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  • Earliest start date

    1 July 2024

  • Latest start date

    22 August 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an 11-18 school looking for outstanding teachers capable of translating promise into achievement for all of our students. If you have the quality of character to inspire and motivate both committed staff and students of a wide range of abilities, we need to hear from you.

  • Experience of teaching/teaching placement in Humanities in a Secondary School
  • Dynamic, effective and efficient
  • A good (or potentially good) classroom teacher
  • Passionate about teaching and learning
  • Effective communicator
  • Hard working and ambitious
  • A recognised teaching qualification in Humanities as part of initial or subsequent training
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of the concepts and skills in Humanities
  • Curriculum requirements in Humanities at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
  • Progression from the Key Stage 2 programmes of study
  • Applications of ICT within the Humanities curriculum and personal expertise in the use of ICT
  • A good team member
  • Adaptability to changing circumstances and new ideas
  • Self-confidence
  • Openness & good humour
  • Resilience
  • Commitment
  • A sense of proportion
  • A love of working with young people
  • An excellent attendance record
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on different roles
  • Personal impact and presence
  • Energy, vigour and perseverance
  • Enthusiasm
  • Intellectual ability
  • Reliability and integrity

What the school offers its staff

  • There is a belief amongst our parents, Ofsted and the community that New College Leicester is a good and continuously improving college. This has been, and will continue to be achieved by developing a strong sense of purpose and working very hard with our Primary partners and the local community. We are also dedicated to the concept of adding value and the development of active citizens, both of which underpin our aims and values.
  • The New College Leicester’s philosophy is firmly based on a rounded education for all our students. Our core purpose is to break the cycle of disadvantage for our students. Extra-curricular provision, especially in PE, Sport and the Expressive Arts is as important as academic achievement. We are determined to continue to improve our results but want our students to fully appreciate the Arts and culture as well as Sport. The ‘Sportsmark’ and ‘Artsmark Gold Award’ are testament to our commitment to sport and the arts. We have the ambition to be an Artsmark Platinum school as soon as possible.

  • The well-being of any child is the most important factor in college life. We actively engage in providing all the support necessary to make sure that our young people have a safe and friendly college environment in which they can achieve their potential. In 2022, we retained our Flagship School status for the Inclusion Quality Mark and were rewarded with the SEND Inclusion Award.

  • The college is wholly committed to Pastoral Care & Guidance, which is its “beating heart”. All members of staff are expected to play a full and active guidance role. The college is divided into year groups, led by a Head of Year. The pastoral system is supported by an Education Welfare Officer.

  • We are committed to individual progress and continuous professional development for all staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

New College Leicester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to ldawson@newcollege.leicester.sch.uk

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About New College Leicester

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
973 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

At New College we.......try hard, work together, we dream big, strive, overcome, achieve, we try new things, enjoy, we create, aspire, we help each other, take risks, believe, we are ready to learn. At New College we......will be the best that we can be.

New College Leicester is a thriving, vibrant, learning community where our aim is to bring the best out of everyone by ensuring Outstanding Progress for All. It is a college with the ambition and plans to be even better. We are a college of almost 900 students, aged 11-18 years, situated on the west of Leicester city. Transport links to the college are good with both the M69 and M1 within 10 minutes’ drive.

New College Leicester is a genuinely comprehensive school, although the intake profile is changing – the prior attainment of students coming into the college is rising. However, by any indicator, New College Leicester is a college in challenging circumstances (DfE definition). Examination and test results, attendance figures, and levels of social deprivation and special educational need confirm this. Over 60% of our students are eligible for free school meals. A large percentage of our children are from wards which constitute the 10% most deprived wards in the country.

However, there is a belief amongst our parents and the community that New College Leicester is a continuously improving college. We continue to close the gap on all national achievement outcomes.

This has been, and will continue to be, achieved by developing a strong sense of purpose and working very hard with our Primary partners and the local community. We are also dedicated to the concept of adding value and the development of active citizens, both of which underpin our aims and values. Our values are described as the 4 R’s – Respect; Responsibility; Resilience and Resourcefulness – each one of these permeates our work daily.

Our fundamental belief is that every student at the College has ability: it is our mission and duty to nurture, develop and bring these talents to fruition.

There is a genuine ‘buzz’ around the college and we have a growing reputation locally.

Students at New College Leicester deserve the very best teachers that the profession can offer. If you join us, your sense of achievement and well-being will not be equalled. It is what most of us came into teaching for - to make a difference.

If you have any doubts about applying to the college then I recommend that you come and see for yourself before you make any snap judgement – we guarantee that you will be amazed – everyone who visits is!

Arranging a visit to New College Leicester

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ldawson@newcollege.leicester.sch.uk.

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