JOB | Classics Teacher, Wimbledon High School

CLASSICS TEACHER

Required from: September 2021

Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Salary: Competitive plus benefits

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to teach Classics at one of the country’s leading girls’ schools.

As a Teacher of Classics, you will provide an excellent education for the school’s pupils by teaching with expertise and enthusiasm, using an appropriate range of teaching strategies and resources, offering support to the learning of individual students and contributing to the school’s pastoral system.

If you are a well-qualified graduate in Classics or a related discipline with the ability to teach Latin to A level and with experience of teaching Latin at KS3 and KS4, we would be delighted to hear from you. The ability to teach Classical Greek and A Level Classical Civilisation would also be an advantage.

Classics at Wimbledon High School

We teach Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation A Level to Oxbridge level and often have candidates applying to Russell Group universities. The Department’s success rate with Oxbridge applications in recent years has been very impressive. We have a long history of running a wide variety of co-curricular activities, ranging from Classics Clubs to numerous theatre and museum trips, as well as visits to classical sites and residential trips to the Mediterranean.

About the School

One of London’s top day schools, Wimbledon High School is a highly academic school for girls aged 4 to 18, located in the heart of Wimbledon, less than 20 minutes from central London. Our motivated students are challenged to believe in themselves within a stimulating environment and there is a ‘can-do’ attitude throughout the school, with girls involved in all sorts of clubs and activities.

Benefits

As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and an application form please visit the school website:  https://www.wimbledonhigh.gdst.net/about-us/join-our-staff

Applications should be made on the GDST application form (CVs alone will not be considered).  Please include a covering letter addressed to the Head explaining why you are interested in this post and this school. Your completed form and letter should be emailed to:  Recruitment@wim.gdst.net.

The closing date is 9am on Tuesday 23 February 2021

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 1 March followed by second round final interviews on Monday 8 March 2021