Teacher of History (maternity) Poynton High School, Stockport, Cheshire

Job description

A well-qualified and experienced teacher is required to join our supportive and friendly team in this large and successful department. This post is temporary for the duration of the maternity leave which is likely to be two terms. Both attainment and progress are consistently above the national average in History. History is very popular at GCSE and we attract a large number of students, many of whom continue their studies at A level. Results are consistently high and a good number of our students go on to study a History degree.

We need a flexible, enthusiastic and committed professional to teach History to the full age range. The ability to teach both GCSE and A Level History is essential. The successful candidate will be a team player who is dedicated and committed to delivering high standards of teaching and learning.

We are looking for a 0.8 contract but part time and flexible working would be considered - please make this clear in your application.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified teacher
Relevant degree

Essential qualifications

Must be a qualified teacher

Essential skills and experience

To have proven excellent classroom teaching and examination success teamed with a commitment to high standards of achievement for students of all ability levels.
To be able to lead and motivate students, setting high standards and providing a focus for improvement.

Employee benefits

We have approximately 1600 pupils and students within Years Reception to Year 13 and offer a wide range of A-Levels in our Sixth Form. The opportunities for career development are extensive as part of our “T&L CPD @ TTLP” programme and our “Leadership CPD @ TTLP” programme. Not only would you have access to a personalised CPD programme to support your development as a practitioner in the classroom but you would also have access to our leadership CPD programmes to support any future career development plans.

About Poynton High School

Our school has served the families of Poynton, Disley, Adlington and surrounding areas in Cheshire since 1972 and we lie at the heart of this community’s learning needs. We pride ourselves in our vision as a school which serves our community and look to establish a 0 – 90 Learning Village in partnership with our primary, secondary colleagues. We have approximately 1500 students within Years 7 to 13 and offer a wide range of A-Levels in our Sixth Form. The school motto is INSPIRE ACHIEVE CELEBRATE and we apply that to every element of school life. Our role as staff is to ensure that we inspire every student to achieve the best they possibly can in everything they do, whether that be academic, sporting, cultural or spiritual and at the heart of our culture is a celebration of that achievement.

Yew Tree Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 1PU
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