Head of History
Required for January or April 2018 a well-qualified, enthusiastic and effective Head of History to join this over-subscribed grammar school. We are keen to appoint an inspirational and forward thinking candidate who will not only ensure continued outstanding results and recruitment in History at GCSE and A level but also the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning across all Key Stages.
Wider whole school responsibility, may be available to the right candidate.
This post currently attracts a TLR1D payment of £8143
An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required for this post.
Closing date: 27 November 2017
History is a popular Department within the school with a strong uptake at GCSE, with two classes in Year 10 and 11 with an average class size of 26. History is also popular at A-Level with two classes in Year 12 and 13 with an average class size of 15. Many students go on to study the subject at degree level and we have had a number of students making successful applications to Oxbridge.
At GCSE the department follows the Edexcel specification with a focus on the Cold War, The Anglo- Saxons and the Norman Conquest, Crime and Punishment as well Weimar and Nazi Germany. At A-Level, the Department also follows the Edexcel specification with a focus on Russia from Lenin to Yeltsin, Mao’s China and the Experience of Warfare between 1873 and 1918.
There are five teachers within the Department with some member of staff teaching both Geography and Politics. The Department has achieved excellent results within the school, achieving 100% A*-C at A-Level in 2017. There has been a strong drive to engage students through extracurricular activities with annual to trips to Battle Abbey, residential trips to Ypres and Berlin as well as running a thriving Debating Society.
You are welcome to contact Tom Strongman, Head of History if you have any questions before applying: TStrongman@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk
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