We are seeking to appoint a part time (0.6FTE) History Teacher at The Henry Box School to provide maternity cover until December 2021.
This is an excellent opportunity for a talented,skilled and well qualified teacher, who is committed to the development of both the subject and the department, to join a strong and successful Social Science Faculty.
Applications are welcome from either NQTs or experienced teachers but most importantly the successful candidate should be able to inspire and motivate students as well as have the ability to work well as part of our lively and professional team.
The Henry Box School is an exciting place to work and learn. We are committed to providing education that transforms lives and we are ambitious in our pursuit of excellence. This is a hugely exciting time for our family of schools as we are presented with a rare opportunity to make a real difference to the lives and life chances of so many young people. Our vision is to enable individual schools to flourish whilst remaining integral to the communities they serve.
To join The Henry Box School is to join a family – staff and pupils who have the courage to do things differently, if that’s what it takes. Here we think deeply about how we can have the biggest impact on pupils. In a world where the algorithms of life give us more of the same, we believe education has the role to give children something different. We continually ask ourselves the following five questions:
Are we securing equity?
- Is our leadership driving school improvement?
- Is our curriculum irresistible?
- Are we research informed?
- Are we deploying resources effectively?
All schools in our Trust have a culture of compassion underpinned by high expectations and understanding. We have three rules: ready, respectful and safe. We are a truly inclusive organisation and passionately believe that every child has a right to mainstream education.
Our professional development is truly gold standard – we were awarded ‘Gold’ by the Teacher Development Trust in 2020. We work hard to reduce bureaucracy and keep after school commitments and meetings to a minimum. Teachers in their second year of teaching are entitled to the OLEVI ‘Improving Teacher Programme’ and in their fourth year the ‘Outstanding Teacher Programme’, whilst leaders complete the ‘Outstanding Leadership of Education’ Programme. In a nutshell, whatever your career stage, you will have access to high quality professional development and a sensible approach to appraisal, based on action research and supporting each other to be even better. All staff also have access to our professional development library which houses over one hundred and fifty titles.
The Social Science Faculty
The Social Science Faculty consists of eight subjects; History, Geography, Religious Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Child Development and Care, Health and Social Care and Personal Development. Our faculty ethos is centred on inspiring all our students to develop a curiosity and passion about our world; past and present. We share and continue to seek even better ways to do this. We explicitly teach effective learning strategies with regular low stakes quizzing work to develop a secure knowledge base. We have a strong focus on improving literacy and organisational skills. We have good exam results in year 11 and year 13 and are very proud of the fact that we achieve this through a constant drive to improve the way we explain and model Social Science to all students regardless of their prior attainment. We are however committed to raising standards further and creating a consistent approach to teaching and learning across the faculty. Collaborative planning meetings and pedagogy focused faculty meetings mean that new and more experienced staff support each other constantly in our work and we share ideas across our subjects.
If you decide you want to be part of our dynamic team, we look forward to receiving your completed application form by our closing date.
Closing date: Monday 28th September 2020 at 8am.
Please apply as soon as possible as we will consider applications as soon as they arrive.
The Henry Box School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All successful candidates are required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and other relevant pre-employment checks including references from present and previous employers, explanations for employment gaps will need to be explained fully.
We are an inclusive Trust and welcome applications from all groups including those that are often under represented in workforces including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.