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Teacher of Humanities

Dunraven School
London, Greater London
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time
Pay Scale ILPS
Start Date
1st September 2024
15th May 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: 1 year
  • Job ID: 1419651

Teacher of Humanities – DUNRAVEN SECONDARY PHASE

Pay Scale: Inner London - Required for Sept 2024 fixed term for one year.

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful Teacher to join our thriving, oversubscribed and outstanding all-through school. Successful candidates will be required to teach History and Religious Education across Key Stage 3 with the potential for Key Stage 4 teaching. The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the governors wish to appoint candidates of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful multi-ethnic coeducational school.


Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:

  • in 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established;
  • in September 2018, our Multi Academy Trust was formally set up with the integration of Van Gogh Primary, followed by Goldfinch Primary school in January 2019 and The Elmgreen School and Rosendale Primary School in September 2021
  • In April 2023 we were judged as Good with Outstanding Features (Sixth Form and Personal Development) by Ofsted.

Dunraven School is committed to the safety and protection of its students. An enhanced DBS check with barred list check is a condition of employment for this post.

Teacher of Humanities

Responsible To: Director of Learning – History

Gross Salary: Inner London Pay Scale -

Contract type: Full time - fixed term for one year

Main Purpose

To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/ Form Tutor

To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.

To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.


The History Department at Dunraven has an exciting and vibrant approach to teaching and learning across all Key Stages, outcomes at Key Stage 4 and at Key Stage 5 are both strong over time. The department has not stood still and innovation lies at the core of its practice.

History is taught discretely at Key Stage Three, with a very healthy uptake at Key Stage Four and Five. The curriculum plan is determined by the Director of Learning, in conjunction with Senior Team line management.

The department comprises five specialists, with a number of staff holding responsibilities for additional areas in the school. There is a strong heritage of educational visits within History, including residentials and international visits to Berlin and Russia, and also a tradition of inviting visiting practitioners into school to bring the curriculum to life for students. History is a popular subject at Dunraven, with some notable successes for students, including Oxbridge entrants in the discipline.

The Religious Education Department

The Religious Education at Dunraven School includes a team of three specialist teachers. It is a popular and respected department, held in high regard by students and staff alike. Results at Key Stage 4 are consistently above national averages.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is varied and challenging. The Department is committed to approaching the Study of Religion in a philosophical way. We encourage students to be independent critical thinkers who can show empathy to a wide variety of moral viewpoints.

At Key Stage 4 we follow the Eduqas GCSE exam (Syllabus A).

If you are successful in your application, you will share in the success of a staff who are hardworking, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
  • clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 15 May

Interviews are planned for the following week

We reserve the right to close early for an exceptional candidate

Thank you for viewing our advert, we look forward to receiving your application.


Safeguarding Statement:

Dunraven 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.
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