Head of Humanities (History & Geography)

Grays Convent High School, Grays

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Job Ref No. ECC4733-147S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: MPS/UPS + TLR 1A
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: To be Arranged  

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Required as soon as possible - The Governing Body would like to appoint an inspirational and dynamic full-time Head of Humanities (History and Geography) with a specialism in History. This post is suitable for those with more experience. - TLR 1A

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative leader with strong curriculum understanding. The successful applicant will be supported by their SLT Line Manager. You will provide strategic leadership to your team, with a clear focus on continuing to drive improvements in teaching, curriculum design and students' progress across the department.

The successful candidate will be:

· A successful and inspirational teacher with experience of teaching at KS3 and KS4

· Awell-qualified practitioner with a passion for Humanities

· Able to motivate and enthuse pupils by a commitment to excellent teaching

· Agood communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

· Enthusiastic, a team player, self-motivated and committed to further professional development

In return, we can offer you:

• A personal and caring approach

• A calm and inspiring teaching environment

• Career support and continued professional development

• Exceptional behaviour for learning

Grays Convent High School is a successful all girls' 11-16 Catholic Secondary School, a dynamic institution committed to academic excellence. With a diverse student body and equally diverse and dedicated staff, we foster an environment where every girl's talent is nurtured.

We are based in Thurrock, Essex and we have a Pupil Admission Number (PAN) of 620 usually. We have three year groups with 150 pupils and a temporary admission number of 680, having taken ' bulge' classes due to local growth. We are a high-performing school that has risen to become one of the top performing schools in Thurrock.

"Inspiring ambition and achieving excellence" is not just a mission statement but a reality at Grays Convent. Our great examination and progress results reflect our commitment to high-quality teaching and learning. With outstanding behaviour for learning, we create an environment where students are happy, motivated, and eager to excel.

Our recent results, including a Progress 8 score of +0.64, showcase the school's commitment to academic achievement. With a focus on the EBacc and excellent Attainment 8 scores, we pride ourselves on providing a robust foundation for future success. 90% of our pupils will take the EBacc.

With a successful OFSTED 'Good' judgment comfortably secured in June 2023, we are now pushing towards 'outstanding' status, with all of the excitement of setting and achieving the highest standards on a daily basis. Our Section 48 Inspection described us as an "Outstanding Catholic School".

If you would like to become part of our exceptional team please apply by downloading our application pack available on the school website, www.graysconvent.thurrock.sch.uk or by contacting finance@graysconvent.thurrock.sch.uk

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population

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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Jackie Reynolds
Grays Convent High School
College Avenue, Grays
Essex, RM17 5UX
Telephone: 01375 376173
Email: finance@graysconvent.thurrock.sch.uk

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