history teacher preston

27 July 2018
rachael boaler, randstad education
job type
£ 22,917 - £ 38,633 per year, Free car parking, ongoing CPD
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preston, north west
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job type
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£ 22,917 - £ 38,633 per year, Free car parking, ongoing CPD
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rachael boaler, randstad education
01772 259966
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job description

History Teacher Preston

January 2019

Are you looking for a new History Teaching role?

I am currently recruiting for a History Teacher in the Preston area for a January 2019 start.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate in a fantastic area.

The post will continue for one year covering a maternity leave.

The School:

The school is a mixed comprehensive school for pupils aged 11-16 and has a very pleasant site in the north of Preston.

The History department is made up of full-time, highly motivated and diligent, specialist teachers who continually strive to deliver outstanding lessons. It has considerable experience and status within the school both in terms of teaching and learning and in terms of its outstanding results. Pupils at KS3 are taught in ability groups, having 1½ hours of History per week. All KS4 pupils have 5 hours a fortnight over the course of the 2-year GCSE. The History Department at this School is high achieving, motivated and ambitious.

The department is highly successful and innovative within the Humanities Faculty. They have two full time Historians and a member of staff who teaches both History and Geography. The department owes much of its success to the fact that dedicated teachers work as part of a team and share a mutual enthusiasm and commitment to the department and the faculty. Pupils' attitudes towards History are excellent, and their pupils are highly motivated to succeed in this subject. They use many different teaching and learning styles to further success; discussion work, oral presentations, independent written work and research, teaching and debating are all widely used both for pupil learning and confidence building.

As well as the high levels of achievement within the department there are also exciting opportunities for their pupils to enrich their studies, which encourage pupils to thrive. At Key Stage 3 the History Department offers pupils the chance to participate in assemblies to improve whole school awareness of current issues, as well as lessons delivered by our pupils to local primary schools. Fieldwork is considered to be an essential aspect of our Key Stage 3 syllabus, enriching and expanding the curriculum. Our pupils visit Quarry Bank Mill and the Imperial War Museum North.

GCSE History is an extremely popular option and attracts high numbers of pupils. It is one of the most popular GCSE options in the school. AQA topics include Germany 1890-1945; conflict and tension 1918-1939; power and the people; and Elizabethan England.

They offer opportunities for their GCSE pupils to participate in fieldwork to supplement their studies, such as visits to Berlin, and Auschwitz concentration camp. KS3 and GCSE results are good, with GCSE as shown in the figures below.

GCSE results over the last three years are as follows: 2015 2016 2017 A/A*- 79.5% A/A*- 35.9% A/A*- 28% C+ - 72% C+ - 89.7% C+ - 84%.

Closing date Thursday 13th September at midday.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity, apply today and call Rachael Boaler on 07423186662.


ability to communicate with parents,ability to work well under pressure,able to inspire,be a role model,career driven,communication,empathy,engaging,good behaviour management skills,good classroom management,good communication skills,good sense of humour,


BA Hons (QTS),BEd,BSc Hons (QTS)

educational requirements