New Directions Education

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Job Description

New Directions Education are working with innovative school who are consistently one of the top independent schools in the county in the GCSE and A level league tables. More importantly, is that students leave the school having fulfilled more than they would have hoped for when they joined; both in the classroom and beyond it.

The school is looking for a well qualified History Teacher to work for at least one term, with the possibility of the position going on longer.

Set in the beautiful uplands of south Shropshire, bordering Herefordshire and Powys, the school is far from the distracting influences of urban life and yet it is within easy reach of all major travel links.

Main duties and responsibilities:

• To support the ethos of the school;
• You are expected to teach HIstory at GCSE and A-level (or BTEC if appropriate).
• To be responsible for the efficient and effective running of the department and all that that entails
• To attend INSET, Management and Faculty meetings as required.
• To be the Headmaster’s and Senior Management Team’s adviser on all issues relating to the subject.
• Maintain and develop department initiatives within School and the wider community, and being alert to new ideas that will enhance the educational experience of students in your department.

Person specification

• Well qualified History/Humanities graduate (or equivalent) with QTS
• Gifted teacher
• Proven record of academic success
• Personal dynamism and infectious enthusiasm
• Good inter-personal skills
• Good class discipline and class management
• Well organised
• Committed to educational excellence and the fulfilling of children’s potential
• Committed to the ethos of boarding education
• Willingness to be involved in the extra-curricular life of the school

Additional Information

As New Directions Education grows, it is important to recognise how the past has shaped our journey. We are a successful agency who have placed talented history teachers in long and short-term jobs since 1999.

A major part of that success is the candidates that have been recruited, and in particular our supply of qualified history teachers to schools across the UK.

Recent findings…

Ofsted published a report in March 2011 called 'History for All'. The report concentrated on history in English schools 2007/10. There were some key findings, including:

  • In the schools visited history was generally a popular and successful subject, which many pupils enjoyed. Achievement was good or outstanding in 63 of the 83 primary schools and 59 of the 83 secondary schools visited.
  • History was successful in most of the secondary schools visited because it was well taught, notably in examination classes at GCSE and A level. The large majority of these history teachers were very well-qualified. In the large majority of the schools visited, the quality of the provision also reflected the strong leadership of the history departments.

If you are a newly qualified teacher (NQT) or an experienced teaching professional, our branches across the UK can help you find suitable supply jobs.

The Role of a Supply History Teacher:

  • Teach all areas of the school curriculum or your subject specialism;
  • Organise the classroom and learning resources to create a positive teaching environment;
  • Plan, prepare and teach lessons that cater for all student ability ranges;
  • Motivate pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation;
  • Maintain discipline;
  • Meet requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils' development;
  • Coordinate activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum, supporting colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area;
  • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum;
  • Take part in school events and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening;
  • Liaise with colleagues and working flexibly, particularly within smaller schools.

What can you expect from New Directions Education?

  • A dedicated account manager;
  • Regular and varied teaching supply work;
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Potential long-term teaching roles;
  • Fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR);
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.

Please contact New Directions Education for more information on this job vacancy, on 01978 884290, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 9th May 2018

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