History Teacher

Salary: Inner London (competitive salary based on experience and skills)

Start date: September 2019
Contract: Full time, permanent, subject to an enhanced DBS check 

We are looking for an excellent history teacher who combines the rigour of A level and GCSE success  with the creativity of developing rich and exciting collaborative projects. Over the past few years there have been some incredible projects: an interactive exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of

World War One involved a collaboration between history and art and the creation of a trench filled with artefacts and literature. An immigration project saw children produce pixelated art to represent different identities and a spoken word project saw children speak out about women’s rights through a study of the

suffragettes. Last term Year 7s published a book in partnership with the Museum of London on the history  of London in 33 objects. Perhaps our most ambitious project to date has been a comparative study of the Russian and French revolutions designed by history and drama teachers resulting in a stunning immersive theatre production where the audiences were drawn into the revolutions. Over the coming years we  want our projects to be more expansive with real audiences and products that make a difference to the  world. We want to raise the bar so our projects instil important subject knowledge and are delivered with increased rigour.

The humanities team is ready for the new challenges of the new sixth form and middle school, and opportunities for fresh collaborations with other subject disciplines. Within this context your role will be to develop historical thinking. You will be trained in a range of pedagogies. These include Harkness discussions where 15 students debate and analyse historical texts around an oval table. You will become immersed in the language and techniques of well-being to ensure our children are ready to learn and thrive.

Since we opened in 2012 we have put learning and teaching at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a unique approach to oracy including setting up a charity, Voice 21 (https://www.voice21.org/) which is already working with several hundred schools. We have also pioneered real world, interdisciplinary

learning in collaboration with a network of extraordinary organisations: creative, artistic, high tech, professional.

At School 21, we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).

School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.

School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding Ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/school/school-21.

Closing date: Thursday, 16th May 2019 at 9am           Interview date: Tuesday, 21st May 2019

School 21, Pitchford Street, London, E15 4RZ      T:  020 8262 2121     E:  info@school21.org.uk

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