Teacher of History job summary
Dear Prospective colleague,
Thank you for your interest in working here at Admiral Lord Nelson School. Please find details of the post together with information about our school!
Always oversubscribed, we are expanding our school so that more local families can experience the excellent education offered here at Admiral Lord Nelson School for over two decades! Therefore, we wish to extend our teaching capacity and appoint a teacher to join our successful Humanities Department. You need to offer the ability to teach Geography, History and RE at KS3 and a specialism at KS4 in History. A willingness to offer further experience in GCSE Psychology or Sociology is desirable but not essential for the post. The Humanities department is a large and thriving team of excellent practitioners who help drive through innovation and learning across the school.
Within the Humanities department we work collaboratively and therefore there is an expectation that alongside your specialism, you will also be prepared to develop expertise to teach another Humanities subject. All students choose between History or Geography for their GCSE and further option subjects are offered in Sociology, Psychology, RE and Classical Civilisations. Lessons are well resourced and there is a focus on the use of IT within the classroom as well as innovative teaching. Geography, History and RE are taught at KS3 in mixed ability groups.
Our ideal candidate will be passionate about the importance of Humanities, flexible and work well within a team. We will expect you to have a genuine passion about your subject and be a teacher who builds positive relationships with students and breaks down barriers for learning. You must have a desire to inspire children to reach their full potential.
Salterns Academy Trust is a learning community where every member of staff is motivated by the positive difference they will make to the personal development and the futures of our young people of Portsmouth. It was formed when Admiral Lord Nelson School became a converter academy in April 2014 and sponsored Trafalgar School, which is now our thriving partner Secondary School in Portsmouth.
We have a national reputation for being a truly inclusive school with excellent standards and principled curriculum design, we have a deep-rooted and longstanding commitment to being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School This is a genuinely exciting school to be part of, morally driven by our core values of Inclusivity, Wellbeing and High Expectations.
Humanities is one of most highly regarded faculty areas at Admiral Lord Nelson School, in which students are successful in terms of exam performance, enjoyment of their learning and preparation for their future lives. You will be joining a well-established, driven humanities department and become part of an innovative team of teachers who enjoy working together to create shared resources on our journey towards embedding mastery learning. Reducing unnecessary work load is a key focus for our school and this is reflected in our feedback policy which is effective and time efficient, promoting student progress without over burdening staff.
Sharing good practice is common place amongst all departments in our school and our professional learning programme will give you the chance to support colleagues across the school as they really think about what makes for great teaching and learning. We pride ourselves on helping great teachers become the best they can be no matter where they are in their career.
We are offering a unique opportunity to join an extremely stable and collaborative department.
If you are interested in joining our amazing team of staff, we’d love to hear from you. Informal visits from those who are interested in finding out more about the role are welcomed. If you are considering relocating, a zoom meeting can be arranged, we would love to tell you all about how wonderful our school and seaside city are. We look forward to discussing what unique skills you could bring to the role and how we could help support you in the next steps of your career.
Salterns Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks. We reserve the right to close the Ad before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.
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About Admiral Lord Nelson School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- School size
- 1096 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
Always oversubscribed, we are expanding our school so that more local families can experience the excellent education offered here at Admiral Lord Nelson School for over two decades! Therefore, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Science teacher who works well in a team. We are looking for a specialist with strong subject knowledge, who quickly builds relationships with students and breaks down barriers to learning. We want a teacher who inspires children to achieve their potential and loves to see their students experiencing the joy of success every day in their learning!
Salterns Academy Trust is a learning community where every member of staff understands the difference they can make to our students’ outcomes, both academically and to their personal development. Our commitment to being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School is at the heart of our inclusive ethos and curriculum, with mutually respectful relationships forming the foundation of our happy, successful school. At Admiral Lord Nelson School, we work collegiately with our partner school, Trafalgar School in the pursuit of excellence in Science education so that we are significantly improving the life chances of all of our young people in Portsmouth.
We have a national reputation for being a truly inclusive school with excellent standards and principled curriculum design, having a very high Ebacc entry. Our deep-rooted and longstanding commitment to being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School led to us being the only school invited to a garden party with all the Soccer Aid celebrities hosted by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street and we have recently been reaccredited with UNICEF RRS Gold Award status in recognition of our ambassadorial work. We are equally passionate about promoting creativity across all aspects of our curriculum, for which we were the first school in England to hold a Triple Artsmark Platinum Award and were designated the TES Creative School of the Year for 2019. This is a genuinely exciting school to be part of, morally driven by our core values of Inclusivity, Wellbeing and High Expectations; we really do value our staff and place the voice of our incredible students at the heart of all we do!