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Teacher of History (maternity cover)

  • London

  • Portland Place School

  • In accordance with the Alpha Plus Scale

  • Full-time | Fixed Term


The successful applicant will be passionate about the subject matter, engaging, creative in the delivering of lessons using a wide range of teaching styles.


Portland Place School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children. All staff are trained in child protection. We ensure all candidates are properly police checked on appointment. The school will only accept fully completed application forms with three references and CV’s attached.

Join Portland Place; an independent Secondary School – A Haven of Creativity

Portland Place School is a leading independent co-educational day school for children aged 10-16, located directly in the heart of the City of Westminster. It was founded with a particular purpose in mind: to be an alternative to the intense, large, examination focused independent day schools of which there are many in London.

Part of the Alpha Plus family of schools, Portland Place offers rigorous and tailored career professional development to meet the needs of staff progression, a diverse and experienced group of teachers who share their pedagogical practice and first class teaching & learning and pastoral care for students. With a recent change in Headship, Portland Place School is undergoing a transformation in our approach to learning. Our aim is to provide a real-life education where children are adaptable, empathetic and are prepared for the 21st Century job market.

The Humanities department at Portland Place is a dynamic, creative and highly successful faculty where teachers work together collaboratively to foster an exciting and positive learning environment. We strive to ensure every student is supported in order to reach their full potential and as such always achieve excellent value added. Portland Place School offers a timetable that is fairly loaded with average class sizes of fifteen mixed ability students (maximum). A wide range of CPD opportunities are available, including working closely with the school’s parent company: Alpha Plus Group Free lunch is on offer for all staff as well easy access to Central London’s many attractions.

The school is looking for a teacher to deliver History lessons to years 7-10, with possibly an option of year 11 and year 13 History and year 11 Classics to an experienced candidate. The successful applicant will be passionate about the subject matter, engaging, creative in the delivering of lessons using a wide range of teaching styles, experienced and ideally have knowledge of the exam specifications of OCR at both GCSE and A Level.

The post is suitable for an experienced teacher for whom the school provides the ISTIP route. The salary will be in line with mainstream sector but in the Alpha Plus Scale.

If you are interested in applying, please complete an application form via the Alpha Plus Careers website. For further information about the post, please contact Laura Young on 020 7307 8700

Join Alpha Plus Group – the gold standard in education

At Alpha Plus schools and colleges we offer rewarding careers. Our teachers and staff are passionate about education and have a desire for personal development.

Alpha Plus is a values-led organisation that prides itself on its high expectations of all involved in the education process.

The successful candidate will meet all the requirements of the person specification, will receive strongly supported references and be subject to enhanced criminal record checks. All applications welcome regardless of age, gender, disability, ethnicity or religion but candidates must be fit and medically fit and have the right to work in the UK. Please view our school policies via the APG Portal.


Further Information

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Portland Place School

56-58 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NJ

  • 177 Day Boys (10-16)
  • 74 Day Girls (10-16)
  • ISC, SoH

020 7307 8700

Closing Date: 16 October 2019

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