March 01, 2021
Part time, 0.6-0.7 FTE, Monday – Wednesday and Friday
Maternity cover required from 19 April 2021 to 26 April 2022
We are looking for an outstanding Teacher of History with a passion for education. The post will suit a well-qualified graduate, committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience for every pupil. History is a popular and successful subject at Woldingham. The department consists of a team of 4 highly committed historians who work with a focus on independent learning. There is a culture of sharing resources and ideas.
History has always been a popular subject across the school and consistently achieves strong results at GCSE and A Level. The students’ passion for the subject is not constrained to the curriculum and there is an active History Society. Each year a handful of girls read History at university, including Oxbridge. At both GCSE and A Level we follow AQA specifications, which allow for a breadth of topics to be studied. For example at A Level we look at Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007, USA: The Making of a Superpower 1865-1975 and the coursework focuses on Tudor England. The History department work closely together and there is a strong culture of sharing resources and ideas.
The ability to teach History across all Key Stages and up to A Level is essential, combined with first-rate organisational, team working and ICT skills.
Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18. With a strong community and caring culture we are building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are now driving an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and our state-of-the-art facilities.
Closing date: 9am Monday 22 February 2021. Interviews will be held during week beginning 1 March 2021
Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.
Professional development and staff welfare
Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues and a new Leadership Programme in development for September 2021.
Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and a range of wellbeing initiatives support staff in their working life.