Required for January 2021, a well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate to teach history up to and including A level. This post is equally suitable for a new entrant to the profession or a more experienced teacher. The successful candidate may also wish to become involved in the pastoral and co-curricular life of the School.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a key department within the School and the successful candidate will be able to work within a team of enthusiastic and focused teachers. St John’s School continues to develop and make exciting progress and the academic staff are key to ensuring our teaching and learning is excellent, foregrounds a love of learning and links to the changing world our staff and pupils inhabit.
The successful candidate will teach 0.6 of the timetable over 4 days, working with pupils from ages 11 to 18 and will enable progress of all pupils, including the most able with ambitious future plans and SEND pupils who may need greater support in accessing the curriculum.
The successful candidate should have a dynamic and enthusiastic approach to teaching and be able to teach history studies to A level and prepare pupils to embark on undergraduate courses in history and related subjects.
Classroom teachers are responsible for the progress of pupils in their classes and for self-evaluating their own professional performance and development. They are expected to contribute to their departments’ curricular and co-curricular provision and to exhibit a love of learning and, in particular, for their subject.
This is achieved by:
• Self-evaluation of their subject knowledge and understanding of educational initiatives.
• Self-evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of their own teaching and their classroom management.
• Monitoring pupil progress to ensure they achieve well against prior achievement and similar groups nationally.
• Self-evaluation of their contribution to the policies and aspirations of the School.
• Encouraging pupil feedback in both oral and written forms and including school surveys.
• Contributing to departmental, pastoral and whole school discussions and documentation (e.g. department reviews; INSET discussions).
Classroom teachers are also responsible for their own knowledge and adherence to the guidelines, rules and regulations set out by external examination boards and JCQ, as detailed in the examinations policies, the JCQ regulations and course specifications. Teaching staff are also responsible for engaging with line managers and senior leaders in order to develop within the specific context of St John’s School’s whole school aims, systems and structures.
All teaching staff are expected to tutor in one of our houses. This could be either a boarding or day house with either boys or girls. Our tutors act as a mentor for their tutees and our small tutor groups allow tutors to build effective and supportive working relationships with their groups and to get to know each pupil as an individual.
There is also an expectation for all teaching staff to contribute to the extra-curricular provision in the School. This could be in the form of involvement in sports, the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, academic societies, drama, music or any other of the activities the School offers.
St John’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.
Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 5 October 2020
Interviews to be held week commencing 5 October 2020
To apply please download and complete the teaching staff application form and the equal opportunities monitoring form and return them, with a letter supporting your application.