Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

History

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

U3

What skills and experience we're looking for

Details of vacancy – Teacher of History

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher of history to join the department in our dynamic school. The successful applicant will teach history at GCSE level and Key Stage 3. There is also the potential to contribute to the delivery of ‘A’ level within the trust.

The History Department

At Key Stage 3, we study more than 1,000 years of history, with a mix of British and Global topics starting with Anglo-Saxon England through to the present day. In year 7, we begin with pre-1066 England and then delve into the academia of Frankopan along the Silk Roads. We then move throughout the rest of the medieval period, finishing off at the beginning of the Renaissance period. In Year 8, we focus on how Britain has affected the world, and how the rest of the world has impacted upon Britain. We travel through the British Empire looking at America, Australia, India and then go into Africa looking at transatlantic slavery. We then come back to Britain to take a look at how things have changed as a result of colonialism and transatlantic slavery through the lens of Slough which forms a part of our local history focus. We conclude the year with developing our students’ conceptual understanding of causation looking at World War 1 and how the ‘British’ army came to be so diverse. In Year 9, we start by looking at the interwar years and then move into the rise of the Nazi Party and life in Nazi Germany, giving a good baseline for our KS4 course. We then move into WW2 followed by a new unit on the Holocaust. From there we look at the ‘making’ of the modern world through the Cold War, post WW2 immigration in Britain and global terrorism throughout C20th.

At Key Stage 4, we follow the Edexcel specifications for the following units: Migrants in Britain 8OO CE – Present, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-88, Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39 and Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-91. These topics build on our students’ grasp of first-order concepts and application of second-order concepts embedded at Key Stage 3 to give students a rounded world view, and appreciation for history, to prepare them for life after LHEA.

What the school offers its staff

Healthcare and mental health

  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Eye care vouchers to cover some/all the costs of eye tests and spectacles.
  • Free confidential and independent counselling helpline
  • Healthcare package opt in for staff and their families which includes a 24/7 GP advice line and a 24/7 Mental Health helpline.

Social connection

  • Staff social committee who arrange social events
  • Buddies scheme for new staff
  • End of term events with refreshments provided
  • Supportive and committed team of staff

Timetabling and cover

  • Additional protected PPA time for form tutors
  • We employ Cover Supervisors to reduce the amount of cover by teachers
  • Maximum teacher contact time set at 43 hours (about 2 days) per/fortnight

Planning, marking, assessment and reporting

  • Specific staff support for administration planning of educational visits and other activities
  • Teachers encouraged to set homework when it is meaningful, not to a rigid timetable
  • Feedback policy designed to make marking and feedback demands on staff manageable
  • Reporting requirements reviewed regularly and streamlined where possible
  • Friday afternoon department planning meetings run from 2.30-3pm each week.

Communications and technology

All staff are supplied with a laptop

Communication streamlined using daily message document and weekly staff briefing

ClassCharts used to help teachers work more efficiently and flexibly

Calendar planning

  • Deadlines and events scheduled to spread workload where possible
  • Programme of after school meetings is relatively light compared to many schools
  • Term dates are carefully set to maximise the number of weekends in school holidays

Professional development

  • Extensive in-house CPD programme and opportunities for external training
  • Funding to support teaching and support staff working towards relevant professional qualifications
  • In-house Outstanding Teacher Programme

Flexible working and leave of absence

  • Staff absence policy is applied generously
  • Informal and formal requests for flexible working considered
  • End of term early finish for all staff

Staff wellbeing

  • 2-week Autumn Half-term
  • Free tea/coffee and biscuits
  • Friday treats such as cheese/biscuits, doughnuts, fruit and chocolate for all staff at break
  • On site Dining Hall which offers a free lunch when you ‘dine in’.
  • Late start following Open evening

Other benefits

  • Cycle to work scheme and ample on-site parking.
  • Refer a friend incentive of £500.
  • Long service awards
  • London fringe allowance

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please complete the online application.

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About Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
869 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01753691583

Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy is a vibrant, growing new school close to the centre of Slough. State of the art and purpose built facilities, provide an outstanding learning environment in which to deliver an exciting curriculum and broader learning opportunities. We aim to ensure that everyone in the school is able to achieve academic success and, discover new skills and talents. Through our developing partnerships with the local community, organisations and businesses, students will develop the enterprise skills needed to be well equipped for the world of work in the 21st century.

We want our learners to be happy, confident and to have high aspirations.

Arranging a visit to Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@lhea.org.uk.

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