Sir William Perkins’s School is a high-performing independent girls' school for approximately 600 students aged 11 – 18 years. The Head is both a member of HMC and GSA. It was founded in 1725 and is now on an attractive 12 acre site situated on the outskirts of Chertsey, a two minute walk from the railway station and very near to the junction of the M3 and M25.
The School has excellent facilities, having benefited from an extensive building and refurbishment programme including a new staff room and kitchen and refurbished staff work room in autumn 2017 and New Sixth Form centre, Drama Studio and Careers centre which opened in summer 2016
A well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate who is passionate about their subject is required to join our excellent Classics Department which boasts highly motivated students and an excellent academic record. The role would suit someone seeking to broaden or deepen their experience in teaching. This is a full-time, permanent position and commences in September 2019.
The successful candidate will be able to teach Latin throughout the school, as well as Classical Civilization GCSE and A level. The ability to teach Classical Greek is desirable but not essential. A commitment to co-curricular enrichment activities including educational visits abroad is vital.
The Classics Department is thriving with many students opting to study Classics throughout the School. All students study Latin in Years 7 – 9 using the Cambridge Latin Course. A significant number (typically 40+ students) choose to continue with Latin and or Classical Civilisation to GCSE (OCR) and some (typically 20) take either to A level and beyond, with many going on to read Classics at university, including Oxbridge. Classical Greek GCSE is an option in the Sixth Form.
In summer 2018, 100% Latin grades were A*-B and 78% Classical Civilisation grades were A*-B at A Level. At GCSE 100% of Latin grades were A* equivalent (9-8), and 64% Classical Civilisation grades were at A*/A.
Students follow directed courses with numerous enrichment opportunities and trips. These allow for the development of independent learning and many cross-curricular thinking skills. Students are given the opportunity to do an Extended Project in addition to their A-level courses, which could be on a topic associated with Classics. The department is committed to the development of all students, allowing them to reach their full potential.
Sir William Perkins’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.
FULL INFORMATION ABOUT THE JOB IS AVAILABLE IN THE CANDIDATE INFORMATION PACK
Qualifications and Experience
- A well-qualified graduate with a good honours degree.
- An outstanding experienced classroom teacher
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- Ability to inspire and motivate students
- Ability to relate effectively and to earn the confidence of colleagues, students and parents
- Excellent organisational and time management skills and high level of ICT capability
- Ability to use strategies that effectively support the School’s policies and procedures, e.g.
- on safeguarding, health & safety, rewards and discipline, monitoring and tracking, etc.
- An excellent working knowledge of Teaching and Learning issues reflected in classroom practice
- Up to date knowledge of the examination specification and track record of excellent results
- Commitment to the aims, ethos and objectives of the department and the School
- Professional and with integrity
- Passion for the subject
- Good communicator
- Keen interest in all aspects of School life and happy to get involved
- Enjoyment of new challenges and experiences
- Adaptable and Reflective
- Kind and with a good sense of humour
If you would like to arrange to tour the School before making an application or have any questions then please contact Mrs H Wood, HR Manager on 01932 574955 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be considered on arrival and the School reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.
Closing Date for Applications is Monday 25 March 2019 at 1pm