HOD History

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Date Posted:21 Mar 2019

HOD History

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Outer London Main or Upper pay scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No
This is an excellent opportunity to join a forward-thinking, well-resourced and supportive department. Our school is seeking to appoint a well-qualified, inspiring and ambitious Head of History to lead within their successful Faculty.

You will be responsible for planning and delivering excellent lessons to achieve great outcomes for all of for your students. You will be a great teacher of History, with experience of raising achievement and maintaining high expectations for all students. This is a unique opportunity to join community of staff striving to create an outstanding comprehensive school. As the Head of History we expect to see the impact of your previous leadership or your potential to become a great leader of this subject. We welcome applications from experienced leads as well as those making the next step.

Ideal candidates will:

* Be a passionate History teacher who inspires and engages within the classroom. Equally, you will provide a wide range of opportunities outside of the classroom
* Have a positive impact on student's progress and the impact on their colleagues to do the same.
* Possess a strong desire to grow an excellent department in which all are valued and play a key role in raising standards.
* Have demonstrable evidence of raising attainment and developing excellence at class or department level.
* Be passionate about developing their own practice and the teaching and learning practice of others
* Communicates effectively to staff, students and parents

You can expect:

* Students who love History and want to do well in it.
* Access to high quality CPD and research opportunities including Masters, Middle Leadership mentoring and more
* A hugely supportive leadership team
* The chance to work in a rapidly improving school and the opportunity to make a real difference

The School is a co-educational 11-19 comprehensive community school located in the Borough of Kingston and has excellent transport links to central London.
Achievement at the school has risen consistently for the last 5 years and continues to improve.
Its an average sized school with 120 sixth form pupils.
Students have the benefit of learning and developing in a diverse environment of students of both genders, different abilities, cultures and interests. Students, of all abilities, are expected to reach their full potential.
The school has a superb fully equipped brand new building, having been completely rebuilt and includes a modern theatre, dance studio, sports hall, climbing wall and outdoor sports pitches.
In addition to outstanding academic achievement, the school develop confident and healthy members of the community. Their extensive community provision teaches students that learning and wider personal development continue throughout adult life.

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To join us and be successful in this Head of Department role, you will need to:
*Hold QTS status or equivalent teaching qualification.
*Have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks.
*Have a CV that covers the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained.
*Have the legal right to work in the UK.

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as a Head of History in Kingston. For more information about the role, please contact Carlo Randazzo on 0207 845 5450 / carlo.randazzo@twrecruitment.com.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.
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