Teacher of History (Maternity Cover)

Plume School, Maldon, Essex


Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject History
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main to Upper Pay Scale up to £40,490 in line with Teaching Payscales - NQT's are welcome to apply

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Teacher of History with effect from September 2020. The post offers an excellent opportunity to work in a very strong History department in a highly successful 11-19 academy which holds good Ofsted status. The role will report to the Subject Leader and the candidate will teach a full timetable within the subject.
The department has a strong collaborative ethos, is very supportive and well-planned schemes of learning for all courses are already in place. A department-based mentor will work with the appointee to support their development and induction in their first year. There is also an excellent academy-wide support and development programme for all new staff available.
The post is open to NQTs as well as experienced teachers. There will be the opportunity to teach both KS3 to KS4. The core purpose of the role being to provide professional leadership to students in a subject area by offering high quality teaching, resulting in high standards of learning and achievement for all students.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1679 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Plume School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email personnel@plume.essex.sch.uk

About Plume School

The Plume School converted to become an academy school in January 2012.

 The last full inspection took place in January 2014 and the school was judged to be
good across all areas. A new principal was appointed in September 2015.

 The school also received a section 8 no formal designation inspection in July 2014 to
examine behaviour and safeguarding. This also judged behaviour and safeguarding as

 The academy is a larger-than-average secondary school with a sixth form.

 The vast majority of pupils are White British.

 The proportions of pupils who speak English as an additional language or who are from
ethnic minorities are both well below the national average.

 The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium is broadly average, as is the
proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities, although for those with an
education, health and care plan the proportion is slightly above the national average.

 The school meets the government’s current floor standards for pupils’ achievement in
English and mathematics at the end of key stage 4.

Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in 2018 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy.

Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, together with the receipt of references.

Visits to the Academy are welcome.

School location

Fambridge Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6AB