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Teacher of History


Ackworth School, a co-educational boarding and day school, was founded in 1779 by the Society of Friends (Quakers). It maintains its ethos and traditions and is still governed by the Society although only a small minority of pupils and staff are from the Quaker tradition. The school is academically selective and provides an excellent range of facilities and extra-curricular opportunities. The school is a member of both HMC and SHMIS.
There are currently over 350 pupils in the senior school (aged 11-18) and 130 pupils in Coram House, the junior school (aged 3-11). Over 100 of the senior school are boarders. The school also has an International Studies Centre providing academic English Language programmes. The school is set in beautiful grounds in the village of Ackworth. There are excellent transport links to nearby cities such as York, Leeds, Sheffield, Harrogate and Wakefield. The Dales and the Peak District are both just over one hour away.
History has an important place in the School – it is a popular option at GCSE (Edexcel), with two large sets each year. In the Sixth Form, History is also a popular choice – 11 students in the Lower Sixth and 12 students in the Upper Sixth are following the OCR A Level course. The Department is well-resourced, with two dedicated teaching rooms and a departmental office.
The successful applicant will be an outstanding and inspirational teacher, will have excellent ICT skills, will be enthusiastic, well-informed, conscientious, and committed, and should be able and willing to contribute to the wider life of this busy Boarding and Day school. It is expected that the person appointed will be in sympathy with the Quaker ethos and aims of the School.
General Responsibilities
         Support and inspire pupils by excellence of teaching and learning
         Develop and promote the department to support the Head of Department
Specific Areas of Responsibility
·         Fulfil the normal expectations for a member of Staff, as outlined in the Staff Handbook
·         Teach a full-time timetable (normal full time load of 31/40 periods/week)
·         Act as Tutor to a Tutor Group
·         Contribute to out of class activities, in line with normal expectations of all members of staff
·         Contribute to the weekend programme of this busy boarding and day school, in line with normal expectations of all members of staff
While every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.
The School operates a system of Staff professional review, whereby Staff are encouraged to identify and then extend skills and qualifications as part of their continuing professional development. The professional appraisal of the postholder will be undertaken by the Head of the School on an annual basis, using criteria shared prior to the appraisal. In-service courses held at the School and those organised by regional and national bodies are integral to this development.  There are two days of Staff InSeT at the start of each year before the pupils return to School.  An induction programme is provided for all new members of Staff.


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