Teacher of History

  • Full Time
  • Greenwich
  • 22/04/2024

Leigh Academy Blackheath

Old Dover Rd,
Scale: MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner London Allowance
Job Summary: We have a vacancy for a Teacher of History

We know that exceptional History practitioners are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate (£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year’s service).


Leigh Academy Blackheath (LAB) is a co-educational 11-19 Outstanding comprehensive school, located in Blackheath, Royal Borough of Greenwich.  LAB is also an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering the highly regarded Middle Years Programme at KS3, and will open its new P16 provision – LAB16, in September 2023.

‘Pupils behave exceptionally well. Classrooms are calm places where pupils can focus on their learning’ – OFSTED December 2022

We believe that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. If you are as passionate about achieving this as we are, and have the drive and determination to ensure all students realise their full potential, we invite you to join our team.

‘Staff are proud to work at this school where everyone’s contribution is valued’ – OFSTED December 2022.

‘Leaders provide excellent development opportunities for all staff. They are conscious of staff workload and well-being’ – OFSTED December 2022

Leigh Academy Blackheath is seeking to appoint a Teacher of History, joining us from September 2024. We are looking for an exceptional teacher who can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students in this curriculum area. Applications are welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified teachers as we can offer fantastic professional development at every stage of a teacher’s career. Applicants who have experience of teaching any other Individuals and Societies based subjects as part of the IBDP at KS5 would be welcomed, but this is not a requirement.

We believe that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education: delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. Our commitment to maximising the potential of every child, teaching them the skills they need to be successful and nurturing a desire to be a lifelong learner, will prepare them for whichever career path they choose to follow. 

If you want to join a highly successful team who are passionate about research-informed education, and you can inspire learners to go beyond what they are taught and seek what they do not yet know, then we want to hear from you.

What we are offering:

A salary commensurate with the profile of the post;
Bespoke CPD with mentoring and coaching opportunities;
The opportunity to work in a digital school, where every student has their own chromebook from year 7 and all teachers are Google educator trained;
The opportunity to work in an academy judged by Ofsted to be Outstanding in all areas (December, 22);
The opportunity to work in an environment where student behaviour is exemplary and students are respectful and ambitious;
The opportunity to contribute to a highly rigorous History curriculum for Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5;
The chance to develop your knowledge of both GCSE and the International Baccalaureate Post 16 diploma.
The opportunity to work laterally across a number of Leigh Academies Trust schools to benchmark best practice and to be involved in teaching and learning innovation.
We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

Able to maintain a positive growth mindset despite challenges they may face;
Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships;
Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential;
Energetic and have a can-do attitude;
Confident and has strong career aspirations;
Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the Academy;
Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject;
Confident in delivering lessons with strong knowledge of the History curriculum;
Experienced in teaching the IB diploma
Engaged in evidence-informed pedagogy and relentlessly focused on improving their own practice;
Passionate about their own personal leadership and subject knowledge.