TheSt Marylebone CE School welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds, races, cultures, faiths and genders. The School actively promotes diversity and inclusion across its community and our students come from a wide range of backgrounds: 40% of our students speak English as an additional language; 59% of our students come from backgrounds other than white British.
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Teacher of History with Politics (Paternity Leave Cover) to join our highly successful department from January 2024. This is a paternity leave post which will run until August 2024 and could be longer, according to circumstances / needs. Applications are welcome from experienced teachers or strong ECTs. We offer an excellent ECT induction programme and invest energetically in the growth of all our staff. The successful candidate will be required to teach all key stages.
About the department
The History Department at St Marylebone is a dynamic, successful and friendly department of six teachers. We place great emphasis on mutual support which includes sharing brilliant centralised resources and thoughtful mentoring, as well as more informal everyday conversations and socialising. This means that everyone feels valued, part of a genuine team, and is able to take advantage of development opportunities.
We are unapologetically passionate about history. The department is engaged in a period of exciting curricular thinking and planning, placing historical scholarship at the centre of a richly diverse, coherent and rigorous global curriculum. We are proud of what we have achieved, but are looking forward to the next steps in our journey. We are working collaboratively, utilising the work of historians and the wider history teaching community to broaden and enrich our students’ horizons. We are serious about subject-specific CPD, with members of our department always attending HA and SHP conferences or study visits abroad with the Holocaust Educational Trust. We have very high uptake at both GCSE and A Level, and achieve excellent results in all key stages.
We believe in the value of enrichment, including a well-attended and student-led History Society, as well as numerous talks from historians, and a diverse seminar series for 6th form students. We also know the value of engaging students with the historical environment, running trips within London and annual trips to Berlin and to Italy (with other Humanities subjects).
The Politics Department is formed of three teachers from the History team. We are a high-achieving and popular A Level subject, teaching the Pearson Edexcel course, with Global Politics for Paper 3. We value subject expertise and enthusiasm for bringing recent political developments into the classroom. The team is also responsible for teaching a Politics and Citizenship course to all Year 8 students. We have a vibrant enrichment offer, including a weekly student newspaper and a popular Politics Society, run by our sixth form ambassadors. In recent years, we have welcomed a range of outside speakers to the school including civil servants, representatives from pressure groups, a Member of Parliament, and the Mayor of Westminster.
We are proud of the history and politics education that we offer our students and are looking for a candidate to add to our exciting team.
About the School
Founded in 1791, The St Marylebone CE School is an outstanding comprehensive school for girls with a mixed sixth form, serving students of all faiths or no faith. St Marylebone takes pride in being a brilliant place to work and learn: rated consistently ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and SIAMS, the School is one of the best-performing state schools nationally. We value highly the role of the arts and creativity in education, across the curriculum. We lead the regional Maths Hub, the Creativity Collaborative for London and St Marylebone Outreach, through which we collaborate with other schools to develop the best in teaching and learning.
How to apply
Closing date: 9am, Monday, 25th September 2023
To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.
Please note that applicants may be called earlier so we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults and it is our expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. Any offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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