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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Secondary School - History Teacher

Secondary School History Teacher - New Vacancy

Start Date: January 2022

Hours:  Full Time

Pay Scale: TMS/UPS

Aylesford School Warwick is a forward thinking and exciting educational environment.  In September 2021 we became Warwickshire’s first all-through school offering education for primary, secondary and sixth form students.  We pride ourselves on our commitment to our students and our community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Teacher of History to join a committed, experienced and supportive department in our Secondary School Phase. The department is driven towards excellence with strong leadership and superb team spirit. Aylesford School prides itself in providing a supportive professional environment where high performing practitioners have ample opportunity to develop and grow.  

We welcome applications from both ECTs and experienced teachers.

HISTORY DEPARTMENT

Our main aim is to develop a genuine interest and curiosity in the past among students.  We encourage students to reflect deeply on the past and empathise with those who peopled it.  We try to make History as interactive and exciting as possible by employing a variety of teaching and learning strategies including group work, drama and role play, re-enactments and the encouragement of historical discussions and debates.

We feel strongly that if our students to succeed in History and gain a genuine interest in it they must be able to identify with the past and view it as meaningful and relevant in the context of their lives.  It must have something to teach them today.  Modern day parallels are discussed wherever possible.  As a department, we strive to enhance our students’ spiritual, moral social and cultural education.

What do we study in History?

Year 7

We begin Year 7 by training to be Historians and learning the skills needed to study History.  We then enter the Medieval World to investigate what life was like for those who peopled it before entering the fascinating world of the Tudors.

Year 8

In Year 8 students study the Stuarts, focusing on the dramatic events of the Gunpowder plot and the English Civil War.  They also examine the Industrial Revolution and investigate the changes which took place during this fascinating time and their impact on the people who lived through them; this will include a particular focus on Jack the Ripper, where students will aim to discover who the real murderer was.  Students also examine the impact of the British Empire and the emotive issue of slavery before investigating the role of the Suffragettes and the Sinking of the Titanic.

Year 9

In Year 9 students are given the opportunity to study more recent historical events that have shaped the 20th Century.  Topics include the horrors of WWI, Adolf Hitler and his rise to power, WWII and civil rights in 1960s America. Students will then start the GCSE course at the end of year 9 in order to allow them to have a taste of what GCSE History will involve and develop an enthusiasm for the topic before continuing it into year 10.

Years 10 and 11

Students will study the AQA GCSE covering a variety of topics including both British History and wider world History. They will focus particularly on the health of the people of Britain and how this progressed over time; Elizabethan England, including a study of a local environment linked to Elizabethan culture; Conflict and tension as a result of WWI, including battles fought and the impacts these events had across the world; and finally Germany from 1890-1945, this will include studying the consequences of WWI, life in Nazi Germany, and the impact of WWII on Germany. Student’s knowledge and skills gained throughout KS3 will really help to support them in their GCSE studies. 

Years 12 and 13

At A level students study in depth the Tudors and Democracy and Nazism in Germany.  They also conduct a Historical Investigation into Civil Rights in the USA.  Throughout the course students will further their skills of using and understanding historical interpretations and critically and constructively using historical sources.

History at Aylesford offers our students a varied historical diet and allows them to develop skills that will equip them for further study and for life.

If you are imaginative, inspirational and want to develop your career in our supportive and stimulating environment, please complete the application form available in the application pack below.

Please apply using the application form which is downloadable below.

  • Closing date is Sunday 21st November 2021
  • Shortlisting will take place w/c Monday 22nd November 2021
  • Interview date to be confirmed.

Please email complete application forms to hughes.s@aylesfordschool.org.uk or post to:-

FAO Samantha Hughes, HR Officer & Headteacher's PA,  Aylesford School Warwick, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR

Contact Samantha Hughes, HR Officer & Headteacher's PA for any queries on hughes.s@aylesfordschool.org.uk or telephone 01926 747100

Please note we do not accept CVs - candidates should download and complete the application form available.  

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to two satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.