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Impington Village College (IVC)
Teacher of History
Required: September 2022
Salary: IVC Main Scale/UPS
Join East Anglia’s “State Secondary School of the Year”
This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading comprehensive schools, recently ranked third nationally in the Sunday Times’ ParentPower publication. Due to the continued expansion of the College, we are looking to recruit an outstanding and passionate Teacher of History.
We would particularly welcome applications from teachers with at least two or three years’ experience who are looking for a new challenge and for the support and coaching needed to prepare for middle and senior leadership roles in a dynamic and supportive environment.
For the right candidate we can offer:
• £1000 Personal Professional Development Bursary
• Funding and support/additional non-contact time to complete Masters Level qualification in Educational Leadership and Management or a national leadership development programme
• Coaching from a member of SLT and support to apply for Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) status
• 2 Year Professional Development Programme in Leadership and Management for 2022-2024
• A culture where there is a great deal of internal progression and promotion, as well as numerous opportunities for progression within our growing Trust
With a truly comprehensive intake, student progress is regularly in the top 5% of all non-selective schools in the country, and the College was recently awarded Sunday Times East Anglian Secondary School of the Year. Student attainment is exceptionally high, with 15% of all grades at Grade 9, 43% at 7-9 (or equivalent) and 95% of grades at 4-9. As an IB World School, the College offers a unique and innovative curriculum, with a weekly enrichment programme for all students as part of the College timetable, and with a focus on wellbeing at its heart.
History outcomes at GCSE are consistently excellent for both attainment and progress across a large cohort of students (typically around 150). In the first year two years of the reformed GCSEs, the results have been very strong, with 20% of all students obtaining a Grade 9 and 45% achieving at least a Grade 7. History attracts a genuinely comprehensive cohort, and we successfully run the entry level course alongside the GCSE for a small number of students. Outcomes are similarly strong in the sixth form, with large numbers of students achieving above the IB World Average and History being a popular choice for university applications, including Oxbridge, Russell Group and several prestigious overseas universities.
You will be joining an innovative and collaborative faculty where staff are highly committed to professional development and to developing students' love of History. You will join five other colleagues who teach within the department and support a range of trainees. The team run a range of exciting extra-curricular activities and trips to support the curriculum and have recently benefitted from a £1million grant as part of the Turing Scheme to support overseas visits.
With your knowledge and passion for History you will have the opportunity to build upon the successful curriculum embedded at IVC and to establish your own vision for delivering a high quality learning experience to our inspirational students.
In return IVC and the Eastern Learning Alliance (ELA) can offer you:
• the chance to work in a Flexible Working Ambassador School, where innovative approaches to work are championed and family life is fully supported, and wellbeing is a priority for all
• reduced contact time for all teachers to facilitate professional learning/reduce workload, with a further reduction for new staff as part of our induction programme and an extensive support package for ECTs
• the opportunity to teach all key stages including the International Baccalaureate in our Sixth Form
• the opportunity to work for a faculty where collaboration is a high priority and the programme of professional learning is outstanding
• excellent career pathway opportunities with a culture of looking to promote from within, including responsibility across the Trust
• support to undertake a Masters in Education through our links with Cambridge University, the “SUPER Programme” and other L5 accredited providers
• subsidised access to the ELA’s sports centre leisure facilities available for use before, during and after the school day
Applying for the job
Our Trust is committed to equal opportunities, to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are expected to share this commitment and undergo the appropriate checks. All positions within the Trust are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references along with a Certificate of Good Conduct if applicable. Only applications submitted on using the ELA application form will be accepted. We do not accept applications by CV.
Please find the link to our school Safeguarding policy: https://www.impington.cambs.sch.uk/policies/
An application pack is available from our website www.impington.cambs.sch.uk. Applicants must complete a College application form - we cannot accept CVs. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the College or speak with existing staff; please contact our HR Team on email@example.com to arrange a visit with one of our Assistant Principals.
Closing Date: 9am Friday 28 January 2022, interviews during the following 2 weeks.
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