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Teacher of History - Graveney School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About Us

Fixed Term (Maternity Cover)
For the start September 2023

Would you like the opportunity to work as part of a team of highly experienced and ambitious colleagues? Graveney is an extremely popular and successful 11-18 School, situated in South West London, SW17 with the benefit of being situated in beautiful campus style surroundings with excellent facilities and a warm community atmosphere. We have a commitment to providing the best opportunities to all students and to developing the professional skills and career opportunities of our staff, within a supportive and collaborative environment

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in November 2022 and widely recognised as one of the top 100 state funded schools in the country.

“Top performing local school again, based on an aggregation of the five key accountability measures…” The Times
We require a committed and enthusiastic  teacher with good subject knowledge and a clear understanding of effective and engaging teaching and learning to join our highly successful department. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the full range of age and ability.  The teacher we appoint will have access to high quality professional development opportunities. The contract will cover the entirety of the academic year. Full support would be given to ECTs.

The History and Politics department is a positive and supportive environment that employs a range of dynamic teaching styles and is committed to innovative curriculum development. The successful candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching modern British and American History as well as History GCSE but prior knowledge of these topics and courses is not vital.

History is an extremely successful and popular subject at Graveney. Results at Key Stage 4 are generally above 90% 9 -1 and well above the National average. We currently run six classes in both Yr. 10 and Yr.11. History continues to be a popular subject in the sixth form with 5 sets in both years 12 and 13. Again, results are well above the national average at Key Stage 5. Many of our students go on to read History at university and we often have a number of successful Oxbridge candidates.

An Application form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.
Further information can be found at
Completed Electronic applications must be returned to

Closing date: 08 June 2023 (at noon)
Interviews: Week beginning 12 June 2023

Please note that applications will be considered for shortlisting as and when they are received and the Trust reserves the right to close the advert at any time.

Graveney Trust is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the well-being and safety of staff and students.
All our employees, volunteers and contractors share this commitment and we will carry out Enhanced DBS checks for all appointments as well ensuring that our rigorous pre-recruitment checks are strictly adhered to.

We foster an inclusive culture that promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity, creating an environment where the rights and dignity of all members of our community are respected. We promote a culture that allows staff to grow and flourish, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

As part of our commitment to this inclusive culture, we kindly ask that you complete the Equal Opportunities: Recruitment Monitoring Google form, using the link below. This information will be treated as confidential and omitted from the shortlisting process.

This vacancy is not open to recruitment agencies

Graveney School
(Graveney School is part of Graveney Trust)
Welham Road
Tooting, London
SW17 9BU
Tel: 020 8682 7000
Principal: Cynthia Rickman

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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