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Teacher of History and Politics 0.6 (Maternity Cover) job summary
Graveney is an extremely popular and successful 11-18 School, located in South West London, SW17. Set in beautiful campus style surroundings, there are excellent facilities and we strive to create a really warm and friendly community atmosphere. Graveney is a fiercely aspirational school. We want all our students to thrive, not just academically but in all aspects of their work and life at school. To make sure this happens, we are committed to developing the professional skills and career aspirations of our staff within a supportive and collaborative environment
Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in March 2015 and widely recognised as one of the top 100 state funded schools in the country.
“Top performing local school again, based on an aggregation of the five key accountability measures…” The Times
Required for September 2022
We require a committed and enthusiastic part time teacher with very good subject knowledge and a clear understanding of effective and engaging teaching and learning to join our highly successful department. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the full range of age and ability. The teacher we appoint will have access to high quality professional development opportunities. The contract will cover the entirety of the academic year.
The History and Politics department is a positive and supportive environment that employs a range of dynamic teaching styles and is committed to innovative curriculum development. The successful candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching modern British and American History as well as History GCSE but prior knowledge of these topics and courses is not vital. We would also welcome applications from candidates prepared to teach AS and A level Politics.
History is an extremely successful and popular subject at Graveney. Results at Key Stage 4 are generally above 90% 9 -1 and well above the National average. We currently run five classes in both Yr. 10 and Yr.11. History continues to be a popular subject in the sixth form with 5 sets in both years 12 and 13. Again, results are well above the national average at Key Stage 5. Many of our students go on to read History at university and we often have a number of successful Oxbridge candidates.
Applications from ECTs would be welcome.
An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/. Alternatively, these can be found at: https://www.graveney.org/Recruitment/
Closing date: noon Thursday 19th May 2022
Interview date: Week commencing 23nd May 2022
Graveney Trust is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the well-being and safety of staff and students. All our employees, volunteers and contractors share this commitment and we will carry out Enhanced DBS checks for all appointments as well ensuring that our rigorous pre-recruitment checks are strictly adhered to.
We foster an inclusive culture that promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity creating an environment where the rights and dignity of all members of our community are respected. We promote a culture that allows staff to grow and flourish, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Graveney School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will need to undertake DBS Enhanced Check.
This vacancy is not open to recruitment agencies.
(Graveney School is part of Graveney Trust)
Tel: 020 8682 7000
Principal: Cynthia Rickman
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