Teacher of History St Bede's School, Redhill, Surrey

Job description

History Department at St Bede’s

We are looking for a teacher of history to join us in September 2020; either a full-time NQT or a part-time (0.75FTE) teacher who has completed their induction year.

The history department consists of the Head of Department, a KS3 Co-ordinator and five other members of staff.

History is taught to mixed-ability form groups in Years 7 to 9 and in mixed ability option groups in Years 10 and 11. For 2020-2021 there will be five groups in Year 10 and seven groups in Year 11.
Our Year 10 and Year 11 groups will be following the new Edexcel GCSE (9-1) with units covering Elizabethan England, Medicine in Britain, Weimar and Nazi Germany and Superpower Relations: The Cold War 1941-1991. Last year over 88% of our students achieved 9-4 grades.

We deliver three A-level courses to an increasing number of students. In Year 12, we will teach three history groups, three sociology groups and one politics group. In Year 13 we will teach three history groups.

Our Year 12 and 13 are studying the AQA History A level modules The Making of a Superpower, USA 1865-1975 and Religious Conflict and the Church in England, c1529- c1570.

We have a departmental office and seven classrooms, all of which are equipped with computers and projectors.

The department is particularly committed to fieldwork. We have run a yearly residential trip to Ypres for our GCSE students but this has scope to change to a Berlin residential given the recent change in module to the Cold War. Every two years we organise a visit to Washington aimed at history and politics students in Years 12 and 13.

We currently hold regular meetings during school time and usually organise social events at least once a term.

Why work for us?

St Bede's is a good place to work. Staff are friendly and supportive of one another: relationships between staff and pupils were recognised by Ofsted as 'exceptionally strong'.

NQTs benefit from a well developed and comprehensive induction period programme. More experienced teachers are given the opportunity to participate in training which will help them to develop skills needed for middle and senior management roles.

There are good on-site catering facilities. Staff are able to use the fitness facilities free of charge and to participate in sports activities.

Music is a big part of school life and staff are welcome to join our senior choir and instrumental groups.

We have a social event at the end of each term as well as occasional staff trips to the theatre.

The school is situated in Redhill, a commuter belt town in the Surrey Fringe area. We are close to the M25 and there are good transport links to London and the South Coast from Redhill station which is about 15 minutes walk from the school. We also benefit from being within walking distance of beautiful countryside . Many staff live locally, others commute from Guildford, South London, Kent and East & West Sussex.

We welcome visits prior to application (but appreciate that it is not possible for everyone to do so). If you would like to arrange a visit please email us.

Essential educational requirements

Graduate teacher of history or other humanities subjects

Essential qualifications

Fully qualified teacher with QTS

Essential skills and experience

Meets national standards for NQT

About St Bede's School

St Bede's is a voluntary aided school located in Redhill, Surrey. We are proud to serve roughly 1700 boys and girls of all abilities, age 11-18, from Reigate, Redhill, Caterham, Horley and the surrounding areas. This includes over 300 studying academic courses in the sixth form. The school will be gradually expanding over the next few years. The school has an Anglican, Catholic and Free Church foundation and we work hard to create an inclusive ethos. Our aim is to ensure that pupils thrive academically, socially and spiritually within a Christian Framework.

Carlton Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2LQ
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