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Park High School

Park High School

Philosophy & Ethics Teacher

Park High School is a fantastic place to work and develop as a teacher.  We’d love you to come and join us!

We are now seeking to appoint a colleague who shares our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.

Applications from both experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers would be warmly welcomed.  NQTs can join us for two weeks’ paid induction in July.

“Teachers have outstanding subject knowledge and use imaginative and stimulating resources. They are very skilful at showing students how to work independently and think for themselves and at giving them time to work together and share their understanding.” Ofsted

Part Time (0.4) - Outer London payscale

Appointment for September 2019

Closing date:  Monday 3 June 2019 at 9am

Information and an application can be found below.  Please also submit a Supporting Statement of no more than 2 sides of A4.  Applications should be returned to Sharon Malone, HR Officer s.malone@parkhighstanmore.org.uk.

1.      Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who wants to join an excellent department.  This post is suitable either for a teacher who is currently in training (NQT) or someone who would like to widen their experience, someone who will embrace the opportunities of working in a leading edge school.  This post offers real opportunities for professional and career development.

Park High is an 11-18 mixed multi-ethnic comprehensive school of almost 1600 students, situated in the London Borough of Harrow. There are very high achievement levels and excellent facilities.  Ofsted (2013) judged the school outstanding in all areas and in early 2014 we were designated a National Teaching School.

We can offer:

  • An exciting learning environment where challenging, innovative and engaging learning is at the core of all we do. 
  • An award winning vibrant school which continues to achieve extremely high standards, both in Harrow and beyond.
  • A genuine and active pursuit of well-being for all members of our community.
  • Outstanding outcomes with a significantly positive Progress 8 score and zero NEETS.
  • Students who exhibit excellent behaviour for learning and a desire to acquire knowledge and improve themselves.
  • A supportive, enthusiastic and inspiring within which team to grow and develop.
  • An opportunity to develop your craft of teaching across three Key Stages.

2.      Curriculum, staffing and resources

This is a strong Philosophy and Ethics Department which welcomes a variety of approaches to the subject. An ability to teach (or experience with) A Level is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate must be willing to develop teaching skills in this area.

Philosophy and Ethics is taught in three main rooms and currently has three full time members of staff and we are looking to part time teacher to complete our team. Students have a positive approach to the subject, and demonstrate high levels of engagement throughout all key stages.

Currently Year 7 and Year 8 students are taught in mixed ability groups. They follow schemes of learning devised to allow learners to gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religious and non-religious worldviews and philosophical concepts. We encourage our learners and be able to confidently draw upon the ideas of various thinkers in order to support their own judgements.

At KS4, the subject is compulsory and students follow the EDUQAS GCSE specification, studying Sikhism as the second religion. A Level students follow a linear programme following the OCR Religious Studies specification. Outcomes for both courses are above the national average.

3.      Staff development

Park High School recognises that its staff are our greatest resource and so we invest time and effort into everyone’s professional development. We offer an extensive programme of professional development, which offers a whole range of opportunities for colleagues to develop their potential within and beyond Park High School.   Professional development underpins all our work.

Staff development is widely regarded as “leading edge”: we have strong partnerships with universities and other higher education institutions and we actively support our staff in pursuing Masters and other higher qualifications.

“Park High School has an incredibly strong developmental culture, with a real focus on investing in staff to better student outcomes. It is highly valued by staff and brilliantly led, with positive support from the Headteacher and senior leadership who are also quick to advocate its importance within school.”  TDT Audit 2018

4.      Tutor role

We are committed to the delivery of Personal Social Health Citizenship & Economic education (PSHCEe) which all teachers as tutors are expected to teach. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCEe develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive both as individuals and members of society. We have a high quality provision of PSHCEe at Park which has been recognised nationally.

Extensive support and CPD is provided for practitioners of the subject. Teaching this subject provides an invaluable opportunity to further develop your pastoral provision as a tutor, in addition to growing professionally by participating in the delivery of our outstanding provision.  

If you are a genuinely passionate and committed teacher who wants to work in a school where teaching is a pleasure, and in a school that puts learning at the heart of all it does, then we look forward to receiving your application.      

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and the successful applicant must provide satisfactory references and will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 020 8952 2803

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