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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

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Subject

History

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Teacher Main Scale or UPS if post threshold

Teacher of History job summary

TEACHER OF HISTORY

Main Scale or UPS

From September 2024

Permanent


We are looking for an inspirational teacher of History to join a thriving department in our high performing school. History is an extremely popular option at both GCSE and A Level with attainment and progress well above the national average. The department has a clear and very well resourced curriculum that stretches across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. We use technology to enhance learning through the use of Google for Education and chromebooks and we are renowned for placing a high value on staff wellbeing and professional development at all levels.


Our school campus is unique and offers a splendid setting to teach in. The school site is closely associated with events as far reaching as the English Civil War and World War Two. We can even boast the presence of an on site archive which is enjoyed by our extra-curricular programme which includes an archaeology club. We are a department that values external visits and there is the opportunity to get involved in a residential Battlefields Trip, linked to the KS4 curriculum.


The successful applicant will be creative, an excellent communicator and committed to inclusive education. We wish to find a teacher who is rich in their knowledge of History and committed to developing their curriculum expertise in a way that meets the needs of our school’s context. Applications are invited from ECTs or experienced teachers.

History is part of a family of subjects in a school where our values are Everyone Learning and Everyone Caring. The school fosters an exceptional atmosphere of support and teamwork, placing a strong emphasis on wellbeing. As part of our school, you will be supported through:


  • An existing, rigorous and well resourced curriculum and team that work together to develop expertise in delivery

  • Sensible and impactful whole class feedback approaches which minimises time spent marking and maximises the time students spend acting on the feedback you give.

  • Working in the ambitious atmosphere of a school that has enjoyed being one the most improved schools in Oxfordshire and wants to progress further through sustainable and person-centred measures for improvement.


We are renowned for placing a high value on staff wellbeing and professional development at all levels.


Situated just east of Oxford in a unique parkland site, Wheatley Park School is a flourishing 11- 18 academy with a vibrant comprehensive intake.


Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.


OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.


Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.


This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.


If you would like to know more, or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Pat Mason (HR Manager) on 01865 877634 or by email to pmason@wheatleypark.org. Full details can be found on our website here Applications for this post can only be accepted via the MyNewTerm website here. To find out more about the River Learning Trust, please visit www.riverlearningtrust.org.



Closing date and time: Monday 22nd April 9am

The school reserves the right to consider and interview candidates ahead of the closing date if appropriate. An offer may be made to an exceptional candidate in this instance.


Interview date: To be confirmed


The River Learning Trust and Wheatley Park 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.



Wheatley Park School, Holton, Oxford, OX33 1QH

Tel: 01865 872441

www.wheatleypark.org



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)
medical
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 Wheatley Park School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1138 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Situated five miles east of Oxford on a unique and historic parkland site, Wheatley Park School is a highly successful mixed 11 - 18 academy and proud member of the River Learning Trust. We are a vibrant and dynamic school with a track record of improvement and innovation in recent years. In June 2016 the school was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are now on the next part of our journey to becoming a sustainably ‘Outstanding’ school in accordance with our core values of Everyone Learning and Everyone Caring. Our truly comprehensive intake is a mixture of both rural and urban with strong ethnic diversity. Our staff work exceptionally well together, providing a collaborative and supportive professional ethos.

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