TEACHER OF HISTORY – REQUIRED FROM SEPTEMBER 2019
Reed’s School is one of the leading Independent Day and Boarding Schools in the country providing an education for over 700 pupils. The School is all-boys from 11-16 and has a co-educational Sixth Form.
We are looking to recruit a qualified and enthusiastic teacher to teach History across the age range (preferably to A Level).
The closing date for applications will be midday on Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
Please note that interviews will take place week commencing 4th February 2019.
Full details including a job description and application form should be obtained from our HR team at HR@reeds.surrey.sch.uk.
Reed’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Role and Department
The History Department consists of four full time Teachers.
The Department is housed in a very modern building on the school site and is very well resourced with three fully functional classrooms and a departmental office.
Trips are an integral part of our studies. Day or residential trips are arranged for many year groups, and all members of the department take a full part in the planning and running of trips. 33 pupils went to Berlin in October 2017 and planning is underway for a similar trip in 2019. Every year we take our entire Year 9 cohort to the battlefields of the Great War.
History is taught throughout the school and is a popular subject. All pupils at Key Stage 3 take the subject and over half of Year 9 pupils opt for iGCSE each year (our board is CIE). History A Level (AQA) is consistently among the most popular option choices for our Sixth Formers. The Department has enjoyed significant examination success in the past and a number of students each year go on to university to read History or related subjects.
All members of the Teaching staff are involved in the school’s tutorial and pastoral systems and are expected to be involved in the Activities Curriculum provided to the pupils.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Teach History from Year 7 to Year 13 or as required by the Head of History.
Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a passion for History and learning.
Provide support to the Head of History and work cooperatively within the departmental team.
Be familiar with the aims and objectives of the department as outlined in the departmental handbook.
Assist the Head of History with the development of schemes of work and assessment materials.
Keep records of marks achieved in preps and tests by the pupils.
Attend suitable INSET as required under the guidance of the Head of History.
Participate in History Activities outside the classroom as required by the Head of History.
Promote History as a subject.
Undertake such other comparable duties as the Headmaster requires from time to time.
Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
- Educated to degree level in History or History-based subject.
- Experience of working co-operatively as part of a team.
- Excellent planning and organising skills.
- Excellent subject knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject.
Personal Competencies and Qualities
- Motivation and enthusiasm to work with children and young people.
- Ability to act as a role model for pupils and staff through demonstrating high standards of personal and professional conduct.
- Qualified Teaching Status or training towards.
- Experience of teaching successfully at all levels and differing ability needs.
- Ability to demonstrate success across the ability range.
- Ability to demonstrate creative and innovative approaches to enthusing and challenging pupils.
- Experience of gathering, evaluating and using assessment data.
- Ability to set effective, realistic and challenging lesson objectives and appropriate homework
- Initiative to improve personal and departmental standards and results.
- Insight into student learning needs.
Personal Competencies and Qualities
- Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
- Positive attitude to use of authority and maintaining discipline.
- Ability to maintain consistency and fairness.