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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Teacher of Citizenship, PPE, Government and Politics





Blackfen School is a progressive and vibrant learning community that focuses on raising the aspirations and releasing the potential of every young person in our care.  In 2019, 60% of students in year 11 achieved five or more GCSE 9-4 grades, including at least a 4 in English and a 4 in Mathematics. Our Progress 8 score was 0.018. At A level in 2019, 96% of the grades were A*-E with 30% at A*-B and 63% at A*-C. Similarly, high levels were achieved in Level 3 BTEC qualifications.

Under the arrangements for Summer 2021 examinations, students in Years 11 and 13 continued to make very good progress.

Our flourishing Sixth Form offers a wide range of courses at A and A2 level, as well as vocational level 2 and 3 courses.

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, motivated an inspirational teacher to join our Social Sciences Faculty. You will join a small team of specialist teachers, who teach Edexcel Politics at A’ level, Politics, Philosophy and Economics (KS3) and GCSE Citizenship. Over the last 11 years the Citizenship department has grown to become one of the most popular and most successful departments in the school. We regularly assist UCL with their Citizenship program and have been recognised as a best practice model for active citizenship.  We practice active project-based learning with real world outcomes and strive to create independent and curious students who are equipped to deal with an ever-changing world.  

You will also contribute to the work with our exciting partnership with a school in India.

The post would suit either an NQT (ECT) or more experienced teacher. The ability to teach across the age and ability range is required.

As an “Investor in People”, the school provides exceptional opportunities for professional development, with an induction programme and strong support. 

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check.

Please see below to download application pack and information.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that the post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment / selection and probationary stages.

We in Blackfen School for Girls are committed to practice that which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers in this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm. We believe all children have a right to attend school and learn in a safe environment. Children should be free from harm by adults in the school and other children.

We in Blackfen School for Girls are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.

We shall apply safer Recruitment and Selection to all posts to ensure that all those who work in a school environment are fully aware of our commitment to safeguarding children and are able to show competence and fitness for purpose in this area.

CLOSING DATE: Interviews will take place as soon as applications from suitable candidates are received.