Teacher of History and Government & Politics
September 2017 – (MPS/UPS)

Hardenhuish School is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school set in the magnificent parkland of the former Hardenhuish Manor and Chippenham Grammar School. We enjoy an outstanding reputation locally and nationally as a ‘High Performing Specialist Academy’. Exam results are consistently above the national average. At Hardenhuish we put children at the centre of all we do: we believe in a three way partnership with school, home and the individual, ensuring that each and every young person is ‘inspired to learn, supported to succeed’.

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic teacher of History and Government & Politics, who must have a passion for your subject and be committed to really bringing History to life for your pupils both in the classroom and beyond it. The aim of the History Faculty is to make our lessons engaging, challenging, varied, rigorous and relevant for today.  To bring the subject in to real world context we run a number of field trips including an annual visit to the First World War battlefields, Berlin, Hampton Court and Caerphilly Castle.

Our new History teacher will join a vibrant team of talented colleagues who are committed to providing every child with the support, tools and capacity to make excellent progress from their starting point. You would be working in our well-equipped dedicated classrooms with access to ICT suites in addition to a faculty set of laptops to bring technology in to the classroom. You would have the advantage of outstanding CPD provision, if appropriate an established and successful NQT programme, potential for in-house career progression opportunities, regular staff-wellbeing events and access to a generous benefit package through Wiltshire Rewards.  The school holds Investors in People Gold Award – with less than 3% of companies achieving this standard you can be guaranteed a supportive environment where every member of staff is helped to be the very best they can be.

Applications are welcome from experienced teachers or NQTs.

Closing date:      8.30am on Monday 6 March 2017
Interviews:        Will be held within the week beginning Monday 13 March 2017

Covering Letter – History and Gov & Pol, Feb 2017
Faculty Booklet History – Feb 2017
Job Description – History, Feb 2017
Application Form – History and Gov & Pol, Feb 2017
Self-disclosure Form
Equal Opportunities Form – Feb 2017
Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Policy

Midday Supervisory Assistant (MDSA)
£7.58 – £7.76 per hour

A Midday Supervisory Assistant is required to join our enthusiastic and dedicated team, supervising pupils at lunchtime. The hours of employment will be 12 noon to 1.15pm daily during school term time.

Covering Letter – MDSA
Job Description, MDSA
Application Form – MDSA
Self-disclosure – parts 1 & 2
Equal Opportunities Form

Hardenhuish School is an equal opportunities employer and requires enhanced DBS clearance as part of its commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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Hardenhuish School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Policy

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