Recruitment

 

Teacher of History 0.6 fte (negotiable) - closing date 26th February 2020

Start Date - September 2020

St. Gregory’s Catholic High School is one of the highest performing schools in Warrington and the Liverpool Archdiocese for pupil progress measures. The school has increased its population and is well oversubscribed with a waiting list of admission.
In November 2019, Ofsted inspected our school under the new inspection framework and graded the school as GOOD in every area and the school has been graded as ‘Outstanding’ in the Section 48 Inspection of Catholic Life provision.
The opening paragraph from the Ofsted report reads: “Pupils at St Gregory’s are confident and welcoming to visitors, they like each other”. There is a strong sense of community across the school which reflects the school vision. One pupil said “we are cared about as individuals, but because everyone cares, that makes us all one”
The successful candidate would be working with an effective, dynamic team of subject specialists who strive to provide the best learning experience for pupils through high expectations, inspirational teaching and personalised support. In Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils follow a History curriculum that focuses on skills and content that will prepare them well for the demands of GCSE.
In Years 10 and 11 pupils currently study the AQA GCSE exam board specification. Options studied for GCSE are USA 1920-1973, Conflict and Tension in Asia 1950-1975, Britain, Power and the People 1170 to the present day and Norman England. History GCSE results overall in 2019 were above the national average, with boys also performing above national. Compared to similar AQA centres results were significantly better.
From September 2020 there will be a change of exam board. Year 10 are studying the Edxcel specification. The options for this being, Crime and Punishment in Britain 1000 to the present day, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-88, Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91 and USA 1954-75. Year 11 will complete their AQA course.
The department consists of 3 full time teachers of History and teaching takes place in 3 History classrooms which are well resourced. This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding and effective practitioner who has the desire to continue to raise standards across the department.
The successful candidate will be passionate about History and will be personally driven to ensure that every child achieves and makes good progress through challenge and engagement. History is currently an extremely popular option in Years 10 and 11.
Further details and application forms are available from www.stgregoryshigh.com. Please return completed application forms to shutton@stgregoryshigh.com. Specific exam board and curriculum information is available on our website, under the curriculum tab and enquiries can also be made to the Head of Department. http://stgregorys.fluencycms.co.uk/Curriculum
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS.