We are seeking a well-qualified and highly motivated Teacher of Politics & History to join our History and Politics Department.
Badminton has an excellent tradition of encouraging girls to enjoy and succeed in History throughout the School and in Politics at A Level.
Closing date for applications is 9.00 am on 17th April 2023
Badminton operates its own pay scale. Staff joining Badminton School are assimilated on to the Badminton Scale at a point appropriate to their qualifications and experience and the post to which they are appointed.
The School offers membership of a contributory pension scheme and has a contractual sick pay scheme.
This post is offered on an approximately 0.5-0.7 FTE basis depending on the final demands of the timetable.
- Meals are provided;
- Free onsite parking;
- Use of the School gym and heated swimming pool (at designated times);
- Pension membership;
Aim of the Role:
- To teach your subject(s) in an interesting and challenging manner, enabling each pupil to realise her potential;
- To stimulate and foster enthusiasm for your subject(s) within the School;
- To adhere to all school policies and procedures (e.g. Child Protection/Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Appraisal), including all school and departmental educational policies;
- To support the School’s vision and values.
Under the direction of the Head of Department/Head of Subject:
- To contribute to the teaching of your subject.
- To participate in the development of appropriate specifications, materials and schemes of work.
- Key Responsibilities - Academic
- Under the direction of the relevant Head of Department to:
- Contribute to the teaching of the department as set out in the timetable;
- Prepare lessons taking account of the pupils’ abilities within each teaching group/set;
- Identify, encourage and help to realise each pupil’s academic potential;
- Employ good subject knowledge, become fully acquainted with the appropriate specifications and schemes of work and carry out the requirements thereof;
- To keep abreast of all developments in your subject(s);
- Be a good ambassador for the subject; attend departmental meetings, subject meetings and INSET courses as appropriate;
- Take a proportional share of responsibilities for departmental activities (e.g. trips, lectures, societies, intranet maintenance, HE advice), new initiatives and provision and maintenance of resources (e.g. the writing and updating of schemes of work, the display of pupils’ work, etc);
- Manage the classroom environment in a way conducive to successful learning and the maintenance of good pupil discipline, making use of sanctions and rewards in line with school policies;
- Check the attendance of and keep necessary academic records for groups taught and apply the School’s assessment framework;
- Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of pupils with special needs and facilitate their work accordingly;
- Set and mark a proportional share of the internal examinations, entrance papers, scholarship papers, mark coursework, write reports and grades according to School Policy;
- Set and mark work regularly for all pupils, in accordance with departmental guidelines;
- To support the Departmental Development Plan;
- As appropriate, be aware of all departmental and school health and safety requirements including relevant risk assessments and contribute to their development as necessary.
Key responsibilities – Pastoral
All staff are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times and to support and foster the vision and values of the School. They must undertake a pastoral responsibility as a form tutor, Sixth Form tutor or House tutor (as set out in those job descriptions) and to contribute to activities, clubs and events which underpin and enhance the intellectual, cultural and physical and social life of the community. Each member of staff is also associated with one of the six Houses and is expected to support their House events and activities.
Key responsibilities – Extra-Curricular
To participate in the School’s extra-curricular programme; this means offering at least one extra-curricular activity per week in addition to departmental activities as agreed with the Head or Deputy Heads.
This is not an exhaustive list of tasks. This job description is subject to regular discussion and review.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check
BADMINTON SCHOOL, BRISTOL
Independent Boarding and Day School for 500 girls aged 3-18
Badminton School 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.