Teacher of History, Government and Politics

Harris Clapham Sixth Form, London, SW4 8DX

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 May 2022

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MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance

Teacher of History, Government and Politics job summary

Inspire, transform, teach! We are currently looking to appoint a dedicated and inspiring Teacher of History, Government and Politics.

At Harris Clapham Sixth Form, you will join a dedicated team of teachers and staff supporting our vibrant students. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow, inspire and develop, this may be the role for you.

Main Areas of Responsibility
As a teacher at Harris Clapham Sixth Form, you will:

teach Government and Politics A level effectively, enthusiastically, infectiously;
make sure all students develop a deep understanding of and love for the subject;
assess and intervene so that students reach the top grades;
share a passion for pedagogy with other teachers, both within and outside science;
develop and adapt the classroom curriculum to meet students’ needs;
encourage in students self-confidence and a commitment to their future so that they see and seize opportunities for personal, professional and academic growth;
guide, lead, monitor and support a group of students as a form tutor;
contribute to a wider passion for learning and the enrichment curriculum.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:

An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject and DfE recognised QTS
Successful teaching experience at A level (including as a trainee)
Understanding of theory/practice of effective teaching and learning.
Understanding of the importance of having high expectations for all students, both of behaviour and academic achievement.
Understanding of inclusive practices which offer equality of access to the curriculum for all, including special educational needs, English as an additional language and high achievers.
Understanding the importance of being a tutor.

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

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About Harris Clapham Sixth Form

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
Education phase
View all 16-19jobs
School size
Up to 600 pupils
Age range
16 to 19
Contact phone number
0204 542 4900

Our academy is brand new and benefits from being a state-of-the-art building. It has been especially designed to deliver a Sixth Form education, including an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related subjects.

We have, for example, high specification science laboratories, computing suites and art facilities. In short, our teachers have access to the resources that they need to teach their subjects to the highest level.

Our teachers are all subject experts – they have a deep knowledge that will enable them to support and challenge their students to achieve their personal best. I am also the Executive Principal for Harris Academy Clapham. The Sixth Form will work closely with Harris Clapham - one example of this is sixth-formers working with younger students to give them additional role modelling and inspiration. The vision for Harris Clapham Sixth Form is simple: 'Be the best'.

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