Humanities Teacher Vacancy
Do you want to be part of a team that will help inner-city children to do the seemingly impossible?
Michaela Community School is an exciting new free school that opened in September 2014. A vibrant and energetic team, our intention is to transform the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In September 2017 we will have 480 pupils, years 7, 8, 9and 10. As we are growing every year (840 pupils at full capacity including a Sixth Form), there will be a lot of opportunities for promotion and development. You could play a part in leading and shaping the vision and future of our school.
We teach a knowledge-based curriculum built on cutting-edge insights from cognitive science. Our teaching approaches have been influenced by ground-breaking charter schools in the American inner cities and we are driven by a desire to get the best possible results for all our pupils. Our tight behaviour systems ensure you can really teach. Teachers have their own classrooms. Senior Team run centralised detentions twice daily so that consequences are immediate and teachers are not chasing absent detainees. In October, we offer pupils and staff a two-week half term.
We don’t offer lessons in ICT, DT, Citizenship or take children out of lessons for intervention. All of our teachers see pupils at least twice per week so that a bond is built between teachers and pupils. Intervention happens in form time or after school. We believe in keeping marking to a minimum and so normal, decentralized written homework does not happen at Michaela.
We want to hire a Humanities teacher who is a specialist in religion. The expectation is that Humanities teachers at Michaela should teach all 3 subjects at KS3. Resources are provided for you, so this is not the usual Humanities teaching experience that happens in other schools. In a school where behaviour is superb, it is possible to teach well in this way. Beyond KS3, our humanities teachers teach within their subject specialism. All of our pupils take the AQA GCSE Religious Studies and our ambition is to offer the Pre U in philosophy and theology at KS5.
Thanks to how teaching is organised, you will see your classes every day. As a consequence, the relationships you can forge and the learning you can foster are exceptional. In history, we teach a chronological curriculum starting with ancient civilisations going right up to the present day. In geography, we ensure that pupils have a thorough mastery of British, European and world place before learning about geographical processes. And in religion, our pupils encounter the most famous stories in the Bible before learning about the major faiths. If you are naturally inquisitive about human culture, with a passion for passing it on to every child, Michaela is for you.
The Humanities team have written some blogs about teaching Humanities at Michaela, which you can read here:
If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will really love working here. There is no other school like it in the country. Check out our website and see what we are all about!
You are also very welcome to visit the school – even if you don’t end up applying for the post. We are 30 seconds from Wembley Park tube, accessible by both the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. We love to have people visit, to see just how well-behaved and kind our pupils are to each other.
Some of our staff are on Twitter. Check them out!
To register your interest please send a covering letter (no more than 3 sides in Arial font, point 12) and a CV to email@example.com – in the subject line please put the job title.
Please include answers to these questions:
- Why teach Humanities at Michaela?
- How would you fit in with our unique ethos?
If you do not receive an email from us confirming receipt of your application, this means we have not received it, so please email it to us again.
Closing date for applications: Monday 17th April 2017
Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled.
At Michaela teachers are paid using the teacher inner London pay scales and your salary will increase from what you currently earn. If you would like to discuss the position with one of teachers, please email Head of Humanities, Jonathan at JPorter@mcsbrent.co.uk
Michaela Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Michaela Community School is an equal opportunities employer.