Teacher of History
Full Time or Part Time (hours can be discussed at interview)
March 2024 to August 2024 in first instance
The Cherwell School is a high performing and oversubscribed comprehensive school in Oxford with approximately 2,000 students on roll, including 680 in the Sixth Form. We are delighted that we were judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted (October 2022), as we feel this is a fair reflection of the school, not least as we recognize that we have the capacity to develop and improve further. We consider ourselves to be a school which has at its heart “opportunity, responsibility, excellence” and we aim to make this a deeper reality for all of our students and staff in the years to come.
We are seeking to appoint a qualified teacher who has a genuine excitement for excellence in the teaching and learning of History.
Our aims are supported by our designation as a National Teaching School and as a School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider. We are committed to the professional learning and career development of our staff and work in conjunction with the River Learning Trust to continue to raise standards.
We value the wellbeing of our staff and aim to support colleagues throughout their working lives. Staff report high levels of wellbeing and attribute this to factors such as:
Well designed, sequenced and resourced curricula which are centralised
Feedback and marking approaches which are carefully considered for impact and workload
Clear, centralised Behaviour for Learning System; pastoral teams supported by non-teaching deputy year leaders
Lower than typical contact hours for classroom teachers and middle leaders
Excellent in-house and external CPD opportunities and regular opportunities for career development within the school and trust
Professional support for ECTs provided by experienced teams of staff
You are welcome to contact the HR Department on 01865 558719 if you would like to know more about the role or the application process.
The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd February 2024 at 9.00am
The River Learning Trust and The Cherwell School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link: RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link: List of offences that are not filtered.
Our staff are expected to maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by not undermining fundamental British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The Cherwell School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people.
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