polytechnic School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1584 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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PolyMAT is a small and ambitious MAT with a unique family feel. Our vision is ‘Success for Everyone’ and the successful candidate will help deliver this for our schools. We currently have three schools in our Trust: Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys, a long-successful boys’ school, Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls that opened in 2019, and Bannockburn Primary School, a large successful primary that joined the Trust on 1st November 2023. We also have our flourishing Sixth Form provision which is co-educational. Our Trust and our schools pride themselves on a culture of high standards delivered through our Values of Care and Unity. We provide a rewarding environment where students and staff feel valued and supported and everyone feels part of the larger family as our schools and departments work very closely together.

Arranging a visit to Woolwich Polytechnic School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ACherry@polymat.co.uk.

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