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The King John School, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC5403-331S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: Main/Upper
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Temporary
Application Close: 30/06/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Full time - Maternity Cover

Teacher of Humanities

(with ability to teach History/and or RE/Philosophy & Ethics an advantage)

Main/Upper Pay Range (salary dependent on experience)

Required: September 2019 - July 2020

This role is suitable for an NQT

From September 2019 we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitably qualified humanities teacher (with history and RE/philosophy and ethics an advantage), who will enjoy working in a school that values and delivers excellent professional development. The successful candidate will be capable of inspiring students through their passion for the subject, and have a firm belief in the potential of all students.

The King John School in Benfleet is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of over 2000 students, of which approximately 420 are in the sixth form. The school is exceptionally proud of the achievements of our students and the ethos of the school. Our results are consistently strong and over 76% of our students achieved a standard pass in English and mathematics at GCSE (Grade 4 or above) in 2018 and we are recognised by the Department for Education for our proactive promotion of the English Baccalaureate within our curriculum.

Our A-level results have been exemplary, with over 50% of year 13 students gaining A* - B grades in all of their subjects. We are in the top 15% of the country for A-level outcomes compared to 2817 schools and colleges. The school enjoys an excellent reputation, having received a letter from the Director of Education in September 2017 commending the school on the 'fantastic' results that year.

The King John School offers a high quality educational experience through a broad curriculum and a caring, friendly environment, and sets the highest expectations for all. Through high quality teaching and learning and exceptional wide ranging enrichment opportunities the school seeks to cultivate students' motivation, confidence and intelligence. The school strives to be at the forefront of school improvement and innovation and invests heavily in the creation of a learning community and to this end the extension to the sixth form, humanities building and state of the art assembly hall have been constructed to accommodate the growing number of students wishing to join us.

Our school is a dynamic learning environment where all students are encouraged to aspire towards their very best. We are growing rapidly and our reputation in the local area has attracted an increasing number of external students to the sixth form who wish to continue their studies with us. We challenge our students to achieve ambitious goals and to never settle for second best.

The Humanities Faculty is a large faculty of 20 staff and comprises of History, Geography, Philosophy & Ethics, Psychology, Sociology and Health and Social Care. All students have four lessons of History and Geography per fortnight in Year 7 and 8, with 2 lessons per fortnight of Philosophy & Ethics. Most students continue with History or Geography at GCSE, with good numbers also taking Philosophy.

At A-Level we have healthy numbers taking each of our subjects and every year several students go on to study a Humanities subject at top universities. Humanities has a dedicated teaching block, with the History department located nearby in the main building and Psychology, Sociology and Health & Social Care being located in the sixth form.

Our school has good staff retention and is wholly committed to continued professional development. We offer free healthcare through the Benenden Healthcare scheme which all employees are entitled to join. If you feel you could contribute to this ethos and enhance it further, please contact us.

We can offer you:

A dedicated and experienced hardworking team of staff
Enthusiastic, friendly and talented students
The opportunity to develop within a highly effective multi academy trust

You will need to:

Possess good behaviour management skills
Be a good and effective communicator at all levels
Be open minded, creative and inspirational in your style of teaching
Commit to working collaboratively with colleagues and students
Utilise a variety of teaching methods and ensure that your lessons are engaging at all levels

Applications are welcome from experience colleagues who are looking for a change or newly qualified teachers who are starting on their career path. For anyone considering returning to teaching you will be fully supported back into the classroom. We offer excellent NQT support including a bespoke programme of training and mentors.

For further information please contact Tanya Bonner, Director of HR: tanyab@thekjs.com or alternatively to download an applicant form please visit www.thekjs.essex.sch.uk/about/recruitment/

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Tanya Bonner.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response. Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2019 (midnight)

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The King John School is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Tanya Bonner
Shipwrights Drive
Thundersley, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 1RQ
Telephone: 01702 558284
Email: tanyab@thekjs.com

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