Teacher of Humanities
Closing date: 22/03/2023
Interviews held w/c: 27/03/2023
Start date: September 2023
Salary: Main scale – Upper pay scale. In line with ability and experience
Contract type: Full time - permanent (37 weeks term time).
Early Career Teacher: Applications welcomed
Due to increasing pupil numbers we are in a very fortunate position to be able to offer a full time Teacher of Humanities role to commence in September 2023
We seek a committed full time teacher who is enthusiastic and passionate about their subject. We are seeking a subject specialist In either History, Geography or Religious Studies, who also has the ability to teach at least one other of these Humanities subjects at KS3 and potentially to GCSE. Our Humanities faculty also offers GCSE Business Studies and is introducing Latin for Year 7 pupils from September 2023. At KS3 our curriculum across the Humanities is broad, providing a firm foundation for GCSE, whilst not being constrained by GCSE content. We have high expectations of all of our pupils.
These subjects form part of our energetic and exciting Humanities Faculty, comprising of a team of professionals who work together and support each other. The staff are all subject specialists and are passionate about what they teach and about achieving excellent results. Student outcomes are good and we are looking to add further strength to this team. The faculty is ambitious and forward looking and strives to ensure that every student excels.
The successful candidate will be a reflective practitioner who is able to maximise the potential of all our pupils. They will use teaching and assessment effectively to ensure that all pupils know, remember and can apply key knowledge and skills. We are also looking for a colleague who can make a contribution to the wider life of the school, through extra-curricular clubs, trips and visits.
Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 years all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust and delighted to have been rated Good by Ofsted in October 2021 and strives to be Outstanding upon their return. We have 790 pupils on roll with 1.5 form entry in our Primary Phase whilst over the last two years our secondary phase has increased from three to four forms of entry. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history, which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.
Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.
Visits to the school are welcome and can be arranged by the Administration Team.
Please note you should use the supporting statement section of the application form to clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements outlined in the person specification. The information in this section will be used to shortlist applicants for the role and therefore it is important that you provide enough detail to give a full picture of your skills and experience and what you can contribute to teaching and learning at Polam Hall.
Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Polam Hall 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.