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History Teacher Grays Thurrock

Vacancy Details: History Teacher Grays Thurrock

Thames Park Secondary School are seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic individual to join their History department.

The Role:

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach History, across the Key Stages and will be creative, innovative, efficient and committed to raising standards. They will have excellent subject knowledge and will be joining a highly motivated team of superbly collaborative teachers committed to a creative and stimulating approach to teaching and learning, and to instilling a passion for History in their students.

Applications from teachers at any stage in their career are welcome: teachers with the ambition to train to become Lead Practitioners; Early Career Teachers; or experienced unqualified teachers who are prepared to train to gain qualified teacher status.

About the School:

Thames Park Secondary School opened in September 2020 in Thurrock and moved to our state of the art facilities in 2022 in north Grays. Thames Park Secondary School aims to provide an outstanding education for all its students. They have a strong focus on digital education running throughout their curriculum and are passionate about making their learning both exciting and memorable. https://osborne.coop/schools-in-our-trust/secondary-schools/thames-park-secondary-school/

The school aim to provide all students with an education that is tailored to support their academic development as well as their well-being; physically, mentally and spiritually. The partnership between the School and the parents and carers of it’s students is crucial in ensuring all the young people in the school develop into honest, open young people with the ability to care for others and develop a sense of social responsibility. They have a clear set of co-operative values; self-help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity. These values underpin everything they do. These values are not just words but help to create the “Thames Park Way.”


The school was judged to be “good” in all areas by Ofsted. The report states that “Pupils are proud of their school” and “In lessons, they show commitment to learning and work hard”. Report states that “The positive ethos at the school is valued and pupils contribute towards this in the way they behave and the way in which they take on positions of leadership”, at Thames Park, students “capably take responsibility to lead”. The report goes on to describe how Thames Park has “a positive learning atmosphere” and how “pupils conduct themselves maturely”. It  also states that “Staff enable pupils to consider and discuss the personal issues faced in adult life”.

Due to increasing student numbers, Thames Park Secondary School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint additional staff. They are a school which is firmly rooted in serving their community. Thames Park are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where they recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. They measure their success by much more than exam results as they recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of their young people. Thames Park is already a great place to teach and learn and they have many strengths including:

The Academy Trust:

Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament
Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues
Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education
Thames Park Secondary School is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools’ Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school can offer:

  • Recognition of continuous service
  • Automatic enrolment into the National Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
  • The support of an experienced family of schools
  • National Conditions of Service
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
  • Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance

Person Specification Requirements:



  • Graduate
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • English and Maths GCSE
  • Evidence of continuing approved professional development


  • Further or higher Degree



  • Experience across the Secondary School age range
  • Proven record of successful classroom teaching


  • Experience in Secondary School

Professional Competence:

  • Excellent Teaching Practitioner


  • Ability to use ICT and understand computer software packages
  • Ability to motivate students at all levels
  • A thorough understanding of the requirements of the curriculum and the range of teaching and learning strategies necessary to motivate pupils to achieve their potential


  • High-level ICT expertise
  • Innovative, imaginative and flexible classroom style which pushes the boundaries
  • Ability to teach in a second area

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent communicator


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to recognise and utilise staff strengths
  • Ability to work as part of a high-performing team
  • Ability to inspire children and the capacity to see each as an individual in their own right


  • Aspirations to further promote
  • Visionary

Start date – April 2024
Read the full job description – https://osborne.coop/organisational-documents/job-descriptions/teacher/

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