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Health & Social Care Teacher

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£27,594 - £43,347
Highams Park School, 34 Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week. 1 FTE.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
19/09/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Highams Park School is looking to appoint a talented and inspirational teacher of Health and Social Care who will have the opportunity join the Social Science Department in a successful and well-respected school with a large 6th Form.  This role would be suitable for an NQT or a teacher with experience.

Highams Park School is a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed local 11-18 comprehensive with approximately 1600 students on roll including approximately 400 in the 6th Form.  In the most recent 2017 OFSTED inspection report the school was judged to be good.  The school has an excellent reputation in the local area and students now enjoy the new 6th Form building which opened in September 2017.  The school is a converter Academy.

The successful candidate will join a well-resourced and vibrant Social Science Department which is housed in its own teaching block with excellent facilities.  This is a great opportunity to develop teaching skills within a friendly, well-qualified and organised department which achieves excellent results. Social Sciences subjects have a large uptake at both GCSE and A Level. 

Please email the school on  Mrs Sharon Croft, HR Manager, or go to our website to find out more. Please complete our application form (download from website) and return by midday Thursday  19 September 2019 with a view to interviewing the week commencing 30 September 2019.

Early applications will be considered on receipt and interviews scheduled accordingly

The Department is effectively run and has 3 Sociology and 1 Psychology specialists. Staff are encouraged to share ideas regularly and there is a supportive atmosphere between members of the department.  The department has its own classrooms all of which are well equipped and each room has an interactive whiteboard. Staff are encouraged to use these resources effectively and imaginatively. There is frequent support provided through training and the sharing of good practice.

For Health and Social Care we follow the Edexcel specification, GCSE Sociology following the Eduqas specification and A Level Sociology and Psychology following the AQA specification

Health and Social Care is a new subject that has been added to the curriculum at KS5 and is being offered for the first time in September 2019 at KS4.  The successful candidate will therefore have the opportunity to make a real impact with regards to this subject.

The Social Sciences Department provides an enjoyable, forward thinking and professionally supportive environment. Standards of achievement are exceptional especially at A Level and the department plays a key role in contributing to our very positive whole school ethos. We value every student as an individual and continually strive to meet the needs of each child.

“Success through our Endeavours” 

Safeguarding children

We are committed to the safety of our pupils through our recruitment and school practices; all jobs are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.