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Teacher of Social Sciences

Dunraven School
London, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
Start Date
1st September 2024
14th June 2024 11:59 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1426497



Required for September 2024 full time or part time

Thank you very much for your enquiry about the post of Teacher of Social Sciences at Dunraven School. We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful Teacher to join our thriving and oversubscribed school. The curriculum area encompasses Government and Politics, Psychology and Sociology. The ability to teach Sociology and Psychology to A-Level is essential for this role. We accept applications from candidates able to offer full time and part time.


Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:

  • in 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established;
  • in September 2018, our Multi Academy Trust was formally set up with the integration of Van Gogh Primary, followed by Goldfinch Primary school in January 2019 and The Elmgreen School and Rosendale Primary School in September 2021
  • In April 2023 we were judged as Good with Outstanding Features (Sixth Form and Personal Development) by Ofsted.

If you are successful in your application, you will share in the success of a staff who are hardworking, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
  • clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 14 June

Interviews are planned for the following week

We reserve the right to close early for an exceptional candidate

Dunraven School is committed to the safety and protection of its students. An enhanced DBS check with barred list check is a condition of employment for this post.


Pay Scale: ILPS


The Social Science department is experienced, effective and highly successful. Subjects include: Sociology (KS4/5), Psychology (KS5) and Government and Politics (KS5).

All teachers are members of a Departmental Team and members of a Year Team, either as a tutor or co-tutor. All staff are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school in addition to the core tasks of preparation, teaching and marking.

Dunraven is keen to support all aspects of staff development, personal and professional, and has a strong staff development policy. It has had Investors in People status for many years. We have a very good track record of developing staff to move into leadership positions.

Short listed candidates will be asked to teach a sample lesson.


Candidates will be expected to have the following skills and knowledge:

  • A thorough knowledge of their subject area, particularly in relation to the new National Curriculum, GCSE, and 16-19 developments.
  • The appropriate skills required to be an efficient and effective teacher and interest in developing this practice further.
  • The ability to plan, organise, assess, monitor and evaluate effectively, and to maintain a stimulating learning environment. Knowledge of assessment including at Advanced Level.
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective skills in the use of ICT.
  • The skills required to be an effective form tutor.
  • The ability to devise strategies for implementing policies leading to equality of opportunity.
  • An understanding of and commitment to whole-school issues in a diverse school and the willingness to be involved in all aspects of the work of the department and to contribute to the wider life of the school.
  • The potential to develop management and leadership qualities.
  • They will be required to carry out the duties of a school teacher according to the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document, and in the light of the school's changing needs. Job descriptions are reviewed regularly and may be subject to modification or amendment after consultation.

Please note: Dunraven School is committed to the safety and protection of its students. Dunraven is a non-smoking environment.


Safeguarding Statement:

Dunraven School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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