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  • Start date details

    July or September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a creative, passionate and dynamic professional to join our exciting History Department; to help enthuse and excite pupils about the world of History and lead them to great outcomes.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach History to A-Level standard and will contribute substantially to the continual cycle of refinement across all year groups. You will have flexibility to teach other specialisms at Key Stage 3 within Humanities subjects including Geography, Religion & Philosophy (RP), and Personal Development (Personal Development), although History will be the main subject. There will also be opportunities for the right candidate to teach Classics and Politics at KS5. This post would suit an experienced teacher and ECT alike who has the drive and enthusiasm to deliver an academically challenging programme of study for pupils of all ability levels. You will be a dynamic, committed professional who strives for all pupils to do their very best. You will have exemplary core skills of literacy and numeracy and you will create exciting lessons across the age ranges that lead pupils to want to know more. You will be ambitious and proactive as well as solution focused.

What the school offers its staff

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and diligent candidate who is keen to develop their skills in a successful school that will provide great support and encouragement. We offer an outstanding opportunity for the right person to make a real impact on children’s lives, and to develop their career in a very pleasant, successful and innovative school. We hope that you will decide to pursue your application and that you will consider a future with us at Wanstead. Whilst you will need to work hard, we value well-being and support all staff with flexible ways of working where possible.

Some of our key benefits are:

  • Short walking distance of Wanstead (0.4 miles) and Redbridge (0.6 miles) Central Line stations;

  • Close to vibrant high street with cafes, independent shops;

  • Close to Wanstead Green and local parks;

  • Subsidised access to the Leisure Centre and upcoming Swimming Pool;

  • Free parking in the Leisure Centre for staff;

At Wanstead High School, we are committed to staff wellbeing and provide the following benefits:

  • Contribution to eye care and Cycling Scheme;

  • Free access to Counselling Services;

  • Free breaktime tea and coffee;

  • Termly, free staff breakfasts;

  • Catered Inset Days;

  • Subsidised school lunches;

  • Support of flexible working, where possible;

  • Recruitment and Retention;

As part of Seven Kings Teaching School Alliance, Wanstead is able to provide a wide variety of CPD opportunities for staff at all stages of their career, both within Wanstead and the Teaching School Alliance. The post offers an excellent opportunity for the right person to develop their career within an exciting and supportive department and school.

Commitment to safeguarding

Wanstead High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and Overseas Police checks, if applicable. Online searches will also be carried out for shortlisted candidates. Successful candidates will undergo full Safer Recruitment checks including, if applicable, Children’s Barred List check, Right to Work check, Qualifications check, Section 128 check, Prohibition from Teaching check and Professional References.

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About Wanstead High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1470 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 8989 2791

11-18 large comprehensive school based in the heart of East London.

Arranging a visit to Wanstead High School

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

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