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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - The role can be flexible between 0.8 and full time (there would be additional responsibilities if full time and this may include an element of tutoring and/or some general cover).
  • View all Part timejobs - The role can be flexible between 0.8 and full time (there would be additional responsibilities if full time and this may include an element of tutoring and/or some general cover).

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685

What skills and experience we're looking for

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.

What the school offers its staff

One of our unique strengths and selling points is our commitment to staff which includes:

  • Reduced teaching allocation to allow for each faculty to meet collaboratively for an hour each fortnight in specialist subject teams to support subject specific pedagogy and development
  • Access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes (e.g. childcare, bicycle, electric vehicles)
  • Leadership and Teaching & Learning development opportunities
  • A supportive environment where work/life balance issues are considered carefully
  • An ECT programme which receives very positive feedback
  • Access to school fitness facilities out of school hours
  • Higher priority for admission of children of staff into the school

Further details about the role

Whickham School is seeking to recruit an engaging and inspirational teacher of History. Our Humanities faculty of 13 staff consists of a Faculty Leader, Deputy Faculty Leader, Assistant Faculty Leader and a range of practitioners with many years of experience to ECTs.

History is a highly popular subject among our students. Results at GCSE are good and improving and A-level results are outstanding. You would be joining a team of History teachers passionate about the subject and are committed to improvement through engaging in educational reading and reflection.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to make a difference in the lives of young people. We place a strong emphasis on pastoral work and the role of a tutor, and use a restorative approach in supporting pupils. The school is heavily oversubscribed and results are considerably above local and national averages (progress 8 in 21/22 was +0.25).

Our vision for all our pupils is that they are valued and inspired to be the best that they can be. We seek to develop the following 4 qualities in our pupils:

  • Aspiration- Whickham students set aspirational goals that are ambitious and without limitation.
  • Respect- Without compromise, Whickham students demonstrate respect for themselves, others and their environment.
  • Resilience- Whickham students persevere with challenges especially when faced with setbacks.
  • Empathy- Whickham students strive to be kind, caring and and understanding of each other’s feelings and needs.

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About Whickham School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1694 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0191 4960026

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

Arranging a visit to Whickham School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email gfullard@whickhamschool.org.

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