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Teacher of History and Politics

Maternity Cover, part-time, 0.6 FTE. Required for January 2020.

The Governors of this outstanding Grammar School wish to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher of History for January 2020. The post is temporary to cover a maternity leave and part time, 0.6 FTE.

The successful candidate will be required to teach across Key Stage 3 and 4. A-level teaching may be available for a suitably qualified candidate and the ability to teach both History and Politics would be an advantage.  All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

History teachers, who love to inspire learners with their own love of the subject through a range of learning activities, are invited to apply for this opportunity to work in our exceptional school.

In 2019, the department achieved outstanding examination results including 65.29% Grade 9-7 in History GCSE. At GCSE we follow the AQA specification. At A-level students are offered A- Levels in History (AQA) and Government and Politics (Edexcel).

History is taught in a suite of four classrooms, all with interactive televisions and a wealth of resources to enhance teaching and learning. The department organises a wide range of extracurricular activities including visits to Westminster, Speke Hall, Belfast, World War One Battlefields and the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. The team is led by a dedicated Head of Department, who will offer unfailing support to both experienced colleagues and those new to the profession. We also have an informative and successful mentoring programme for NQTs at WKGS.

West Kirby Grammar School is a very successful selective girls’ school with boys in the Sixth Form. There are around 1200 students on roll and our results are outstanding. In 2019, our Progress 8 score was +0.83(estimate), and we achieved 60% 9-7 grades and 79% 9-6 grades. 32% of students achieved 10 or more 9-7 grades. At A-level, 70% of grades were A*-B with the average grade achieved being a B.

Further information and an application form are available to download on the School’s website ( or by contacting the School on 0151 632 3449. A completed application form and letter addressing the content of the person specification, which should be no longer than two sides of A4, should be submitted to for the attention of Mrs E. Sargent, Headteacher.

If you have any questions regarding the post, please contact the school for further information.

Closing date: Monday 7 October 2019 at 9am.

Anticipated interview date: Week beginning 7 October 2019

Teaching Staff Application Form

Person Specification