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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    22 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS dependent on experience

Teacher of History job summary

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of History who is passionate about their subject to join a successful, dynamic and friendly team. The ability to teach A-Level would be desirable.

The School’s latest Ofsted inspection in November 2023 rated Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School as ‘Outstanding’.

The School’s recent Catholic Schools Inspectorate Section 48 Inspection in March 2023 rated Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School as ‘Outstanding’.

Nicholas Breakspear is a vibrant, nurturing and ambitious school. Situated on the outskirts of St Albans the school benefits from large spacious grounds and close links to London. This role provides an excellent opportunity for someone to join a school which values inclusivity and kindness and which allows children to flourish and grow in confidence. The 2023 GCSE results place the school in the top 7% of schools nationally.

Nicholas Breakspear is a member of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust (DOWAT). We work together with the other schools in the trust to share best practice and to promote the development of staff and students. DOWAT is recognised as being in the top 3% of academy trusts in the country. DOWAT and Nicholas Breakspear are fully committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, workers, job applicants and pupils, and to eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination. It aims to create a culture that encourages and values diversity, and that appoints, rewards and promotes staff based on merit.

Nicholas Breaskpear is a Catholic school and we place great emphasis on the gospel values of Truth, Justice, Peace and Love. ‘Pupils at Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School receive an exemplary education. They are cared for deeply by all school staff. Pupils also show a high level of mutual care and respect for one another’. All pupils are unwaveringly polite, kind, confident and thoughtful.

Staff’s expectations of pupils are very high, both academically and in their everyday school life. Pupils meet these expectations, not because they have to, but because they value the teaching and support they receive. Ofsted November 2023.

We welcome visits from prospective staff. If you would like an informal conversation about the post before applying, please contact Miss Atkinson at AtkinsonH@nbs.herts.sch.uk Please note the deadline is 2nd May at midday but interviews may take place before the closing date so early applications are welcomed. Applicants are encouraged to apply via the school's website.

Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School is committed to safeguarding, actively promoting British values and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to the development of community cohesion and the prevention of extremism and radicalisation. All staff will be required to have an enhanced DBS Check and social media checks will be carried out on all shortlisted applicants. All staff are required to have the ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of young children.

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)
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.

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About Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1037 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form situated in St Albans, Hertfordshire. It is also part of The Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust (DOWAT), which sponsors eleven faith schools in the Diocese of Westminster.

We are a school with a fresh mindset. We are unashamedly aspirational and ambitious for all. We pledge to work tirelessly to achieve our aim of quality and excellence in all that we do. We have high aspirations for every student and we are very aware that each child has one opportunity to achieve their potential. We take our role in providing the best environment for them to discover who they are and their mission in life very seriously.

Importantly we also want our students to enjoy their education; to be happy, safe and secure and to grow in God's love so that when they leave the school they are equipped to change the world and make it a better place.

Our staff play an important role in shaping the culture and ethos at Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School. They ensure students learn in a safe and supportive environment where strong relationships are formed.

Focussing on skills, aspirations and positive values is just as important for staff as it is for pupils. Staff are encouraged to develop their skills and are offered training opportunities to enhance their leadership potential.

We acknowledge the enormous role played by our parents in supporting the school and their children. We are privileged to have such wonderful people working with us. Our partnership with them is undoubtedly our greatest strength and we recognise that everything we do builds on their roles and examples as prime educators of their children.

We promise to Nurture our students to Believe in themselves and develop their relationship with God to Succeed in life.


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